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Cartajenas, Alexis Ken, 2023. Fractal and entropy analysis of traditional and modernist building facades in street-level view : the case of Sweden’s growing cities. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

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This study presents a quantitative analysis of traditional and modernist building facades in urban environments, focusing on the assessment of their complexity and coherence. Fractal and entropy analysis techniques were employed to objectively evaluate the differences between the two architectural styles within the preference matrix framework. The study aimed to determine variations in fractal dimensions and information entropy, describe the nature of these variations, and discuss their implications for the preference matrix.
Street-level view images capturing traditional and modernist architectural styles in Swedish cities were utilized in this study. The images underwent a process of tracing to extract detailed lines representing the building facades. Fractal analysis was applied to measure the complexity of the topology represented by these lines. Additionally, the images were mapped according to building surface, enabling the calculation of information entropy to assess the coherence and diversity of the surface distribution.
Significant differences in fractal dimensions were observed between traditional and modernist styles. Traditional architecture exhibited higher fractal dimensions, indicating a more intricate and complex topology characterized by detailed elements. In contrast, modernist architecture displayed lower fractal dimensions, reflecting a less complex arrangement of lines and edges. Regarding information entropy, no significant differences were found between the two styles, suggesting comparable levels of coherence and diversity in the distribution of building surfaces. However, a positive relationship was noted, indicating higher entropy and diversity in the traditional style.

Main title:Fractal and entropy analysis of traditional and modernist building facades in street-level view
Subtitle:the case of Sweden’s growing cities
Authors:Cartajenas, Alexis Ken
Supervisor:Hägerhäll, Caroline
Examiner:Palsdottir, Anna Maria and Cerwén, Gunnar
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2023
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM006 Landscape Architecture 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:fractal dimension, information entropy, street-level view, building façade, preference matrix
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Deposited On:22 Sep 2023 08:19
Metadata Last Modified:25 Sep 2023 14:06

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