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Joseph Fernandez Architect is pleased to announce that our design for a residential home in White Plains, NY has been granted approval.  Construction will start in the Spring of 2012 and when completed, the home, situated on a steep sloping site will be one of the largest single family homes in White Plains, NY.

Check back in the Spring 2012 to follow the progress of this exciting project.


Codex Atlanticus

Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo Da Vinci

The Codex Atlanticus reflects every aspect of Leonardo’s interests, including mechanical science, mathematics, astronomy, geography, botany chemistry and anatomy. The drawings represent a broad time-span and are varied in type. Studies relating to painting, sculptural, architectural and engineering projects are also included, such as the Adoration of the Magi altarpiece, the Sforza equestrian monument, and the dome of Milan Cathedral. The manuscript is now arranged in 12 volumes, comprising of over 1100 miscellaneous drawings and fragments by Leonardo now available in digital medium to view at the museum in Milan.

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Da Vinci

The Vitruvian Man is a world-renowned drawing created by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1487. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the famed architect, Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or, less often, Proportions of Man. It is stored in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy, and, like most works on paper, is displayed only occasionally.

The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De Architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders of architecture. Leonardo's drawing is traditionally named in honor of the architect.




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