Associate Professor Dr. Rima Ajlouni will present her paper “New Schemes of Organized Complexity Based on Quasi-Crystalline Symmetries” at the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) 2023 International Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Ajlouni’s research proposes a method for generating different schemes of organized complexity by utilizing quasi-crystalline symmetries. The prevalence of using computational methods for design exploration is profoundly transforming the way in which we conceive, craft and experience our built environment. By imposing a high degree of imbedded conformity to the digital logic, our physical, virtual and perceptual realities are gradually changing. The ability to use algorithms to manipulate form has enabled designers to achieve more complex geometric schemes. In particular, the use of generative-based approaches have rapidly became widespread among many design professionals. The objective is to introduce a methodology for generating complicated geometric schemes with long-range order that can be used to inform architectural design. The research employs case studies as the main methodology. The general population of the study includes 8-fold, 10-fold and 12-fold quasi-crystalline symmetries.