Scale

Interpret Scale Drawings

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Interpret Scale Drawings

Villa Savoye is a house designed by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. It was built between 1928 and 1931 and is considered a prime example of modern architecture and the International Style.

Look at the photo and the floor plans of the house.

  • If the columns are 4.75 m apart, what are the length and width of the house?
  • What is the area of the living room (the gridded area in the middle drawing of the second floor)?

Hint:

  • What is the scale expressed as a ratio?
  • What are you solving for?
  • How can you set up the equation?
  • How can you estimate area?