Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
"Complexity across scales in the work of Le Corbusier: Using box-counting as a method for analysing facades";
Talk: CAADence in Architecture, 2016, international workshop and conference,
- 2016-06-17; in: "CAADence in Architecture",
Faculty of Architecture, Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
Since Benoît Mandelbrot raised the question about the length of Brit-ain's coastline in 1967, it has become obvious that fractal geometry is appropriate for describing irregular forms. In 1996 Carl Bovill applied box-counting, a fractal analysis method, for the first time to architecture in order to quantify the characteristic visual complexity of facades. This paper presents an approach utilizing fractal analysis to provide another view on Le Corbusier's architectural composition. Altogether 17 house designs are considered, 14 of them have been built between 1916 (Schwob Villa) and 1928 (Savoye House). Throughout this paper an implementation of the box-counting method written by the author is used. Besides discussing the results, the implementation itself with its advantages and disadvantages is explored.
Architectural Analysis, Fractal Analysis, Box-counting, Visual complexity
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