Architecture-Design-and-Built-Environment - Course - INTRODUCTION TO SHAPE GRAMMARS

  • Course Code: ARCH264
  • Credits: 2
  • Hours Distribution: 1Lec, 2Stu
  • Course Type: Program Elective Course (PEC)

Course Description

 Shape Grammar’s concept draws on analogies between visual and natural language, capturing a sense of order in matter and form. It is therefore familiar beside other terms like "style" and "theme" that highlight the awareness of form repetitive patterns, constituent parts, compositional rules and families of designs that share common features. Using "grammar" and "language" as metaphor in design is an attempt to make seemingly tacit practice explicit through defined criteria. Shape grammars provide a formal mechanism for generating compositions based on shapes and their spatial relationships by specifying methods to replace parts of shapes with others.