The New Mathematics of Architecture

In this publication from 20120 Jane and Mark Burry feature almost 50 buildings that accumulate to the thesis that their is a stream of architecture that employs mathematical thinking and methods. There is classification of projects along mathematical fields:

  • Mathematical Surfaces and Seriality
  • Chaos, Complexity, Emergence
  • Packing and Tiling
  • Optimization
  • Topology
  • Datascapes and Multi-Dimensionality

Each article is carefully edited striving towards a consistent overall thesis rather than a simple collection of projects under the umbrella of mathematics.

Among these projects there are two in the Mathematical Surfaces and Seriality chapter Mirco Becker was involved in as a computational designer. Beijing International Airport by Foster and Partner and Abu Dhabi Airport by Kohn Pedersen Fox.


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