© 2007

Nexus Network Journal

Patterns In Architecture


  • Six research articles, two on Mamluk madrasas

  • Conference reports


Part of the Nexus Network Journal book series (NNJ, volume 9,1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-3
  2. Letter from the Editor

  3. Research

  4. Geometer’s Angle

  5. Conference report

  6. Symposium report

  7. Exhibit Review

About this book


This issue is dedicated to various kinds of patterns in architecture. Buthayna Eilouti and Amer Al-Jokhadar address patterns in shape grammars in the ground plans of Mamluk madrasas, religious schools. Giulio Magli goes back further in history, to the age of Greek colonies in Italy before they were conquered by the Romans, to examine patterns in urban design. In Traditional Patterns in Pyrgi of Chios: Mathematics and Community Charoula Stathopoulou examines the geometric patterns that decorate the buildings of the town of Pyrgi, on the Greek island of Chios. Curve Fitting is a study of ways to construct a function so that its graph most closely approximates the pattern given by a set of points. Dirk Huylebrouck’s paper examines how a pattern of points extracted from an arch might be associated to a precise mathematical curve. James Harris looks at the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and Piet Mondrian to extract the rules of their pattern generation and propose possible applications.


Ancient town Mamluk Madrasa Mondrian Pyrgi of Chios Wright function mathematics

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nexus Network Journal
  • Book Subtitle Patterns In Architecture
  • Editors Kim Williams
  • Series Title Nexus Network Journal
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kim Williams Books and Birkhäuser Verlag 2007
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7643-8443-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7643-8519-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages III, 155
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics, general
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