Sunday, December 03, 2006

Studio- Network Theory and Hydrology

The subject of topology continues to come up not only in studio but also in our theory and tech courses. Topological dialogue in architecture is borrowed from mathematics and theories concerning networks, catastrophes and chaos. Since the schedule for the studio project is extremely short I decided to research these theories but limited to a visual survey of their diagramming. Many parallels seem to exist between branches of non-linear dynamical systems theory and hydrological types. In fact, a major application for chaos theory is the understanding of collisions in fluids.