Archinect - News 2017-07-28T10:53:25-04:00 New UK train station got their math inspiration wrong Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-12T17:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T11:46:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conway confirmed what several mathematicians have noticed since the station&rsquo;s unveiling: the pattern on the fa&ccedil;ade follows the logic not of Conway&rsquo;s Life but of Wolfram&rsquo;s Rule 30, a different cellular automaton identified by the computer scientist Stephen Wolfram.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atkins designed</a> &pound;50m&nbsp;Cambridge North <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">railway station</a>, a 4,843 sq ft building with three platforms and parking, opened this May.<br>Its aluminum <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a>&nbsp;was inspired by The Game of Life, a cellular automaton that a British mathematician John Horton Conway developed in 1970. Conway, nevertheless, claims that he does not recognize his work in the architecture of the station.&nbsp;<br><br><img src=""><br><br>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s not mine,&rdquo; the mathematician said of the pattern. &ldquo;I have had an influence on Cambridge, but not apparently on the new railway station.&rdquo;</p> <p>As a 2015&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian profile of Conway</a>&nbsp;put it, &ldquo;the Game of Life demonstrates how simplicity generates complexity, providing an analogy for all of mathematics, and the entire universe."</p> The house that a "calculus rock star" built Justine Testado 2015-10-06T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T23:09:53-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The Canadian mathematician James] Stewart unlikely architectural trailblazer. He devoted many years of his life, and much of his income, to building his dream home in an upmarket Toronto neighbourhood. Integral House &ndash; named after the 'integral', a concept in calculus &ndash; is a shrine to calculus, the mathematics of flowing change. Stewart died last December, aged 73, and Integral House is now for sale at &pound;11.4m [approx. $17.4 million]</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about mathematical design on Archinect:</p><p><a title="The Golden Ratio: Relevant or not?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Golden Ratio: Relevant or not?</a></p><p><a title="Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings built by Muslims" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings built by Muslims</a></p><p><a title="Win a copy of MORPHING by Design Topology Lab founder Joseph Choma" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Win a copy of MORPHING by Design Topology Lab founder Joseph Choma</a></p> The world's greatest buildings provide a window on great math and great design Archinect 2013-02-04T17:56:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:40:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Roof structures of this size and complexity cannot be built without an explicit geometry that can be expressed mathematically. Without such a mathematical model, it is not possible to calculate the loads, stresses, and rotational forces to which the vaults will be subjected and to estimate the impact of wind and temperature changes on their stability. Parabolas and ellipses were Utzon's first choices for the profiles of the vaults, but neither provided a buildable option.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An App For Architects That Makes Physics Easy Archinect 2012-10-15T18:58:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T07:38:25-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After seven years of teaching structures to a mixed group of architecture and structural engineering graduate students at MIT, Paul Kassabian found that many of his future architects took a just-enough-to-get-the-homework-done approach to understanding those fundamental components. So he created an app to help them out.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Design Topology Lab Archinect 2011-08-18T12:47:16-04:00 >2011-08-18T12:47:16-04:00 <img src="" width="605" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is the first research practice dedicated to the ontology of space defined by mathematics.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>