FURTHER ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION OF FRACTAL PATTERNS HIGHLIGHTED IN ARCHITEKTUR AKTUELL
With focus on health and well-being this chapel by INNOCAD architecture, situated at state hospital Graz hosted by Protestant Church, creates an inspiring and relaxing environment, seeking to enhance hope and tranquility in a sever location like this surgery clinic. This atmosphere is accomplished by a perforated screen alongside the existing walls, which allows light to filter into space using fractal pattern developed in a transdisciplinary collaboration with product design studio 13&9 Design and Prof. Richard Taylor (University of Oregon / Fractals Research). Since fractals, building block of many of nature’s patterns, have been scientifically proven to reduce stress, improve well-being and expedite healing, the biophilic pattern further intensifies the atmosphere for retreat, tranquility, and recreation.
architektur.aktuell published a 12-page interview, where Anastasija and Martin Lesjak give insights on their longtime collaboration with Dr. Taylor. Anastasija Lesjak elaborates on the process: “As regards strategies for well-being, we have been working for two and a half years with Professor Richard Taylor on the development of fractal patterns and forms, which can trigger stress-reducing mechanisms.” Together with their transdisciplinary team they are continuing to implement this knowledge in further applications, like combining lighting or acoustics with patterns that have additional stress-reductive qualities.
Credits: © KAPFHAMMER, INNOCAD