"Improvising" Architecture: A Fractal Based Approach

Ediz Ö. M.

27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, İstanbul, Turkey, 16 - 19 September 2009, pp.593-597 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.593-597


In this study, a computational, generative design model is investigated in the context of an approach based on improvising in architectural design. This approach asks the question: "How can fractals be used in the architectural design process?" The initial focus is the similarity between the architectural design process and musical improvisation. This is informative because improvisation in the design process can aid in developing numerous design alternatives. An understanding of improvisation in jazz music is particularly relevant for the architectural design process.