Nexus Network Journal

Architecture, Mathematics and Structure

  • Editors
  • Kim Williams

Part of the Nexus Network Journal book series (NNJ, volume 11,2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 145-147
  2. Letter from the Editor

    1. Kim Williams
      Pages 149-150
  3. Research

  4. Didactics

    1. Giovanni Ferrero, Celestina Cotti, Michela Rossi, Cecilia Tedeschi
      Pages 305-316
    2. Laura Tedeschini Lalli
      Pages 317-324
  5. Conference Report

About this book

Introduction

The title of this issue of the Nexus Network Journal, "Architecture, Mathematics and Structure," is deliberately ambiguous. At first glance, it might seem to indicate the relationship between what buildings look like and how they stand up. This is indeed one aspect of what we are concerned with here. But on a deeper level, the fundamental concept of structure is what connects architecture to mathematics. Both architecture and mathematics are highly structured formal systems expressed through a symbolic language. For architecture, the generating structure might be geometrical, musical, modular, or fractal. Once we understand the nature of the structure underlying the design, we are able to "read" the meaning inherent in the architectural forms. The papers in this issue all explore themes of structure in different ways.

Keywords

Structure architecture design geometry mathematics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8976-5
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 2009
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8975-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8976-5
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