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C o n s t r u c t i n g   D e s i g n   C o n c e p t s :   A Computational Approach to the Synthesis of Architectural Form
Kotsopoulos S, Ph.D. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
V.     A Studio Exercise in Rule Based Composition

A studio teaching method aiming to incorporate rule-based systems in design synthesis, using both analogue and digital means, is introduced. An elementary studio exercise based on a housing competition, is described.

1.  Introduction

2.  The Studio Exercise

3.  Design Concept and Method

                       3.1.   THE DIGITAL INTERPRETER     

4.  Spatial Elements

5.  Spatial Relations and Shape Rules

      6.  Derivation

                        6.1.   FORMATION
                        6.2.   TRANSFORMATION

                        6.3.   REFINEMENT
                                                6.3.1.  Dimensions
                                                6.3.2.  Structure
                                                6.3.3.  Function

7.  Discussion

      8.  References