Evolve Patterns, Generate Architecture

By Mohsen Faizi and Mostafa Gholipour.

Published by The Design Collection

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Nowadays, what the architecture and design processes suffer from is the lack of a dynamic system, which is the indicator of selection criteria. The system ensures the architect that all related criteria are involved in the design to organize the hierarchy of relation among design components. Achieving such process requires the comprehensive balance in its components that continuously impress all criteria effects at any condition. The growth process in nature is a comprehensive process, which has such dynamic system. Consequently, we treat nature as an inspiration.
To investigate and knowing the behavior of nature, main constituent of it, i.e., patterns, are evaluated. The quality of pattern formation and replying to all natural context requirements, is applicable into the architectural design process. Analyzing struggle behavior of patterns in balancing and investigating their physical properties, one can find the fundamentals of sustainable processes. We should consider the patterns from the natural selections, evolution, and balance viewpoints to attain the natural behavior qualities. Learning these qualities will assist us in translating the language of nature creation into the comprehensive language of architectural design.
Therefore, the final goal of exploration in natural patterns is to extract the process structure, in order to behave like nature optimally and design like it. This article deals with the investigation on patterns and behavior of nature in balancing the forces and changing them into the language of architectural design process.

Keywords: Architecture, Nature, Design process, Patterns, Evolution

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.17-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.458MB).

Dr. Mohsen Faizi

Assistant Professor, Dean of Faculty, School of Architecture and Urban Studies, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr Mohsen Faizi is assistant professor, Dean of faculty, at the school of Architecture and Urban studies, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran. He has been involved in wide variety of projects and research with variety of publication. Mohsen has been supervising various student with subjects related to landscape and architecture. He is an individual member of International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Mostafa Gholipour

Researcher, University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mostafa Gholipour graduated in University of Science & Technology (IUST) with a M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Architecture with the research field of Evolutionary Design Methods .His focus was mainly on Architectural Patterns with the thesis title of “Evolve Patterns generate Architecture “. He has also published several papers and participated in several international architectural design competitions.

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