A discursive grammar for customizing mass housing: The case of Siza's houses at Malagueira

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Abstract

The ultimate goal of the described research is a process for mass customizing housing based on computer-aided design and production systems. The current goal is the development of an interactive system for generating solutions on the Web based on a modeling approach called discursive grammar. A discursive grammar consists of a programming grammar and a designing grammar. The programming grammar generates design briefs based on user data; the designing grammar provides the rules for generating designs in a particular style, and a set of heuristics guides the generation of designs towards a solution that matches the design brief. This paper describes the designing grammar using Siza's houses at Malagueira as a case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-275
Number of pages11
JournalAutomation in Construction
Volume14
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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