Fractal geometry and architecture design: Case study review

Xiaoshu Lu, Derek Clements-Croome, Martti Viljanen

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    The idea of building in harmony with nature can be traced back to ancient Egyptians, China, Greeks and Romans. The increasing concerns on sustainability oriented on 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 architecture design. This paper gives a brief description of fractal geometry theory and presents its current positioning and recent developments through illustrative review of some fractal case studies in architectural design, which provides a bridge between fractal geometry and architecture design.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventInternational Conference on Chaotic Modeling and Simulation - Crete, Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    Duration: 31 May 20113 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 4


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Chaotic Modeling and Simulation
    Abbreviated titleCHAOS
    CityAgios Nikolaos


    • Architecture design
    • Fractal geometry
    • Sustainability

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