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Integrated Function Systems and Organic Architecture from Wright to Mondrian

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

Abstract

The development of an architectural form where the individual parts reflect the integrated whole has been a design goal from ancient architecture to the current explorations into self-organizational structures. Organic architecture, with this part-to-whole association as an element of its foundation, has been explored from its incidental use in vernacular structures to its conscious endorsement by Frank Lloyd Wright. Traditionally Piet Mondrian has not been associated with organic architecture but a closer examination of the artistic and philosophical underpinnings of his work reveals a conceptual connection with organic architecture.

Keywords

algorithms fractals rule-based architecture Frank Lloyd Wright Piet Mondrian 

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© Kim Williams Books, Turin 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.N.Y.USA

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