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Fractal geometry and architecture design: case study review

Lu, X., Clements-Croome, D. and Viljanen, M. (2012) Fractal geometry and architecture design: case study review. Chaotic Modeling and Simulation (CMSIM). ISSN 2241-0503

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The idea of buildings in harmony with nature can be traced back to ancient times. The increasing concerns on sustainability oriented buildings have added new challenges in building architectural design and called for new design responses. Sustainable design integrates and balances the human geometries and the natural ones. As the language of nature, it is, therefore, natural to assume that fractal geometry could play a role in developing new forms of aesthetics and sustainable architectural design. This paper gives a brief description of fractal geometry theory and presents its current status and recent developments through illustrative review of some fractal case studies in architecture design, which provides a bridge between fractal geometry and architecture design.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment
ID Code:39056
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fractal geometry, Architecture design, Sustainability
Publisher:Word Scientific

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