A Shape Grammar Study: Form Generation with Geometric Islamic Patterns

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Sehnaz Cenani, Gulen Cagdas: A Shape Grammar Study: Form Generation with Geometric Islamic Patterns. In: Celestino Soddu (ed.): Generative Art 2007, X Generative Art Conference 12-14 December 2007. ISBN: 9788896610084.



The aim of this research is to present the features of geometric patterns in Islam, to use rules-sets for two and three dimensional form generation and to indicate the potential of mathematics of symmetry and geometry. The study focused on parametrically defined shape grammars of Islamic patterns to generate three dimensional forms in CAAD. The information offered in this paper can be used to generate innovative depictions and to add fresh perspective to architecture. Throughout the history, some simple repetitive patterns were used as a starting point for architectural layouts, landscape designs or urban planning. In this research, Islamic patterns are used as a basis for three dimensional form generation explorations. This study can be accepted as a preliminary step of more complicated forward studies for innovative designs with historical patterns.

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