For modernism Non-tapered will look like posts. This provides a
to a facade
or deck structure.
traditional look use Tapered Columns.
provides the visual distortion necessary for the column to look proper.
within the design principles of PHi,
ie "the golden rule" there should be approximately
1/3rd to 2/3rd ratio variation between the
top of the column and the bottom diameter.
Top diameter of the shaft is 10", the bottom is 16", height 10 Feet
should stop 2/3rds down the shaft, then go straight to the bottom.
This can vary
per manufacturer. On a 10 Feet high shaft the taper would stop
at the 7-1/2 Feet level. Using the calculation of Phi .618 the
would stop at
6.18 Feet level, then go straight. The use of the 2/3 - 1/3 rule
used by manufacturers rather than true Phi.