The current thesis project considers the city as a system and its’ functioning conditions as a living organism. It is a system which is born, develops itself and finally dies just like any other living being. Every part depends on the whole and vice versa. The buildings of a city are also a part of a bigger ‘whole’ and cannot be analyzed as a special unit. Each unit composes the urban map. Thus, the unit/cell is clearly connected to the city and the inner spaces that consist it can be seen as a reflection of the outer public spaces. These two dissenting spaces complete one another by creating a new autogenous urban system.
The cell multiplies itself and covers up space just like mosaic, like a collection of squares that tiles a surface. Polyonimoes do constitute such a collection of squares.
The current research has started its experiments using the three polyomimoes of Roger Penrose – the dodecomino, the eikodiomino and the triantatetromino – unfolding them in all three dimensions . The polyomino that was selected for further analysis is the dodecomino. The shape of this particular dodecacube offers at least one free side in all twelve cubes that constist it, no matter how we place it in three dimensional space. Therefore, there is always an open surface in order to properly lighten and ventilate the individual units of space that will occur.
Different combinatios of the policubes arise using the norms of copy, mirror and rotate.
All the above result in a model that fits into a wider territory, regardless of local and geographical conditions. On account of the numerous combinations that occur, we can have multiform and complex formulations of public and private spaces.