Using procedural modelling as a framework for representing style: an example from Regency architecture
CALOGERO, ERICA, Tyson, N., ARNOLD, DAVID and Morris, D. (2011) Using procedural modelling as a framework for representing style: an example from Regency architecture Computer Graphics Forum, 30. pp. 41-48. ISSN 0167-7055
Official URL: http://diglib.eg.org/EG/DL/conf/EG2011/areas/041-0...
This paper reports the use of shape grammars, as made available in CityEngine, to deconstruct six examples of Regency facades and uses them to form a reconstruction of Brunswick Square, in Brighton and Hove, UK. The aim of the research is to evaluate the potential for shape grammar rules to effectively encapsulate aspects of style in a formal, computational language. It is argued that such a system could both result in a stochastically based definition of Regency style with a measurable degree of certainty and enable the presentation of historical periods of history in a real-time virtual environment.
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