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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

VII.    Idea and Phenomena

A computational interpretation of the design concept of porosity as it was implemented for Simmons Hall undergraduate residence at MIT is presented.

1.  Introduction

2.  The Program

      3.  Design Concept and Method

      4.  Spatial Elements

      5.  Spatial Relations and Rule Schemata

                        5.1.    POROSITY

6.  Derivation

                        6.1.    BUILDING MASS

                        6.2.    PERFCON STRUCTURE

                        6.3.    VERTICAL POROSITY

                        6.4.    RESULTS

7.  Discussion

      8.  References