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Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque, the Dome Ceiling - Golden Rectangles

Successive golden rectangles divide a golden rectangle into squares, creating a logarithmic spiral known as the golden spiral. It appears in natural phenomena and has been used in art and design throughout history.

Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque
Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran.

Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1618. It was built by the chief architect Shaykh Bahai, during the reigh of Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty. It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Source: Wikipedia, Lotfollah Mosque.

Golden rectangle
A golden rectangle is a rectangle whose side lengths are in the golden ratio, one-to-phi, that is, approximately 1:1.618. A distinctive feature of this shape is that when a square section is removed, the remainder is another golden rectangle, that is, with the same proportions as the first. Square removal can be repeated infinitely, which leads to an approximation of the golden or Fibonacci spiral.


Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque, the Dome Ceiling. Golden Rectangles



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