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dc.contributor.advisor Terry Knight. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wang, Yufei, 1972- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-09T16:44:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-09T16:44:59Z
dc.date.copyright 1998 en_US
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/51561
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1998. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 70-72). en_US
dc.description.abstract The synthesis of forms is an interesting problem which has faced designers for years. So far, the only solution to this problem is to use the imagination of designers. Even though computers have been used in representing designs, they play only a very passive role in the process of design. Computers are regarded as non-creative and lacking imagination. However, with the theory of Shape Grammar, a rule system that can be used to generate a large number of varied ~nd complex designs using only a small number of simple rules, computers can now have imagination. The problem is addressed here mainly in the domain of architecture. By formulating Shape Grammar in the framework of Iterated Function System (IFS) theory, various architectural massing designs, most of which could not be imagined by even the best architects, can be created by applying grammars to simple geometric forms recursively. The software package developed here uses Java, Open Inventor and cutting-edge 3D graphics technology. Architects will be able to work in a virtual 3D environment, generating designs with the aid of a creative computer. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Yufei Wang. en_US
dc.format.extent 72 leaves 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.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture en_US
dc.title 3D architecture form synthesizer en_US
dc.title.alternative Three D architecture form synthesizer en_US
dc.title.alternative 3 dimensional architecture form synthesizer en_US
dc.title.alternative Three dimensional architecture form synthesizer en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 40155122 en_US


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