Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga

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David Douglas Duncan 2013 © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2013. Picasso identificando las obras destinadas a París con la ”K” (Kahnweiler) | Fuente: hrc.utexas.edu
David Douglas Duncan 2013 © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2013. Jacqueline and Picasso identifying the works destined for Paris with her ”K” (Kahnweiler) | Source: hrc.utexas.edu

Often one thinks that the formatos only give response to the dimensions of the sheets, the linens or the frames, establishing relations between his different dimensions. Thus the dimensions of the paper are organized to industrial level, being based on the number v2 to establish all the relations between the parts and everything.

The format is understood therefore as an internal structure, as a geometric rule under the different series are born whose mandate Cash To, Cash B or Cash C. In case of the linens that use as support to the painting the format it determines depending on the dimensions of his frames, the arriostramientos or rigidizadores that multiply and are placed respecting this function.

The formats are in the end a structure, the computer science knows it well. A hard disk must be formatted be provided, that is to say with an internal structure of fields and tracks, in order that the information could be stored there.

The format is therefore order, an order that relates the parts by means of a unit of measure, a module that guarantees the harmony of the set. The formats are laws at the time compositivas, since they it are the architectural classic orders, which offer unit and proportion to a structure to guarantee his beauty.

If in the paper in blank the relation is √2, in the classic architecture everything depends on the radius of the shaft of the column in his base. With this dimension one can draw the diameter, and with him the height of the column, and later the intercolumnio and this way continue up to filling completely the blank page with a regular and methodical architecture full of relations and proportions.

A formatted architecture formed of his paper which sides are a relation of two..

Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher. Framework Houses. 1957-74
Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher. Framework Houses. 1957-74

Íñigo García Odiaga. Architect
San Sebastián. May 2016

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