June 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 30 June 2010

Theory of architecture

Babich Vladimir N.

C.Sc. (Technology), Professor,
Chair of Theory of Architecture and Professional Communication,
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: v.n.babich@mail.ru

Kremlev Alexander G.

D.Sc. (Physics and Mathematics), Professor, Chair of Multimedia Technologies,
Department of Information and Mathematical Technologies and Economic Modelling,
Ural Federal University,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: kremlev001@mail.ru


Modern-day research in various branches of science requires better representations of objects and processes, without smoothing the form, contours, surfaces, unreasonable simplification of their structure, organized ignoring of some properties (possibly, essential and characteristic) of objects and processes studied. Fractals are mathematical models of complex structures whose spatial images are represented in an idea of broken, wrinkled and indistinct forms. In this article, fractals are considered as mathematical abstractions which possess some characteristic properties. Such fractal structures are widely used not only in natural but also artificial environments. An understanding natural fractality influences architectural representation of urban environment, which will make it possible to develop town-planning concepts allowing for new technologies, materials, means and opportunities.

Key words: fractals, architecture, town-planning co

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