CORDOVAN PROPORTION IN CORDOBA

The architecture of Cordova is characterized by the employment of the Cordovan Proportion in its monuments, squares, fountains, roofs etc. Acording to Rafael de la Hoz's research and after visiting all of  them for our "Number Become Art" project, we compile the main places in Cordoba where the Cordovan Proportion is present.

The interior front of the Synagogue (of the 14th century) is formed by a cordovan rectangle, in a way very similar to the Mih-rab of the Mosque.

Synagogue
Synagogue

The fountain of the Plaza del Potro forms an octagon derivative of the Cordovan Proportion. 

Plaza del Potro
Plaza del Potro

The church Santa Marina de Aguas Santas (first picture on the left),is one of fourteen churches Romanesque-Gothic of San Fernando, whose exterior front presents the cordovan rectangle. So does La Merced Church (picture number two) and San Nicolás Church  (picture on the right), whose floor is a square but it ends in an octogonal vault.

 

This proportion becomes present in the ancient courtyard of the Merced's convent and in the Malmuerta Tower, whose floor is octogonal.