TAJ MAHAL, Architecture Exercise. Students readily recognized that this “famous building” is a good example of Symmetry. We discussed how to draw it, focusing on breaking it down into shapes. My grand children’s building blocks were used to “construct” a simple model of the Taj Mahal’s basic shapes: rectangles, half circles, squares, and cylinders. Some of the Middle School students opted to use a ruler and follow a few precise measurements designed for the size of paper they used. Other students used a rule just to draw the horizon line and then using a rectangle template in the middle they were able to “construct” and draw the rest of the building, following the symmetrical design portrayed in the one-point perspective image.