Nature’s design

Fractal is a term invented by the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot to describe the intricate patterns he generated while working with complex numbers. If you magnify a small area of a fractal, the result will resemble the original image. As well as their intrinsic artistic value, fractals are used as a model to study complex natural phenomena such as the changing shape of clouds. Nature’s design is complex and underlined by mathematics. Architects should aim to add this kind of depth, but certainly great architectural work has been created with this in mind.

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Further reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal

http://www.kcsd.k12.pa.us/~projects/fractal/

http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/fractals/fracintro/

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~ by juric on October 22, 2007.

4 Responses to “Nature’s design”

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  3. wow !!
    its very interesting point of view.
    Good post.
    realy good post

    thx :-)

  4. Scrolling the third image blows your mind – I love patterns, both the obvious and the hidden

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