A Practical Shape Grammar for Chinese Ice-Ray Lattice Designs
Different explications of Stiny’s shape grammar for Chinese ice-ray lattice designs found in literature are explored and their ‘practicality’ is assessed in terms of the number of construction elements included in a representative shape rule and the number of potential matches that the matching algorithm must consider when applying this rule to a representative shape. Alternative explications are suggested that score well with respect to both measures. The exercise is meant to provide insights and requirements for the development of a general shape grammar interpreter, with flexibility and ease of use in mind.
KeywordsShape grammar Parametric shape grammar Shape schema grammar Description grammar
This work received some funding support from Singapore MOE’s AcRF start-up grant, WBS R-295-000-129-133.
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