Fractalled: The Interstitial Spaces And Frank Gehry

Amy Gilley

The following paper explores a redefinition of landscape as a diagrammatic exploration of space based upon a metaphorical application of chaos theory and fractal geometry could redefine landscape. Examining the chaotic quality of interstitial spaces through both design and representation would help reestablish landscape architecture as a vital part of the architecture design process. By employing metaphorically the perceptions of space offered by fractal geometry, landscape architecture could revitalize the humanness now lost in much modern architecture and urban design. The paper offers a brief look at both the traditional design process and the unique contribution of Frank Gehry to the design process.