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id ecaade2014_036
authors Afonso Maria de Castro Fernandes Abreu Gonçalves
year 2014
title A Grammar for Shelters - An exploration of rule-based designs in prefabricated and modular shelters.
source Thompson, Emine Mine (ed.), Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, 10-12 September 2014, pp. 327-336
wos WOS:000361385100034
summary This work explores the possible use of the shape grammar formalism in generating small/medium sized dwellings or shelters as a possible and effective solution for shelter shortages that usually follows in the wake of a natural disaster. The shelters are generated using a set of pre-fabricated elements that add up to form a coherent and functional dwelling. The grammar exemplified here, being a shape grammar, deals specially with generating the underlying functional diagram and the floor plan of one possible solution based on a set of typologies design a priori.
keywords Shape grammars; modular architecture; emergency architecture
series eCAADe
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