id 
ecaade2013_013 
authors 
Lorenz, Wolfgang E. 
year 
2013 
title 
Combining Complexity and Harmony by the BoxCounting Method 
source 
Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 1820 September 2013, pp. 667676 
wos 
WOS:000340643600069 
summary 
When Benoît Mandelbrot raised the question about the length of Britain’s coastline in 1967, this was a major step towards formulating the theory of fractals, which also led to a new understanding of irregularity in nature. Since then it has become obvious that fractal geometry is more appropriate for describing complex forms than traditional Euclidean geometry (not only with regard to natural systems but also in architecture). This paper provides another view on architectural composition, following the utilization of fractal analysis. The procedure concerning the exploration of a façade design is demonstrated step by step on the Roman temple front of the Pantheon by Appolodorus and its reinterpretation – in the particular case the entrance front of Il Redentore, a Renaissance church by Palladio. Their level of complexity and range of scales that offer coherence are visualized by the specific measurement method of boxcounting. 
keywords 
Fractal analysis; boxcounting method; Pantheon; Il Redentore; Palladio. 
series 
eCAADe 
email 
lorenz@iemar.tuwien.ac.at 
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