authors 
Rychter, Zenon 
year 
1995 
title 
Matematical Architectural Syntesis 
source 
CAD Space [Proceedings of the III International Conference Computer in Architectural Design] Bialystock 2729 April 1995, pp. 283297 
summary 
Extremes converge. Life blossoms on the boundary. All creative thinking, architectural or mathematical, is essentially the some. Today legions of dull computers take over the role of renaissance giants in integrating all ways of thinking. On the sensual level, computer art is often indistinguishable from computer simulations of physical processes, such as fractals representing chaos. On the logical level, all information boils down to the language of bits, sequences of O's and I's or X's and Y's if you like there just has to be two of them, like Adam and Eve at the beginning of mankind. Creating means synthesizing, composing, constructing a whole from elements. But often the starting point, the finish, the middle stages and methods are fuzzy, vague, ill definedore all yet to be discovered or conceived. It is like groping in a dark labyrinth, searched and created at the same time. There are many branches to discover and explore, many dead ends forcing retreat, no guarantee of a solution, and even no clear idea of what a solution might be. It is a trial anderror, generateandtest, backandforth, topdown and bottomup, global and local, inductive and deductive, rigorous at times and fuzzy most of the time, amebalike process or bunch of processes. In this, creative, perspective both architecture and mathematics become experimental sciences: as such they require laboratories. Computer systems (hardware plus software) supply today the necessary environment, ways and means. To the happy user of a generalpurpose platform, straddling the architecturemathematics boundarywith one leg on a generalpurpose computeraided design system, like AutoCAD, and the other leg on a generalpurpose mathematical system, like Mathematica, the essential unity of creatively doing both architecture and mathematics is hard to overlook. 
series 
plCAD 
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