||Mayer, Rosirene; Turkienicz, Benamy
||Generative Process of Oskar Niemeyer‘s Style
Aesthetics and Architectural Composition.
Proceedings of the Dresden International Symposium of Architecture 2004 (to appear in "pro Literatur Verlag", D-82291 Mammendorf ISBN: 3-86611-022-7 / Editors: Ralf Weber/Matthias Albrecht Amann/ TU Dresden
||The aim of this study is to outline the structure of a possible grammar of Oscar Niemeyer’s
architectural language, focusing on the so-called “free forms.” The idea is to assess the extent to
which it is possible to shed some light on the discussion of architectural freedom as used by many
authors when describing the work of the Brazilian architect. The investigation associates geometric
relations present in Niemeyer’s buildings to the Shape Grammar model as proposed by Stiny & Gips
(1975). The model made possible the depiction of consistencies in vocabulary, rules and operations
deployed by Niemeyer. This eventually led to the description of an original architectural language
present in Niemeyer’s buildings.
||Shape Grammars, Oskar Niemeyer, Generative process
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