Fig. 19. Using 3-4-5 Pythagorean triangles to set out the
principal rooms in Villa Emo.
a. the 27x27 room may be laid
out using the 9, 12, 15 version, since 12+15=27;
the length of the 27x16 room is similarly determined, but its
width derives from other rooms en suite;
the square 16x16 room may be set out using the 12, 16, 20 version;
d. the 16x12 room is given directly by the 12, 16,
e. in the barchessa, the 20x12
room may be measured using the 12, 16, 20 version.
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