Reaction Diffusion ideas for adornment design,
in the architecture and handicrafts products
This is a design project in the architecture and handicrafts adornment; which consequence from our major research project which named” Pattern from origin of the form”.
The geometry is the original nature of the architecture forms. Also In the nature, the patterns originated from geometry of natural form. But this geometry made by combination of the reactions. The movement of water in the natural figure or the growth process and formation of the cells create the patterns in the nature; and this process named Reaction Diffusion. 
In the Iranian architecture the adornment are not paintings or narrative images. These patterns and adornments are based on mathematical concepts. The patterns in Iranian architecture have a different definition than what is known in the western architecture.  These patterns originate from geometry of the form; they are not paintings on the surfaces. There are simple or complicated disciplines to create pattern, for the architect, artist or nature. But we can consider the mathematical arrangement in both of the natural patterns or artificial patterns. We can find similar discipline for pattern, in the nature, handicrafts, architecture and art works. The formation usual arrangement classified in Linear, central, Radial, Reticular, complex category but the Reaction diffusion process, has created various and unique patterns in the nature. Also, the parametric design is inspiring for many architecture concepts today. Both of The parametric design concepts and the reaction diffusion process result the manipulated patterns, which rooted in the changes in the simple mathematic factors. Here, we try to consider the natural disciplines and to learn “how to develop the pattern appearance on the architecture element surfaces”.  In the architecture, the patterns and colors effect on the forms appearance, as Aesthetics factor, Emotional factor, Definition factor, Progression factor, Manipulation factor. And in this project we try to develop this factors based on the parametric idea.
The natural adornment process works like this; you have two sets of molecules, an "activator" and an "inhibitor". The activator travels along the surface until it meets an inhibitor, which then tries to stop the advance by converting the activator into an inhibitor. The activator produces more of itself, and the cycle continues. In small spaces (like the skin of an animal), this system eventually reaches equilibrium. And the result of this battle leaves a pattern behind.  
In this project, we try to compare and learn from natural sources and to consider the mathematic orders to created new pattern for today architecture adornment.  There are variation of experimental software to visualize these sorts of patterns in both 2D and 3D; and we applying this software to develop the architecture adornment and handicrafts patterns.



Seyed Masoud Mousavisade
Architect- Pattern Designer- Decorative tile & mosaic producer

Architecture projects & ceramic projects in different countries: Iran, Netherland, Denmark, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman
- Research about relation of architectural forms and pattern Project “Pattern from origin of the form” 
- Iran built environment: a sustainable sample of Islamic cities - A chapter in the book: Heritage & sustainability Islamic Built environment published by WIT press 2012
- Dome surface adornment designing methods in Iranian architecture - presented in Conference Dome in the world -Florence 2012
- The harmonization between architecture and nature in the desert of Iran with hot and dry climate - presented in Conference Eco architecture- Spain 2010 published by Wit press e-library
- Adornment processes in Safavi’s architecture - presented in the Conference (architectural conference Panjereh) - Esfahan 2007
- Designing techniques for surfaces adornment with mosaic - presented in Conference the earth architecture in applied art academy (CERCCO) - Geneva 2006
Archive more the 20,000 professional architecture pattern drawing
Participant in EKWC (European ceramic work center) Netherlands 2008
Vice president of Iranian handicrafts producers and exporters union
Certificated as jury member of the UNESCO & national award of excellence for handicrafts
Member of Esfahan handicraft and heritage organization Iran