# Fractal Processes

Peter Edward Atwood

In the book Algorithmic Architecture by Kostas Terzidis, he has the following to say regarding Fractal Processes. The image here and the work Terzidis is referencing was done by C. Yessios and P. Eisenman for the Frankfurt Biocentrum. I think both Terzidis narrative/explaination and the image help suggest how Dunham’s work could be translated into a structure. It also showcases that Dunham’s work can be tied into a larger investigation of similar processes.

*“An interesting variation of shape grammars is that of frac- tal generative systems. Based on a scheme, formulated by the German mathematician Von Koch, a fractal process consists of an initial shape (the base) and one or more generators. From a practical point of view, the generator is a production rule: each and every line segment of the base is replaced by the shape of the generator. The imple- mentation of an interactive computer program has been reported by Yessios which allows the fractal to be gener- ated one at a time or at multiple increments, backwards or forwards. As described by Yessios, “a building typically has to respond to a multiplicity of processes, superimposed or interwoven. Therefore, the fractal process has to be guided, to be constrained and to be filtered. The fractal process has to be ‘mutated’ by the utilitarian requirements of the functionalities of a building.” “*

External Source link http://profs.info.uaic.ro/~avitcu/MINCU%202013-2014/Sem%20I/Arta%20Fractala%20in%20Spatiul%20Arhitectural/Algorithmic%20Architecture.pdf