Elements of Architectural Design: Formal
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Symmetry / Asymmetry:
When there is correspondence in size or shape of parts on either side of a bisected whole we say it is symmetrical. A good starting point for understanding symmetry might be to look in the mirror and imagine a line drawn down the center of your body. You are fairly symmetrical with correspondence between your eyes, ears, arms and legs, A symmetrical building has the same shapes on either side of an imaginary line drawn down the middle of its façade. Buildings can be asymmetrical as well when different shapes are placed on either side of a bisecting line.