Recent Submissions

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By Padhraic Moneley (Ireland) "DESERT FLOWER Fractal Space: The basic spatial unit of our framework is best defined simply as an area enclosed by a notional boundary. This unit can be further articulated by allowing for a particular orientation, or axis, being determined by a preferred line of approach & point of entry. (Fig. i - Primary Unit). An arrangement of four such units around a shared central zone can then be seen to generate a series of pathways, each leading from the centre of the grouping to the exterior via a gateway zone. This whole may then in turn be enclosed within a ..." (more)

   

By Brian McConnell (United States) "This is a segment from a Koch snowflake, a basic fractal pattern. This type of pattern can be applied to the Esplanade to increase the length of the street and the amount of frontage for playa facing camps. Each iteration of the pattern increases the length of the line by 4/3, so with three interations (shown in the drawing), the street length can be increased by a factor of 64/27 (about 2:4 to 1). This also makes the Esplanade look more like a natural shoreline with lots of coves to explore." (more)

       

By Jaan de Vici (United States) "Fractals are the sacred geometry of nature, the growth of trees, the structure of lungs, firing of neurons, the built environment of diverse communities. I dearly love the City that Rod Designed, but let us embrace the opportunity to build a more scalable city, the world’s first beyond transforming a grid. We can build a city out of the stuff of dreams that for the first time can reflect with its streets the shape of the way we love each other. Please see our website with animated diagrams of our design. Our design incorporates the Esplanade of Black Rock City ..." (more)

       

By Vassil Tzanov (Bulgaria) "The plan below uses the 99's Black Rock city design as a model and then "pentagonism" is applied. The pentagon is the city boundary and this influenced the work. The spine of the city is made of 1st iteration {5/1}-star-polygonal fractal (red pentagons), then the 2nd iteration (blue pentagons) and finally the fifth iteration (black pentagons filled with yellow). The yellow pentagons (the smallest) are computed by computer, however everything else is fitted by hand and processed with Incscape. Fractal coordinate system is applied and every pentagon has its unique number (except the Camp Center). The counting starts with 0 ..." (more)