Transforming grammars for goal driven style innovation: Testing a methodology
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presentation at eCAADe 2007, 26-28 sep 2007, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ...
presentation at eCAADe 2007, 26-28 sep 2007, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Shape grammar transformations have been used for developing new design styles by the systematic modification of grammars that encode existing styles. We make use of a style description scheme to aid grammar transformations for goal driven style change. A rule base was authored for the design of Greek temple facades, and was augmented with a style description scheme. These were tested at a student workshop wherein students were asked to develop grammars based on given style briefs. Results gained from the workshop confirmed that most students were able to assemble and transform grammars successfully. The method was found to be useful for teaching style and grammars to students and novice designers.
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