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  • New Relevancies Between Cultural Context and Spatial Discourse: An Evolution of Patterns through Methods, Models and Techniques
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2021-01-20
    Yannis Zavoleas, Mark Taylor

    This paper traces the evolution of patterns in architecture since early Modernism and links it to the socio-political and technological context of each period. The theme of patterns and its applications is a suitable one through which to rethink architecture’s values about making and living in relation to theories, ideals and priorities. A comparative examination of patterns further prompts revisiting

    更新日期:2021-01-20
  • Shape Grammar as a Typology Defining Tool for Ancient Egyptian Funerary Monuments
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2021-01-16
    Anja Wutte, José Pinto Duarte

    This paper proposes a parametric shape grammar for ancient Egyptian funerary monuments. The corpus of monuments includes ten rock-cut structures, duly documented. They exhibit different grades of completion and preservation and possess variant archaeological documentation. The generation of a design following the proposed grammar depends both on formal and functional aspects. Metadata indicates the

    更新日期:2021-01-18
  • Cultural Computation on the Traveling Hamlet: Ciptarasa and Ciptagelar
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2021-01-16
    Rizal Muslimin

    This paper conducts a computational investigation on the settlement patterns of Kasepuhan villages in West Java, Indonesia, a traditional community that remains adherent to its ancestral principles, including migrating the capital village from one place to another, guided by divine order. Ciptarasa is the former capital, while Ciptagelar is the current capital. This study interprets rules from the

    更新日期:2021-01-18
  • Let’s Join: A Pavilion Inspired by the Weaire and Phelan Space Tessellation
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2021-01-13
    Graziano Mario Valenti, Chadi El Khoury

    The pavilion presented in this paper is an articulation of space based on the Weaire and Phelan tessellation. In this pavilion a second generative pattern is partially engraved and cut out of the polygonal surfaces that bind the polyhedron. This pattern is made up of cubic curves that aim to spatially engage with the tessellation. The design and prototyping process was implemented and controlled using

    更新日期:2021-01-13
  • Compass Construction of Bézier Curves and B-Splines
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2021-01-03
    Tuğrul Yazar

    This article reveals a mathematical bridge between compass-only geometric constructions and parametric curves. A set of construction algorithms are presented which are used to locate points on any Bézier curve or B-Spline by using an abstract compass. These constructions aim to translate the B-Spline definition of Paul de Casteljau into the modified versions of compass-only constructions explained

    更新日期:2021-01-03
  • Surface Discretisation with Rectifying Strips on Geodesics
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2021-01-02
    Andrés Martín-Pastor, Francisco González-Quintial

    The use of geodesic curves of surfaces has enormous potential in architecture due to their multiple properties and easy geometric control using digital graphic tools. Among their numerous properties, the geodesic curves of a surface are the paths along which straight strips can be placed tangentially to the surface. On this basis, a graphical method is proposed to discretize surfaces using straight

    更新日期:2021-01-02
  • Design of Flat Vaults with Topological Interlocking Solids
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-12-19
    Francesca Lecci, Cecilia Mazzoli, Cristiana Bartolomei, Riccardo Gulli

    This paper investigates the principles that regulate complex stereotomic constructions as a starting point for the design of a new two-dimensional floor structure based on the principles of TIM (Topological Interlocking Materials). These interlocking systems use an assembly of identical Platonic solids which, due to the mutual bearing between adjacent units and the presence of a global peripheral constraint

    更新日期:2020-12-20
  • The Parigi Mechanism: A Novel 1-DOF Mechanism and Its Application as a Kinetic Reciprocal System (KRS) Adaptive Facade
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-11-28
    Dario Parigi

    The Parigi mechanism, invented by the author, is described and defined rigorously with the use of the kinetic reciprocal system (KRS) algorithm. The mechanism possesses one degree of freedom (DOF) and consists of a network of elements reciprocally connected with pin-slot joints. The network can be extended infinitely and retain one DOF, regardless of the number of elements added. The principle of the

    更新日期:2020-12-01
  • Complex Vaulted Systems: Geometry and Architecture from Design to Construction
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-11-23
    Roberta Spallone, Marco Vitali

    Nexus Network Journal guest editors Roberta Spallone and Marco Vitali introduce the papers in vol. 22 no. 4, a special issue dedicated to Complex Vaulted Systems.

    更新日期:2020-11-25
  • Common Scales in Military Maps from the Fortification Projects for Rome
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-11-17
    Ian Verstegen

    Following the model of work on architectural plans for St. Peter’s church, this article takes Antonio da Sangallo the Younger’s fortification drawings for the Vatican Borgo and applies a scale analysis based both on the inscribed scales and real-world dimensions. The result is the specification of several scales beginning at 1:1000 for a very detailed survey of the medieval fortification to 1:2666

    更新日期:2020-11-17
  • A Grammatical Note on Utzon’s Vaults
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-11-01
    Rizal Muslimin

    This paper outlines an analysis of Utzon’s process of ideating vault through the lens of shape grammar, from investigating the eureka moment of the spherical schema for the Sydney Opera House to interpreting vault schema generation in other, later projects. The results show that most of Utzon’s vault’s schemas can be generated with only a few rule schemas, and that the generated schema can produce

    更新日期:2020-11-02
  • The Struttura Reticolare Acentrata, a Design Strategy for Spatial Organization
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-29
    Veronica Bastai, Andrea Cavani, Francesco Gherardini, Giulio Orsini

    The Non-centred Reticular Structure is a modular pattern developed by Cesare Leonardi (Modena, Italy, 1935) from 1983, the result of research into spatial and urban planning focusing on trees. It is a model of spatial organization seeking a balance between the spaces of people and those of trees, reconciling and promote all living forms. The Structure consists of a primary pattern of 23 irregular polygons

    更新日期:2020-10-30
  • Register of Dry Stone Domes. Simplified Method for Point Clouds
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-27
    Cèlia Mallafrè Balsells, Josep Maria López Besora, Agustí Costa Jover, Sergio Coll Pla

    Dry-stone elements represent an important aspect of rural identity, and by nature, their constructive and volumetric elements have been eclipsed by their characteristics. Current massive data capture techniques, including photogrammetry, can offer new analysis procedures that will improve existing management and cataloguing methods. Such methods must address those characteristics that make it difficult

    更新日期:2020-10-30
  • The Vaults of Umm al-Dabadib: Geometric Study
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-22
    Corinna Rossi, Fausta Fiorillo

    This article focuses on the shape of the vaults that cover the rooms of the Fort of Umm al-Dabadib (Kharga Oasis, Egypt’s Western Desert), dating to the Late Roman Period. This building is the central element of the contemporary Fortified Settlement, consisting of a dense, three-dimensional mosaic of domestic units, all covered by similar vaults, and belonging to a chain of similar installations. Two

    更新日期:2020-10-30
  • Systemic Methods and Large-Scale Models in Ekistics
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-20
    Lefteris Theodosis

    In recent years planning discourse and ideology have been dominated by the smart city movement and yet the past is full theories that address the challenges of the increasingly urban world drawing on scientific concepts and technological advances, in most cases unsuccessfully. This paper describes ekistics, a concept coined by architect-planner C.A. Doxiadis to describe the science of human settlements

    更新日期:2020-10-20
  • Comparing and Clustering Residential Layouts Using a Novel Measure of Grating Difference
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-15
    Ran Xiao

    Clustering is widely used as a knowledge discovery method in scientific studies but is not often used in architectural research. This paper applies clustering to a dataset of 129 residential layouts, which were collected from contemporary architectural practices, to reveal underlying design patterns. To achieve this, this paper introduces a novel measure for the topological properties of layouts: ‘grating

    更新日期:2020-10-16
  • Weberian Focal-Directorial Curves
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-13
    Maja Petrović, Branko Malešević, Radovan Štulić

    In this paper, new plane curves (multidirectorial curves as counterpart to multifocal curves; and focal-directorial curves as curves of a transitory type) are considered through geometric genesis, and their form variation for special choices of foci and directrices disposition. Furthermore, the form variation of Weberian focal-directorial curves (WFDC) for different values of accompanying parameter

    更新日期:2020-10-13
  • Geometry of Ancient Mazes, Part I: ‘Cretan’ Mazes
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-10
    Bernard Parzysz

    The aim of the present survey is to investigate the processes implemented for conceiving and setting up two major types of mazes which have come down to us on various media (stone, mosaic, painting, ceramic, coins…) from Prehistoric times to Roman Empire (and, for some, even later). Based on a corpus of 83 mazes, the two sets usually known as ‘Cretan’ and ‘Roman’ could be characterized and differentiated

    更新日期:2020-10-11
  • Mapping the Persistence and Evolution of the Quincunx
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-08
    Fabio Colonnese

    The quincunx is a pattern that passes through different ages and cultures of Western world. It spread in the Byzantine era; it flourishes during the Renaissance, either in combination or as an alternative to the Vitruvian proportioning criteria; it suffers from a process of mathematization in the eighteenth century; it arrives at the twentieth century in the form of the so-called “nine-square grid

    更新日期:2020-10-11
  • The Racetrack Oval Frame Vault of Villa Borromeo in Cassano d’Adda
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-06
    Chiara Stanga

    The paper describes the analysis of the oval frame vault of the ballroom of Villa Borromeo in Cassano d’Adda (Milan), one of the most important, yet not deeply studied, countryside villas of the Adda family. The vault is a particular example of a frame vault on an oval plan, where the main elements that characterize the space are the skene arches and the curved lunettes. The article sheds light on

    更新日期:2020-10-07
  • Patterns and Tonalities in Architecture and Music
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-03
    Jannis Athanasopoulos

    In everyday life, the interdependence of any individual with her or his surrounding environment is self-evident. The subconscious consolidation of spatial orientation by the human being is fundamental to most activities. However, in artistic and aesthetically motivated works, creating a clear sense of spatial orientation is not always the artist’s main intention. Especially in creative activities that

    更新日期:2020-10-04
  • A Methodological Approach for the Study of Domes
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-02
    Carlo Bianchini

    Domes still represents a prickly subject, large dimensions coupled with a limited accessibility making their study difficult and time-consuming. Although throughout history this problem has been tackled in different ways, relevant methodological and operational issues have until now limited the success of these efforts. Digital technologies have radically changed this scenario. 3D active and passive

    更新日期:2020-10-02
  • Transverse Arches in Spanish Ribless Vaults
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-10-02
    Pablo Navarro Camallonga

    This article selects Spanish ribless vaults as the object of study and presents new research findings derived from the analysis of formal aspects. Although these vaults have been studied in depth, a notably important question remains that substantially modifies the design proposed, as well as their stereotomy and construction. In particular, the analysis of so-called transverse joints should be conducted

    更新日期:2020-10-02
  • The Conceptual Design of the Octagon at Thessaloniki
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-09-03
    Demetrius Savvides

    Numerous theoretical designs based on the geometrical shape of ad quadratum, sequences of squares or/and octagons have been used to speculate for the existence of archetype patterns in architecture. However, up to now no archaeological evidence of the existence of any such pattern has been documented. The present work examines whether a diagram incised on stone found in the Octagon in Thessaloniki

    更新日期:2020-09-03
  • Measuring the Entropy of Sinan’s Muqarnas Patterns
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-28
    Orkan Zeynel Güzelci, Sema Alaçam, Asena Kumsal Şen Bayram, Igor Lacroix

    This paper presents a novel computational model to measure the entropy value of 2-dimensional geometric patterns. The model takes an image file as input, it automatically identifies shapes and calculates entropy values for the given patterns based on the adjacency relationships of the detected shape tokens and the repetition frequencies of the shapes in the whole. The model utilizes Shannon’s definition

    更新日期:2020-08-28
  • The Roman Ashlar Groin Vault at Grotta dei Massacci
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-27
    José Calvo-López, Giulia Piccinin, Pau Natividad-Vivó, Alessio Bortot

    Some authors have downplayed the importance of complex vaulted systems in ashlar in Roman architecture. This has led them to seek the origins of Early Modern stonecutting in Christian Syria or Languedocian Romanesque. However, some examples in many regions of the Empire, including Lazio, argue for the existence of advanced stonecutting techniques in the Roman world. In this paper, we will study an

    更新日期:2020-08-28
  • Ashlar Staircases with Warped Vaults in Sixteenth- to Eighteenth-Century Spain
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-25
    Concepción López González, Rafael Marín-Sánchez

    During the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, three-section cantilevered stone stairways supported by vaults of complex warped shapes were built along Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Presented here are five case studies. The geometric analyses and the comparative study with the relevant treatise illustrate the existence of a geometric construction method. The process involves handling elevation and plan

    更新日期:2020-08-26
  • The Vault and Coffers of S. Bernardo alle Terme in Rome
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-18
    Licinia Aliberti

    The great variety of geometries of the inner surface of Roman domes is still an important issue to be explored. The aim of this research is to study the geometry of the vault of the church of S. Bernardo alle Terme in Rome and the relation with its constructive techniques. The church was built using an ancient Roman structure that was part of the Baths of Diocletian and preserves its entire dome. The

    更新日期:2020-08-18
  • Emerging Spanning Trees in the Work of Candilis–Josic–Woods
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-17
    Georgios-Spyridon Athanasopoulos

    This paper introduces the use of graph theory for the study of the work of Candilis–Josic–Woods. Α short introduction to the architects’ main strategies as members of Team Χ and CIAM (Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne) critics is given. Geometry and computational design methods for city planning and design are briefly discussed. Definitions of the minimum spanning tree, the shortest walk

    更新日期:2020-08-18
  • History, Geometry and Stereotomy in the Vaults of the Halle au Blé
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-10
    Agostino De Rosa, Francesco Bergamo, Antonio Calandriello

    This paper analyses the history, cultural background, geometric configuration and stereotomic apparatus of one of the most interesting buildings in the urban landscape of Paris between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Halle au Blé in Rue de Viarmes, also known in English as Corn Exchange. This building, which over the years underwent several formal, functional and structural transformations

    更新日期:2020-08-11
  • The Computer-Aided Rough Patterns of Christopher Alexander
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-04
    Diana Cristobal Olave

    This paper analyzes Christopher Alexander’s combined use of mathematical graphs and hand-made diagrams, and argues that such affinities marked the insertion of roughness into architectural computational thinking. Within the techno-scientific context of American postwar architecture, the techniques of transcription and calculation used by Alexander at the Center for Environmental Structure reveal the

    更新日期:2020-08-05
  • Origin of Irregular Star Polygons in Ground Projection Plans of Muqarnas
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-04
    Asli Agirbas, Gulnur Yildiz

    Many muqarnas contain star polygons in their ground projection plans. Such star polygons usually have equal edge lengths. In this study, the geometric background of irregular star polygons with unequal edge lengths, observed in some ground projection plans of muqarnas, was investigated. The plan of the muqarnas at the main gate of the Atik Valide Mosque was examined according to the theoretical framework

    更新日期:2020-08-05
  • Composition and Shape of Hadrianic Domes
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-08-01
    Luca Cipriani, Filippo Fantini, Silvia Bertacchi

    In-depth studies on the design of the domes of the Octagonal Hall of the Small Baths and the Vestibule of the Golden Court at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli have been conducted starting from 3D surveys carried out with active and passive sensors. Through the comparison of the ichnographia and orthographia of these emblematic examples of architectural experimentation, common elements and features have emerged

    更新日期:2020-08-01
  • The Mathematics of the Viereckschanzen of the La Tène Culture
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-07-29
    Albert Kainzinger

    The development of script-using ancient civilizations and their achievements in sciences such as astronomy and mathematics have been well researched. Illiterate cultures were able to attain an adequate level of knowledge and transferred this knowledge to succeeding generations via oral tradition and mnemonic artefacts. The constructions of the square ditched enclosures (Viereckschanzen) of the last

    更新日期:2020-07-29
  • Parameterizing the Curvilinear Roofs of Traditional Chinese Architecture
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-07-28
    Yuan Shen, Enhe Zhang, Yanxiao Feng, Siyuan Liu, Julian Wang

    The curvilinear roofs of ancient Chinese wooden architecture feature unique functional, hierarchical, and aesthetic elements. However, the digitalization of these roofs has yet to be explored because of the lack of accurate mathematical models for these roof geometries. This research aims to parameterize the design and construction rules for these roofs as stipulated in the Yingzao fashi. We first

    更新日期:2020-07-28
  • Stereotomy of Vaulted Systems of the École Polytechnique
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-07-21
    Federico Fallavollita, Marta Salvatore

    This study investigates the contributions made by Gaspard Monge and the students of his School to the stereotomy of vaulted systems in France between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The complexity of the apparatuses and the generality of the proposed solutions express the extent of the contributions that descriptive geometry made to the applications that preceded it. First among these stereotomy

    更新日期:2020-07-22
  • The Structural Effects of Micro-Geometry on Masonry Vaults
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-07-21
    Marco Alforno, Fiammetta Venuti, Alessia Monaco

    Masonry vaults are able to withstand their dead load and external forces thanks to their curved surface, therefore geometry plays a major role in their structural behaviour. Besides the well-known effects of the macro-geometry (overall shape and dimensions), micro-geometry (details of the masonry apparatus) is also expected to play a key role. The study seeks to determine the advantages (constructional

    更新日期:2020-07-21
  • The Illusory Architecture of the Camera di Giove in Sassuolo
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-07-02
    Michele Russo, Alessandra Marina Giugliano, Laura Carnevali

    The prospective illusionism of vaulted systems is a research field in which the study of geometry, survey, and architectural representation converge. The painting defines a precise scale and orientation relationship with the observer, while the morphology of the vaulted system increases the architecture’s spatiality. Therefore, the study of quadrature framed in vaulted surfaces implies investigating

    更新日期:2020-07-03
  • Vision and Representation in Architecture and Mathematics
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-07-03
    Kim Williams

    Editor-in-Chief Kim Williams examines the role of vision and interpretation in establishing relationships between architecture and mathematics, and introduces the articles in Nexus Network Journal vol. 22 no. 3 (2020).

    更新日期:2020-07-03
  • On the Modelling of Vaulted Structures of Equal Strength
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-07-01
    Dimitrije Nikolić, Vladimir Živaljević

    The optimization of vaulted structures has primarily concentrated on the determination of the structure midsurface, governing the direction of forces flow, and the thickness variation, affecting the corresponding stress developed in a structure. The problems related to such optimizations are the so-called catenary of equal strength and its later three-dimensional equivalent, the membrane of equal strength

    更新日期:2020-07-01
  • From Scripting to Structural Computation of Conical Vaults
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-07-01
    Paolo Borin, Alberto Longhin, Andrea Giordano, Giovanna Xotta

    This paper discusses the use of scripting procedures and structural computation applied to the stonecutting of vaults. Starting from the conceptualization of trumpet squinches in various treatises, it offers an understanding of the parametric framework used. The operation is then replicated on Wallis’s conical edge surface as described by Guarino Guarini, demonstrating how to create complex surfaces

    更新日期:2020-07-01
  • Brick Vaults by Slices in Choisy and Paredes
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-29
    Enrique Rabasa Díaz, Ana López-Mozo, Miguel Ángel Alonso-Rodríguez

    A brick barrel vault can be bonded basically according to three techniques depending on the arrangement of the bricks main planes: they can be radially orientated with respect to the vault axis (radial brick vault); they can be aligned with the vault surface (tile vault) or they can be vertical or slightly inclined, forming slices (vault by slices). The last two types do not require any formwork to

    更新日期:2020-06-30
  • Geometry and Construction of the Eight-Loop Ribbed Vault
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-24
    Ricardo Garcia Baño, Macarena Salcedo Galera

    The evolution process of Gothic construction techniques towards the Renaissance implied a remarkable change in the design of ribbed vaults. The advance from pointed designs towards curved forms gave rise to the appearance of models with multiplied ribs. This meant a great variety and diversity of forms and the incorporation of curved ribs. The Manuscript Ms. 12686 of the National Library of Spain,

    更新日期:2020-06-24
  • Single-Row Spherical Domes in Stereotomy Treatises
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-22
    Pedro M. Cabezos-Bernal, Juan J. Cisneros-Vivó

    This article focuses on analysing and modelling geometrically a complex vault typology known as single-row spherical dome, which was defined in several classic stereotomy treatises. The peculiarity of this kind of dome is that all their stone pieces are different, since there is a helical directrix defining the upper and lower edges of the pieces. Different solutions will be compared and analysed,

    更新日期:2020-06-22
  • Application of the Semantic Network Method to Sightline Compensation Analysis of the Humble Administrator’s Garden
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-20
    Jun Dong, Yongjin Wang, Rongrong Yu

    Traditional Chinese private gardens (TCPGs) are a special type of seventeenth century landscaped architectural space that exhibit high levels of spatial complexity and variety, which are attributed to its patterns of spatial organisation. Sightline designs in these gardens are unique and ingenious. To date, only a few theories have tried to explain their spatial qualities from the perspective of visual

    更新日期:2020-06-22
  • New Contributions on the Escuelas Pías Dome in Valencia
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-20
    Pablo Rodriguez-Navarro, Teresa Gil-Piqueras

    In the city of Valencia (Spain), domes covered by blue-glazed roofing tiles are common, but there is one that stands out above all others; the dome of the Escuelas Pías, one of the largest single-shell domes of Christianity. This dome is pending repair due to the appearance of large cracks. The present contribution aims to take us closer to the construction of the dome. By following a historical trajectory

    更新日期:2020-06-22
  • Gromatic Images from New Discoveries in Pompeii
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-18
    Luisa Ferro; Giulio Magli; Massimo Osanna

    In recent archaeological investigations of Pompeii’s Regio V Houses, a series of new, rather enigmatic images on the floors of the entrance and of the tablinum of the House of Orion have been unearthed. The aim of the present paper is to analyze their placement in the context of the house plan, give a description of the images, and provide a hypothetical interpretation based on a clear analogy of their

    更新日期:2020-06-18
  • Combinatorial Possibilities and Enumerations for Housing Designs: Gregory Ain’s Mar Vista Tract (1946–1948)
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-17
    Jin-Ho Park, Sejung Jung

    This article introduces a formal method with regard to point group symmetry in the analysis and construction of housing units and their arrangements. Gregory Ain’s Mar Vista Tract is the focus of this study. In this paper guiding principles of Ain’s housing unit layouts and their arrangements in a city block are examined with respect to the symmetry principle. With the same method, combinatorial possibilities

    更新日期:2020-06-17
  • Parallelogrammum Prosopographicum
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-17
    Gregorio Astengo

    This paper investigates the ‘parallelogrammum prosopographicum’ (prosopographical parallelogram), a little-known device for drawing from life using parallel lines. The instrument, described in an article published in 1673 in the Philosophical Transactions, was adapted from Christoph Scheiner’s stereograph and designed as a practical method to bypass the visual effects of perspectival foreshortening

    更新日期:2020-06-17
  • The Transparente in the Basilica of the Monastery of El Escorial
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-16
    Pilar Chías, Tomás Abad, Manuel de Miguel, Paz Llorente

    The presbytery of the basilica of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is closed on its eastern side by a monumental altarpiece that, apparently, is attached to the thick outer perimeter wall. However, at the height of the lower section and behind it, there is a vaulted space that has not yet been studied, and whose main interest is its function as a Transparente. This architectural device,

    更新日期:2020-06-16
  • On the Use of Perspective in a Drawing Attributed to Diego Siloé
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-10
    Antonio Ampliato; Eduardo Acosta

    The drawing analysed in this article, conserved at the MNAC in Barcelona and attributed to the Spanish architect Diego Siloé (ca. 1490–1563), has never previously been studied in depth. It is a relatively rapidly executed sketch depicting a Renaissance urban setting, in which the authors not only demonstrate the sound use of one-point perspective, an extraordinary feat in Spain at that time, but also

    更新日期:2020-06-10
  • Correction to: Modelling the Stars of the Sagrada Familia
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-08
    María de los Desamparados López de Briñas Ferragut

    During production the name of the author was incorrectly written.

    更新日期:2020-06-08
  • Triangulation Algorithms for Generating As-Is Floor Plans
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-02
    Filipe Jorge da Silva Brandão; Alexandra Paio; Adriano Lopes

    Precisely capturing context is a fundamental first step in dealing with built environments. Previous research has demonstrated that existing methods for generating as-is floor plans of non-orthogonal rooms by non-expert users do not produce geometrically accurate results. The present paper proposes the adaptation of empirical triangulation methods, traditionally used by architects and other building

    更新日期:2020-06-02
  • Interpreting Lecce Vaults with Analytical-Geometrical Models
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-06-01
    Assunta Pelliccio, Marco Saccucci

    The paper introduces a generalised geometrical model capable to reproduce, with the assignment of four parameters, all the different types of the edge Lecce vaults, a system used to build with a natural fascinating sandstone the vaulted ceilings of noble palaces, churches and houses of Salento (southern Italy). Born as modification of Arab and Spanish domes these vaults, authentic pieces of art, are

    更新日期:2020-06-01
  • Fractal Patterns as Fitness Criteria in Genetic Algorithms Applied as a Design Tool in Architecture
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-05-27
    John Charles Driscoll

    This paper explores the generative use of a genetic algorithm incorporating a computer-based fractal dimension tool termed “DBVgen”. Fractals offer a quantitative and qualitative relation between nature, the built environment and computational mechanics and in this paper are explored as a bridge between these realms. The primary objective was to develop and employ a sophisticated analytic tool within

    更新日期:2020-05-27
  • Modelling the Stars of the Sagrada Familia
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-05-19
    María de los Desamparados López de Briñas Ferragut

    In the Nativity façade of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a few three-dimensional star shapes appear. Although it is widely accepted that Gaudí hardly ever used polyhedra in his works, the analysis of the shape of these stars reveals that, under an organic appearance, there is a hidden morphology that can be explained by using theoretical models of star polyhedra. In this paper will be discussed

    更新日期:2020-05-19
  • The House of the White Man: A Mathematical Description
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-05-19
    Elena Marchetti; Luisa Rossi Costa

    Johannes Itten, along with Walter Gropius and others, was one of the most important founders of the Bauhaus in Weimar, and a teacher at the same time. Even if Itten was not a mathematician, he had a great interest in different geometric forms, and revealed a great mathematical intuition. Itten realized “by hand” the important Fire Tower, applying translations, reductions and rotations of cubes and

    更新日期:2020-05-19
  • Visual-Asymmetry in Adolf Loos’s Moller House : A Computational Analysis Testing Propositions About Performance and Spectation
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-05-15
    Wenzhi Huangfu, Michael J. Ostwald, Thomas Chung

    Architectural historians describe Adolf Loos’s 1928 Moller House as having an interior spatial arrangement that constructs unequal or asymmetrical visual interactions between inhabitants, putting some on display and positioning others as observers. However, there is disagreement about the specific way the Moller House creates these relationships. This paper uses the ASVI computational technique to

    更新日期:2020-05-15
  • Islamic Geometric Patterns in Higher Dimensions
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-05-11
    Sam Moradzadeh; Ahad Nejad Ebrahimi

    The purpose of this paper is to develop the Islamic geometric patterns from planar coordinates to three or higher dimensions through their repeat units. We use historical plane methods, polygons in contact (PIC) and point-joined, in our deductive approaches. The mentioned approach makes use of a novel method of tessellation that generates 3D Islamic patterns called “interior polyhedral stellations”

    更新日期:2020-05-11
  • The Search for Pattern in Architecture and Mathematics
    Nexus Netw. J. (IF 0.333) Pub Date : 2020-04-22
    Kim Williams

    Editor-in-Chief Kim Williams examines the role of the search for pattern in establishing relationships between architecture and mathematics, and introduces the articles in Nexus Network Journal vol. 22 no. 2 (2020).

    更新日期:2020-04-22
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