Fractal Geometry Fractal Geometry: Being the most prominent aspect of Chaos, fractal geometry has the power to describe the complexity of nature. Two essential properties of fractal geometry are self-similarity and infinite details. Mandelbrot set provides a lucid example of this kind of geometry.
Chaos Chaos: the science of chaos deals with deterministic yet non-linear systems in nature. The science of chaos has developed a new geometry that takes nature the way it is without abstraction or reduction. Snow flakes, blood vein distribution of human body, zigzag shape of coastline, turbulence, the swirl configuration of galaxies are only a few examples to new geometry attempts to unravel.
The geometry of Beijing Planetarium expresses a systhesis of two cosmic realms by juxtaposing space warp and quantum particles with strings weaving in between.
The synthesis of space warp, quantum particles and strings resonate with the grand unification of String Theory that promises to bring together the two distinct realms of the cosmos, i.e., the interstellar and the subatomic, into one single mathematical expression.
Peep show device.
La Yang Pian La Yang Pian (pulling film strip): an early viewing devise of motion pictures.
Origin: A Provocative Depiction of Human Evolution Daniel Lee is not an expert in evolutionary theory, but he’s got ideas about where we came from. He doesn’t try to pass them off as scientific truth; instead he makes his ideas into anything-but-primitive digital images intended as provocative art. His series titled “Origin” depicts human evolution in 12 pictures, from the fish form (as Coelacanth) eventually transforming to reptiles, apes and humans.
The deformed spheres, which contain digital planetarium, 4-D theater and I-Werk theater, signify fundamental particles in Quantum Mechanics.
Boullee’s Cenotaph for Isaac Newton (1784) is an architectural embodiment of Newtonian cosmology written with primary forms of Euclidean geometry.
Chinese Word Making Words are made of single or multiple ideograms. The meanings of words are derivatives of the meanings of the ideograms, of which they are made.
Combination: ChangeApplying Chinese word-making methods in design to develop the narrative capability of architecture for the purpose of expressing the core ideas pertaining to the essence of the project program. Hieroglyphics, or ideograms, are created out of building components; the placement and interactions among the components will give rise to interpretative reading and, eventually, knowledge of the chosen subject-idea, such as the state of contemporary cosmology.