"The distinction of a fine face lies in the quality of the feature and in a quite special and personal value of the relationship b/t them." (Le Corbuisier, 203) Through datum we understand order, compostion and overall organization in design. In finding/creating a pattern for our studio project, datum is an important factor in the final design. Though datum has a greater reference to straight lines, it can also be about how to organize positive/negative space. With that being said, my design/pattern is inspired from berries found in nature so its datum will be more organized around the contrast of positive/negative space more so than lines. Since datum relates also to organization, today's sub-divisions are composed around a datum on both a community scale and an individual scale. Just as Patrick suggested, the way the homes began to be organized in the 17 century around and enflade is the same way homes are organized today.
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