An interesting article about Noor van Krimpen’s research at Pompeii has just come out in Science Daily. Her metrological analysis of eighteen houses demonstrates that architects in Pompeii were working according to geometric figures and proportions, resulting in a standard set of ratios. This means that, despite common features in the houses, each was able to maintain an individual character. Adaptations to each house could then be made according to particularly circumstances. It’s an interesting – but short – article. (Source and citation.) Let’s hope for proper publication of her research soon. In the meantime, congratulations to Noor on her recent and successful defence of her Ph.D at Leiden!
Just noticed that this article was picked up by Rogue Classicism, too.