Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 85–98 | Cite as

Analysis and Synthesis in Architectural Designs: A Study in Symmetry

  • Jin-Ho Park
Research Articles


Jin-Ho Park describes and demonstrates methods of analysis and synthesis in architectural composition, based on the algebraic structure of the symmetry groups of a regular polygon. The Popenoe House by Rudolf Schindler is analyzed to show a unique application of symmetry operations with regard to the spatial organization. A similar geometric order and symmetric technique is applied to the generation of a new design.


Jin-Ho Park plan symmetry polygonal symmetry square symmetry architectural design theory analysis synthesis Rudolph Schindler 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ArchitectureUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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