WIT Press


Complexity In Architecture: A Small Scale Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN040041

Volume

73

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,327 kb

Author(s)

N. Sala

Abstract

For many centuries, architecture found inspiration in Euclidean geometry and Euclidean shapes (bricks, boards), and it is no surprise that the buildings have Euclidean aspects. Nature is fractal and complex, and nature has influenced the architecture in different cultures and in different periods. Complexity is the property of a real-world system that is manifest in the inability of any one formalism being adequate to capture all its properties. The complexity is also the theory of how emergent organisation may be achieved by the interaction with components pushed far from equilibrium (by increasing matter, information, or energy) to the threshold between order and disorder (chaos). This threshold is where the system often interacts in a new non-linear way. Modern architects study the complexity and the fractal geometry to create a new kind of buildings

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