From Fractal Geometry to Fractured Architecture: The Federation Square of Melbourne

Hammer, Joe
September 2006
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2006, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p44
Academic Journal
The article describes the structural design of the Federation Square in Melbourne, Victoria. An architectural design competition was held for the cultural center, which London, England-based Lab Architectural Studio was chosen unanimously by an international judging panel. Comments of artists and architects regarding the design of the building's facade are presented. The author demonstrates the application of geometry in the tiling design of the cultural center using a simple jigsaw puzzle.


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