June 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 48 December 2014


Tretyakova Maria S.

Doctoral student,
University of Art and Design,
Kyoto, Japan, e-mail: mashanadya@gmail.com   


Contemporary design reflects the current picture of the world based on the concept of synergetics and the contemporary evolution theory, thus being under a strong influence of biology including ideas of morphogenesis, polymorphism, metabolism, etc. The use of such scientific metaphors, however, raises the issue of identity in design.
The author addresses this problem proposing to use tradition and the following methods of its interpretation: 1) evolution of form (use of patterns, sections or curves); 2) evolution of principles (use of new scientific concepts in traditional forms, developing or adapting traditional geometry to the new mathematics and biology); 3) method of analogies (drawing analogies between traditional and contemporary elements of art, design or architecture through the same functions for instance); 4) ‘animation’ of tradition (use of new techniques and technologies such as robots or sensors to produce temporal changes of an object).

Key words: computer-aided design, parametric design, morphogenesis, polymorphism, patterns


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