Architectural and Urban Subsymmetries (Mathematics and the Built Environment #6) (Hardcover)

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Architectural and Urban Subsymmetries (Mathematics and the Built Environment #6) (Hardcover)

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This book focuses on symmetries in the analysis and synthesis of architectural designs. Crucial in the history of architecture, principles of symmetry provided the means to achieve balance and harmony of spatial composition in architecture. Less well known is the importance of symmetry principles in the analysis of the distinct constituents in a contemporary architectural design which may, at first glance, appear disorganized or even random. The revelation of different hierarchical levels wherein various types of symmetry or subsymmetry are superimposed provides a key for deciphering the underlying structure of spatial logic. The interaction between local and global subsymmetries is of particular interest. Operating with symmetry concepts in this manner offers architects, designers and students an explicit method for understanding the symmetrical logics of sophisticated designs and gaining insights into new designs.
This book has two complementary objectives: to explore the fundamental principles of architectural composition founded on the algebraic structure of symmetry groups in mathematics and to apply the principles in the analysis and synthesis of architectural and urban designs. By viewing and decomposing architectural and urban designs in this manner, the hidden spatial logic and underlying order in a design become transparent.
Jin-Ho Park teaches architectural design, formal theories, and history as a professor in the Department of Architecture at Inha University, Korea. Prior to joining Inha University, he taught in the School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA as an associate professor with tenure. He earned his Ph.D. in architecture from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He served as corresponding editor of the Nexus Network Journal and is now a contributing editor Open House International (Emerald Publishing). His research has been published in various referred journals, nationally and internationally. His book publications include Designing the Ecocity-in-the-Sky (Images Publishing 2014) and Graft in Architecture: Recreating Spaces (Images Publishing 2013).
Product Details ISBN: 9783031089459
ISBN-10: 3031089456
Publisher: Birkhauser
Publication Date: September 25th, 2022
Pages: 266
Language: English
Series: Mathematics and the Built Environment