An alternative palladian shape grammar: A subdivision grammar for Palladian villas

Deborah Benrós, Jose Pinto Duarte, Sean Hanna

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Abstract

This paper describes a shape grammar that recreates Palladio's villas. A Palladian grammar was previously proposed by Stiny and Mitchell. However, this alternative grammar uses different parametric shape rules and methodology to test the hypothesis that different grammars can generate the same corpus of designs. The formalism is then implemented using a computerised design tool. The grammar includes subdivision rules that allow for a more economical formulation. The project is part of wider research aimed at formulating a generic housing grammar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBeyond Codes and Pixels - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2012
Pages415-424
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2012
Event17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2012 - Chennai, India
Duration: Apr 25 2012Apr 28 2012

Publication series

NameBeyond Codes and Pixels - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2012

Other

Other17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2012
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period4/25/124/28/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Building and Construction

Cite this

Benrós, D., Duarte, J. P., & Hanna, S. (2012). An alternative palladian shape grammar: A subdivision grammar for Palladian villas. In Beyond Codes and Pixels - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2012 (pp. 415-424). (Beyond Codes and Pixels - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2012).