Last edited 24 Oct 2018


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Verticality is an abstract conceptual and perceptual construct that is used in human sensory systems for orientation in space and time. It refers to a position or direction perpendicular to the horizontal plane, otherwise known as upright, plumb, or situated at the vertex.

Maintaining or achieving verticality is particularly important in surveying, i.e. when levelling.

NB: Vitruvius articulated the expression of architecture and human experience as inherently a vertical one.

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