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id ecaade2009_026
authors Lorenz, Wolfgang E.
year 2009
title Fractal Geometry of Architecture: Implementation of the Box-Counting Method in a CAD-Software
source Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design [27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-8-9] Istanbul (Turkey) 16-19 September 2009, pp. 697-704
summary The author describes the basic principles for measuring architecture from the point of view of Fractal Geometry outlining the principle connections between Fractal Geometry and architecture, giving some examples and explaining the Box-Counting Method, which is an easily manageable method that can be applied to elevations. The paper not only deals with problems arising from using the Box-Counting Method but also with its relation to visual perception. It shows how the Box-Counting Dimension DB of façades can be measured with the help of a software program that was written by the author and has been implemented into AutoCAD. Finally, results of different configurations are given for the Koch curve and Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright, showing the accuracy of this measurement method.
wos WOS:000334282200084
keywords Fractal architecture, box-counting dimensions of façades, visual perception, implementation in a CAD-software
series eCAADe
email lorenz@iemar.tuwien.ac.at
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