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A generative grammar for 2D manufacturing of 3D objects

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dc.contributor.advisor Terry Knight and Lawrence Sass. en_US Cardoso Llach, Daniel en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2007-11-16T14:14:26Z 2007-11-16T14:14:26Z 2007 en_US 2007 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-51). en_US
dc.description.abstract Much of the current research in Design and Computation for Architecture proposes to automate the production of construction information as a means of freeing architects from the sticky and inconvenient contingencies of dealing with physical matter. This approach has yielded promising questions and applications, but is based on two related assumptions that often go unnoticed and that I wish to confront: 1.Designers are more creative if they only need to engage with the superficial aspects of the objects they design and 2. The symbolic 3D environments of current design software are the ideal medium for design because they hide from the user the contingencies of physical matter. I examine these assumptions and the potential of a generative grammar to enable an alternative dialogue between design and construction. What happens when the generative grammar for design and construction are one and the same? In this thesis I present a generative grammar for 2-dimensional manufacturing of 3D objects as a vehicle for discussing the millenary tradition in architecture of separating design and construction knowledge. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Daniel Cardoso Llach. en_US
dc.format.extent 51 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title A generative grammar for 2D manufacturing of 3D objects en_US
dc.title.alternative Generative grammar for two-dimensional manufacturing of three-dimensional objects en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 173261170 en_US

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