WIT Press


Material/matter/mater: The Fundamental Integrating Principles

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN040391

Volume

73

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

6,501 kb

Author(s)

M.A. Báez

Abstract

Through the ever-increasing sophistication of modern computer visualization and analysing techniques, a greater and more insightful comprehension has emerged regarding the fertile, self-organizing and regulatory processes lurking within natural phenomena. Throughout these systems, the complex behaviour and emergent properties of matter evolve from initially simple starting conditions that eventually generate unpredictable behaviour. These developments directly relate to the radical re-conceptualisation that occurred in the first decades of the twentieth century regarding the nature of matter, its organization and its constituent parts. They also offer new possibilities towards achieving the integrative design strategies aspired to by key central figures and institutions in the history of modern architecture. The comprehensive design goals of the formative period

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