Utilization of Scientific Method as a Tool of Architectural Design

Yong Kyu Yi, Yun Kyu Yi

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Abstract

Science (natural science) is the systematic attempt to understand and interpret the nature phenomenon. For this reason, architects have used science to adapt nature to their design. With the rise of modern science, architecture became more closely related with science. Science available to develop new technology for architecture and it influenced architect’s idea and concept. Symbolically, Architects use method or process of science to generate building form. The Rules of compositing particles in the chemistry or DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in the biology are used to generate a form of building. Literally, Architects use technology as a tool of science to improve physical performance of architecture. Like mathematical understanding of structure load enabled people to construct enclosure without columns or any of support system inside of architecture. Still natural phenomenon is not fully understood as science and science is still discovering a new phenomenon or changing its theory to adapt new discovery. New discovery or limitation of science influenced architecture throughout the history. This paper is to discuss how architectural theories are rest upon idea set forth by science. In addition, how technology as a tool of science has been utilized in architecture.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalArchitectural Research
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010

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