id 
acadia03_035 
authors 
Mahalingam, Ganapathy 
year 
2003 
title 
Representing Architectural Design Using a ConnectionsBased Paradigm 
source 
Connecting >> Crossroads of Digital Discourse [Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture / ISBN 1880250128] Indianapolis (Indiana) 2427 October 2003, pp. 269277 
summary 
Any making, including a work of architecture, is synthetic in nature and is made by making connections. To base the core of a computational representation of architectural design on connections is to base it on the very core of making. The articulation of the core of architecture, its architectonics, should be based on articulating its connections. This paper probes how connections can serve to represent architectural design. A paradigm consists of a core cluster of concepts that, for a time period, provides a framework to articulate the issues and problems facing a field and to generate solutions. This paper offers a connectionsbased paradigm to represent architectural design computationally. A number of connectionsbased strategies for the representation of architectural design have emerged. Modeling frameworks that have been identified include dendograms, bipartite graphs, adjacency graphs, plan graphs, planar graphs, Hasse diagrams, Boolean lattices, and Bayesian networks. These modeling frameworks have enabled the representation of many aspects of architectural design. Is it possible to extract a uniform modeling framework from all these frameworks that enables the computation of architectural design in all its aspects? Using biological analogies, will an integration of these modeling frameworks provide the ‘molecular’ structure of a ‘DNA’ that makes up the architectural ‘genome’? This paper will attempt to answer these questions. 
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ganapathy.mahalingam@ndsu.nodak.edu 
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, RIBA Publications Ltd.



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, Cambridge University Press



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, MIT Press



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