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Recognition of the role of nature in the formation of fractal architecture

Assistant Professor Seyedeh Somayeh Mirmoradi
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  • Architecture Department, School of Civil Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran
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Published Online: 2017-09-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/otmcj-2016-0020


After a long period of one-way consumerist atti­tude toward nature, there have been some alternate per­spectives on the systemic relationship between humans and nature, which have been again brought up during the past few decades. Since the late twentieth century, fractal architecture has been one of the most important themes discussed in architecture and it is based on the chaos and complexity theories. Critics often criticize this architecture due to its lack of architectural values, practi­cality, and attention to economy, culture, and history. The current study aims to clarify the scientific theories that are the theoretical foundations of this approach in contempo­rary architecture. By categorizing the practical examples of this architectural approach, they are analyzed in terms of their relationship with nature using the logical reasoning method to achieve a favorable architecture. In fact, the gap between this architecture and nature’s behavior is shown.

Keywords : chaos theory; fractal architecture; form; geometry; nature


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About the article

Received: 2017-01-15

Accepted: 2017-05-20

Published Online: 2017-09-08

Published in Print: 2017-01-27

Citation Information: Organization, Technology and Management in Construction: an International Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1574–1583, ISSN (Online) 1847-6228, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/otmcj-2016-0020.

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