Coherence in the Fractal City

  • Sana Sati Abbas
  • Sahar Hilal Abdul Rida
Keywords: the Fractal City


This research is a second part of paper about the Fractal City. The research studies

the coherence phenomenon in this city, which is one of its characters.

The paper connects the urban coherence with the geometrical coherence through

the theory of complexity which says that the large scale complex which is assembled

from tightly interacting subunits on many different levels of scale is in a hierarchy going

down to the natural structure of material. Also through the connection with the rules of

geometrical coherence which are, the coupling, variety, boundaries, forces, organization,

hierarchy, interdependency and decomposition.

nie case study was a set of Arabic traditional cities, such as Old A1-Rusafah,Old

Aleppo, Old San 'a, Casbah of Algeria. The research hypothesis was that these cities have

the same rules of geometrical coherence.

The research used the descriptive analytical methods. Its findings was that these

cities are coherence in the treatment of urban fabric and elevations also they owned the

character of the geometrical coherence, and they are complex whole resulted from tightly

interacted subunits on different hierarchy.


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How to Cite
Abbas, S. S. and Abdul Rida, S. H. (2018) “Coherence in the Fractal City”, Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 6(1). doi: 10.36041/iqjap.v6i1.246.
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