Pattern has been employed by humans through various approaches and methods throughout history. Following the needs of culture, it has appeared in a variety of shapes to serve different concepts. From time to time, it has been re-examined and emerged with a new appearance. Pattern is a reflection of nature and represents the interaction between humans and the natural environment around them. The simplification, then repetition of pictorial elements of animals and plants in early human ages, in European classical golden ratios, in Islamic geometrical motifs, fractals, Quasicrystals and digital complex motifs are main parts of the historical evolution of pattern in human history. In times, pattern became a significant part of the artistic style and other times, it was not as notable. Through its abstract form, pattern is used to rearrange chaotic relationships in nature to create balance and harmony in our eyes. It seems that pattern is essential in the process of design since pattern creates a dynamic association between the artistic creativity and the audience of an artwork. Pattern has never lost this capability, instead has become a major artistic tool for designers as an aesthetic solution to tackle the matters of creating spaces for the human inhabitancy, beautifying it and implementing it in architecture. Today, all repetitive and expansive patterns that stem from several resources such as nature, mathematics, geometry, abstraction and our social behaviors, are recognized as contemporary patterns. The rule of mere repetition in these patterns is outdated, and expansiveness is integrated into the repetitive quality in order to shape a series of novel patterns. These new patterns although are formally more complicated then before, they seem more flexible and adaptive that could have a more active role in our environment. In the architecture context, pattern is beyond just a bare embellishment and becomes an active form or a part of a structure. These new and sometimes unfamiliar patterns create opportunities for new alternatives to communicate with people.
Patternitecture 3, is looking for concepts and messages that are delivered by contemporary patterns in art and architecture that aim to improve the human-made environments and turn it to a better place to live. This exhibition will respond to this question of how patterns can be the reflection of the designers’ imaginations to help create an effective connection between the work, its audience and the context