Per una scienza architettonica del pattern?
Chair / Department / Institute
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Projectes Arquitectònics
Document typeDoctoral thesis
Data de defensa2014-03-14
PublisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Rights accessOpen Access
The basic premise of this work is to consider architecture as the result of the interrelationship between its constituent parts: aesthetic, tectonics, social, environmental , cultural, and organizational. When the project is focused only on one or a few of these levels, this is when hollow formalisms are generated. The main aim here is to demonstrate that patterns are able to facilitate the interaction and integration ofthese constituents. The rise of computation in architecture has had the effect of diluting the natural thought process of the architect. This paper therefore, helps to fill that theoretical void in parametric design. Hence, new tools are needed to analyse and understand architectural phenomena. For this to happen, the relationship between mathematical models and architecture needs to be cemented, and from here on after, pattern needs to be seen as an invaluable component of architecture. A methodology based on my belief that Complexity Theory could be the basis for interpreting architecture and pattern as structure, in order to transform the abstract into reality.
CitationZappulla, C. Per una scienza architettonica del pattern? Tesi doctoral, UPC, Departament de Projectes Arquitectònics, 2014. Available at: <http://hdl.handle.net/2117/95364>