House of pi

If I were to build a house from scratch (from the ground up, if you will), I’d like to think I’d have the balls to put a digit on each brick.  While building work would start at the bottom of the house, owing in the main to tradition and the effects of gravity, the design would be such that the front of the house would display the first digits of pi, reading from left to right, top to bottom, a three appearing in the top left corner, just under the eaves.  To its right, a unique “decimal point” brick.

To achieve the goal, the number of rows of bricks (m) and the number of bricks on each row (n) would need to be pre-defined.  And you’d work backwards from the (mn-2)nd digit of pi in the bottom right corner.

Is that a job that you’d trust to a brickie?

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2 Responses to “House of pi”

  1. charles on June 13th, 2009 21:30

    My daughter had her house built (from wood) on a hill near Ngunguru, North Island, New Zealand. It’s 3.14 kilometres from the sea so the house number is 314.
    It’s for sale…………..

  2. Dan on June 13th, 2009 22:39

    Very cool indeed 🙂

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