Iasef Md Rian

Iasef Md Rian
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University · Department of Architecture

PhD

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January 2019 - present
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2016 - January 2019
University of Sharjah
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2012 - August 2014
Politecnico di Torino
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
July 2013 - January 2014
Tokyo Denki University
Field of study
  • Architecture
January 2012 - April 2015
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Architecture and Building Design
September 2005 - August 2007
Inha University
Field of study
  • Architectural Design and Planning

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Publications (25)
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Chinese ice-ray lattices are perhaps one of the earliest and controlled designs of asymmetric and complex patterns applied as a traditional motif in windows. Such intricate and complex designs developed centuries back have created an evident curiosity to explore its underlying geometric rules. Some scholars used the Shape Grammar as a tool to expla...
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This paper applies IFS (Iterated Function System) as a rule-based computational modeling process for modeling a hierarchical truss beam inspired by the concept of fractal geometry. IFS is a type of recursive algorithm, which repeatedly uses the outcome as a input for an affine transformation function in generating a fractal shape, i.e., a complex s...
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‘FracShell’ was a digital design workshop as part of a computational morphogenesis project. This chapter outlines the workflow of the workshop highlighting the transformation of the fractal geometry, more specifically, the Takagi-Landsberg’s fractal surface, into a lattice shell structure. This workflow discusses how the mathematical model was tran...
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The concept of Takagi–Landsberg’s fractal surface is applied in this paper for constructing a parametric model of a hyperbolic paraboloid (hypar) shell structure using the Midpoint Displacement Method (MDM) based on the Iterated Function System (IFS) and controlled by the relative size value (w), a factor of fractal dimension. This method of genera...
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This paper applies the concept of fractal dimension as a unique geometric variable for the computational morphogenesis process as a target for finding a new form for architectural structures. A benchmark application of the proposed fractal-dimension-based computational morphogenesis process is the design of a randomly folded spatial structure. This...
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This paper aims to explore the scope of applying the concept of fractal geometry in the field of architecture and construction. There are mainly two different types of fractals – self-similar fractal and random fractal. In this paper, both types of fractals are used to design a nature-inspired architectural structure with the strategy of exploring...
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The purpose of this study is to apply the notion of fractal geometry in designing structural roof trusses. Fractal geometry, commonly characterized by the features of recursive self-similarity, is considered as a rule-based geometric system that can be generated by using the process of the Iterated Function System (IFS). Lattice configurations of c...
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This paper presents a design and construction experience which has been developed inside the Computational Morphogenesis, a master workshop, at the School of Architecture of Politecnico di Torino. In 2013 the program of the workshop concentrated on the design and construction of a free-form brick vault by means of digital tools and interactive meth...
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The shapes of trees are complex and fractal-like, and they have a set of physical, mechanical and biological functions. The relation between them always draws attention of human beings throughout history and, focusing on the relation between shape and structural strength, architects have designed a number of treelike structures, referred as dendrif...
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The objective of this paper is to design architectural structures inspired by the geometry of nature, known as ‘fractals’, as a venture for exploring a possibility of new architectural forms that we may have rarely experienced before, but already noticed in nature such as the botany and mountain. Two examples of natural objects having different fra...
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Fatehpur Sikri is a world heritage site that has been an inspiration for many architects and urban designers alike. The site is so rich in terms of architectural heritage, that a tourist requires a complete day to explore it completely. But ironically no tourist stays here for more than half a day. Through this research, an attempt will be made to...
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The paper illustrates the results of an interdisciplinary work flow concerning the design and construction of a prefabricated structure using poplar plywood. The study, promoted by Politecnico and University of Torino, is related to the development of a local wood resource focussing on the most traditional and important panel in Italy which, from a...
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Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides a framework for collaboration, a multi-disciplinary environment that brings together all the parties of the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industries (AEC). The aim of this experience (an interdisciplinary PhD course based on the BIM methodology used in the Smart Energy Efficient Middleware...
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Tree’s complex geometric form is closely associated with its own structural stability, strength and biological function. Throughout history, architects and engineers have been inspired by this phenomenon of the connection between tree’s form and its structural strength with mechanical efficiencies for constructing building structures. However, the...
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Unhealthy housing or unhealthy environment directly and indirectly impact on an occupant’s physical, mental and socio-emotional health for the reason that human beings, housing and surrounding environment are connected to each other. Accordingly, achieving healthy housing is a very significant issue as well as challenge. But unfortunately, because...
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Because of urban-centric job opportunities, rapidly growing urban crowd and increasing shortage of space, people from distinctly different cultural backgrounds and rapidly changing lifestyles have no option other than to live in high-rise and high-density housing apartments which are very typical in cosmopolitan Indian cities. However, the absence...
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This paper presents a pop-up technique based on origamic architecture as a technological design solution for postdisaster temporary shelter systems. First of all, the concepts of disaster and post-disaster are briefly introduced, and the roles and needs of post-disaster temporary shelter systems, particularly in emergency periods, are reviewed. Sec...
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This paper presents a pop-up technique based on origamic architecture as a technological design solution for post-disaster temporary shelter systems. First of all, the concepts of disaster and post-disaster are briefly introduced, and the roles and needs of post-disaster temporary shelter systems, particularly in emergency periods, are reviewed. Se...
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The underlying relationship between Hindu cosmology and fractal theory is manifested in Hindu temple where fractal geometry acts as the language. This paper has analyzed the Kandariya Mahadev temple at Khajuraho as the paradigm of Hindu temples with regard to fractal geometry and describes the syntheses of fractal features of the temple from the Hi...

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Questions (5)
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Could anyone please inform me the fractal dimension and topological dimension of a hyperbolic paraboloid? So far, I thought that the hyperbolic paraboloid is a 2-dimensional surface having geometric dimension (topological as well as fractal dimensions) 2.0. But, later I found that the hyperbolic paraboloid is a part of the conicoids family that are 3-dimensional. In some places it is mentioned that the hyperbolic paraboloid is a 3-dimensional surface. I need a clear picture of the dimensional property of a hyperbolic paraboloid surface. Thanks !
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Is there any truss-like behavior at a local scale (even at global scale, if any) in a gridshell having triangular grids? Please, let me know some reference papers/books to understand the role of triangular grid units in offering grid-shell's overall mechanical behaviour? My main concentraition is the mechanical action of a triangular grid-shell at local level and at global level, and how do they interact.
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Is there any mathematical formulation or algorithm for modeling a crumpled paper?
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Can anyone please explain the mathematical difference between Hausdorff Dimension and Box-Counting Dimension for fractals? The measurement/calculation methods of getting both dimensions are different. But how different is the final results if we talk about only pure self-similar fractals, for examples Sierpinski Triangle, Koch Curve, etc.? What is core difference in mathematical point of view?
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I am doing research on fractal design of algorithmic architecture, with special focus on structural aspects. I am learning python language for making codes to produce fractal truss designs or fractal patterned grid-shell designs, and then optimize the structure by using genetic or evolutionary algorithms.
I am not a skilled programmer and that is why I am facing many difficulties to make codes. I am planning to do this modeling and optimization in Rhinopython. If anybody has experience in this field, or if anyone is expert of making codes for Rhinopython, or only in python using algorithms, please share your experience an suggestions. Besides, you can also suggest me to use other useful and simple programs and tools.

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Nexus Network Journal is a peer-reviewed research resource for studies in architecture and mathematics. It is published three times yearly in print by Birkhäuser Publishers and is available online at SpringerLink: https://www.springer.com/journal/4
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parametric design and computational morphogenesis of architectural structures and passive design in the field of architecture.