The fractal urban coherence in biourbanism: the factual elements of urban fabric

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/302164
Title:
The fractal urban coherence in biourbanism: the factual elements of urban fabric
Authors:
Tracada, Eleni ( 0000-0002-0362-4260 )
Abstract:
During the last few decades, modern urban fabric lost some very important elements, only because urban design and planning turned out to be stylistic aerial views or new landscapes of iconic technological landmarks. Biourbanism attempts to re-establish lost values and balance, not only in urban fabric, but also in reinforcing human-oriented design principles in either micro or macro scale. Biourbanism operates as a catalyst of theories and practices in both architecture and urban design to guarantee high standards in services, which are currently fundamental to the survival of communities worldwide. Human life in cities emerges during connectivity via geometrical continuity of grids and fractals, via path connectivity among highly active nodes, via exchange/movement of people and, finally via exchange of information (networks). In most human activities taking place in central areas of cities, people often feel excluded from design processes in the built environment. This paper aims at exploring the reasons for which, fractal cities, which have being conceived as symmetries and patterns, can have scientifically proven and beneficial impact on human fitness of body and mind; research has found that, brain traumas caused by visual agnosia become evident when patterns disappear from either 2D or 3D emergences in architectural and urban design.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Tracada, E. (2013) 'The Fractal Urban Coherence in Biourbanism: The Factual Elements of Urban Fabric' in The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 7, Issue 1, www.designprinciplesandpractices.com
Publisher:
Common Ground Publishing
Issue Date:
24-Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/302164
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is available online and will be inserted in also printed format in the Journal in October 2013.
ISSN:
2325-1662
Sponsors:
ADT Funds
Appears in Collections:
The Built Environment Research Group (BERG)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTracada, Elenien
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-24T08:14:55Zen
dc.date.available2013-09-24T08:14:55Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09-24en
dc.identifier.citationTracada, E. (2013) 'The Fractal Urban Coherence in Biourbanism: The Factual Elements of Urban Fabric' in The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 7, Issue 1, www.designprinciplesandpractices.comen
dc.identifier.issn2325-1662en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/302164en
dc.descriptionThis article is available online and will be inserted in also printed format in the Journal in October 2013.en
dc.description.abstractDuring the last few decades, modern urban fabric lost some very important elements, only because urban design and planning turned out to be stylistic aerial views or new landscapes of iconic technological landmarks. Biourbanism attempts to re-establish lost values and balance, not only in urban fabric, but also in reinforcing human-oriented design principles in either micro or macro scale. Biourbanism operates as a catalyst of theories and practices in both architecture and urban design to guarantee high standards in services, which are currently fundamental to the survival of communities worldwide. Human life in cities emerges during connectivity via geometrical continuity of grids and fractals, via path connectivity among highly active nodes, via exchange/movement of people and, finally via exchange of information (networks). In most human activities taking place in central areas of cities, people often feel excluded from design processes in the built environment. This paper aims at exploring the reasons for which, fractal cities, which have being conceived as symmetries and patterns, can have scientifically proven and beneficial impact on human fitness of body and mind; research has found that, brain traumas caused by visual agnosia become evident when patterns disappear from either 2D or 3D emergences in architectural and urban design.en
dc.description.sponsorshipADT Fundsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCommon Ground Publishingen
dc.subjectThermodynamic architectural modelsen
dc.subjectBiourbanismen
dc.subjectComplexity and patternsen
dc.subjectArchitectural life and harmonyen
dc.titleThe fractal urban coherence in biourbanism: the factual elements of urban fabricen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.orcidorcid.org/0000-0002-0362-4260en
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