Week 3: Symmetry and Structural Integrity

Symmetry is present in many things. This was observed in nature and in the environment since the ancient times. From the pyramids in Egypt, to the shells of some mollusks, symmetry is present and ever useful.

Symmetry can help in structural integrity in buildings. Usually, symmetric buildings are easier to balance because their center of gravity is easy to find. That is why a lot of buildings are symmetric in construction when looked at in a certain perspective. Structural integrity is not only applicable to buildings, but to cakes as well, since the baker needs to find the place where to put the cake that they will not cause each other to collapse and fall