Merhaba Misafir

A study on measuring complexity in muqarnas patterns


Muqarnas forms and patterns carry a high level of spatial, structural, geometrical, and topological complexity. Having a high-level complexity and its definition through simple geometrical and mathematical relations makes muqarnas rich source of information content. By using entropy, which is one of the most important components of information theory, the complexities of built environments or building elements in various scales can be measured. Within the scope of this study, three entropybased methods were used to calculate the complexities of the muqarnas patterns located in the portal of the Buruciye Medrese, which was built in the Seljuk Period in Sivas. In this study, only shape factor was chosen among various factors for calculation and a layer-based representation was used to represent muqarnas patterns. As a result of the study, it was seen that calculated entropy value changed when the muqarnas pattern had different levels of detail. In addition, it was observed that the entropy values of the discrete layers differed from each other.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : The Turkish Online Journal of Design Art and Communication (TOJDAC)
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.7456/10902100/011
  • Cilt : 9
  • ISSN : 2146-5193
  • Sayı : 2
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 191-201
  • IO Kayıt No : 91674
  • Yayıncı : İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi