Rulebuilding : exploring design worlds through end-user programming
Author(s)Loukissas, Yanni, 1976-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
William Lyman Porter and Larry Sass.
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Compositional rules have been proposed as the generating mechanisms of form in architectural treatises since Vitruvius. Recently, computational approaches to architecture have pursued a language for rulebuilding rather than the rules themselves. However, architects have resisted adopting computation as a means of expression, presumably because of the embedded culture of two-dimensional representations. A recent change in the construction industry from manual to automated fabrication techniques suggests a parallel shift in architectural representation from drawings to procedural descriptions of design. As such, computation can help architects to relate creative design to a process of manufacturing and assembly. In order to accommodate this, it is necessary to develop a new vocabulary for describing compositional rules which relies on an understanding of both design process and products as computational objects.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2003.Includes bibliographical references (p. 70-71).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology