Rethinking representation

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Coates, Paul 2010. Rethinking representation. in: Coates, Paul (ed.) Programming[.]Architecture London Routledge. pp. 6-23
AuthorsCoates, Paul
EditorsCoates, Paul
Abstract

The introduction sets out the initial position of text as
design representation. Fundamentally the proposition
is that Chomsky’s dictum – that finite syntax and lexicon
can nevertheless generate an infinite number of useful
(well-formed) structures – can be applied to artificial
languages, and that texts can be written in those
languages to generate architectural objects, taken to
mean ‘well-formed’ configurations of space and form.
This is the generative algorithm and the idea is that
a generative algorithm is a description of the object
just as much as the measurement and analysis of the
object, the illustration of the object and the fact of its
embodiment in the world. Introductory chapter: Coates, P. (2004) ‘Rethinking representation’ in Coates, P. Programming.Architecture. London: Routledge, pp.6-23.

Keywordsgenerative algorithms; artificial language; computer generated design; computer programming
Book titleProgramming[.]Architecture
Page range6-23
Year2010
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Print29 Jan 2010
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Oct 2010
Place of publicationLondon
Web address (URL)http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415451888/
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1009
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Citation:
Coates, P. (2004) ‘Rethinking representation’ in Coates, P. Programming.Architecture. London: Routledge, pp.6-23.

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