An introduction to Patterson Whittaker Architectural Profiles
The Golden Section described in brief is a proportion [as one involving a line divided into two segments or the length and width of a rectangle and their sum] in which the ratio of the whole to the larger parts is the same as the ratio of the larger part to the smaller.
Distinguished philosophers and artists dating from the days of Euclid, in ancient Greece, have associated the human sense of beauty and harmonic balance with certain geometric and algebraic proportions evidenced in the natural world. Leonardo Da Vinci and his friend, Luca Pacioli, referred to such mathematical relationships with the honorifics “Divine Proportion” and “The Golden Ratio”. DaVinci exemplified these properties in the creation of his art and architecture.
Elegant building details developed by the Greeks and romans using such careful mathematical proportions are still revered today, but true replication is seldom accomplished because few projects can justify the expense of the required level of detailing and the sheer size of the materials needed to achieve an appropriate scale. Patterson Whittaker’s specialized manufacturing equipment, coating formulations and cost-saving installation systems now make such architectural sophistication a practical and affordable alternative for the modern world.
PW provides a catalog of offerings the represents a sophistication of design that employs the highest of modern structural and engineering standards. Many of our profiles feature top-slope and drip-edge contours that allow rainwater to naturally cleanse the details as the help shed surface water away from the building face.
Our goal to provide our customers with high-quality products that are aesthetically pleasing and offer an unparalleled combination of savings when material, installation and long-term maintenance costs are jointly considered.