Grammars of designs and grammars for designing: Grammar-based patterns for urban design

José N. Beirão, Jose M. Pinto Duarte, Rudi Stouffs

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Abstract

Analytical work has demonstrated the potential of shape grammars for capturing rules embedded in existing design styles, and generating designs within such styles that match given design contexts. However, the creation of grammars for new design styles, from exploratory rules to design synthesis, remains elusive. The combined use of patterns and discursive grammars is here proposed as a way of encoding the semantics behind recurrent urban design operations and enable the development of a tool to support the creation of new grammars. The idea is that by exploring the combination of generative patterns designers may arrive at new grammars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJoining Languages, Cultures and Visions - CAADFutures 2009, Proceedings of the 13th International CAAD Futures Conference
Pages999-1013
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2009
Event13th International CAAD Futures Conference: Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions, CAADFutures 2009 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 15 2009Jun 16 2009

Other

Other13th International CAAD Futures Conference: Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions, CAADFutures 2009
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/15/096/16/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Beirão, J. N., Pinto Duarte, J. M., & Stouffs, R. (2009). Grammars of designs and grammars for designing: Grammar-based patterns for urban design. In Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions - CAADFutures 2009, Proceedings of the 13th International CAAD Futures Conference (pp. 999-1013)