Special Issue "From Fractal Geometry to Visual Intelligence in Architecture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 8588
Interests: application of digital media in architecture and spatial planning with a particular focus on the examination and elaboration of the concept of applying fractal geometry to architecture; additional fields of research in architectural sciences include simulation in early-stage planning and tools that support early-stage planning of complex buildings (e.g., hospital planning)
Interests: gestalt configuration, among others dealing with methods for proportion detection in given objects, as well as the development of configurational strategies and digital tools for generative processes in architecture, fine arts, and music
The Special Issue is aiming for contributions that deal with new methods of fractal based analysis and/or generative design suited to the field of architecture. With architecture in the center of interest, research in related fields, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives on this specific subject, is required, and architects, civil engineers, product designers, mathematicians, computer scientists, and others are invited to this Special Issue.
Since Mandelbrot's definition of fractal geometry, researchers have scrutinized possibilities of its application in the built environment across two general approaches—analysis and generation of architectural form in holistic shape and detail. Fractal methods that are implemented in analysis are box counting and its derivatives, as well as in generation, e.g., L-systems, DLA, and iteration function systems. These methods are vital for the development of (semi-)automated visual intelligence systems which aid in understanding and generating architecture, as well as in supporting complexity management within design tasks.
While seemingly simple techniques utilizing fractal driven generation procure very complex structures and processes, powerful analytic procedures aid the cognition of these underlying principles as they present themselves in highly detailed forms. In a number of fields, fractal-based procedures are recognized and routinely applied, in some cases close to standardized manner, while the professionals in architecture are still yearning for applicable algorithms that suit regular implementation.
Acceptance criteria are state of the art literature reviews, new and transparently explained methods, as well as innovative applications. The rules of the MDPI journal for submissions (including supplementary materials, data and software prototypes) according to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/fractalfract/instructions.
Dr. Wolfgang E. Lorenz
Dr. Matthias Kulcke
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- visual complexity
- fractal-like architecture
- fractal analysis methods
- fractal-based design
- fractal-based applications