Topological Investigation of the Generative Grammar for the Balcony Access Type Apartment Houses in Seoul

Seo, Kyung Wook (2008) Topological Investigation of the Generative Grammar for the Balcony Access Type Apartment Houses in Seoul. Journal of the Korean Housing Association, 19 (1). pp. 9-16. ISSN 2234-3571

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Abstract

This study aims to construct the design competence by means of a topological approach. To this end, the linguistic concept of 'competence and performance' in Chomskian sense is borrowed and applied to the study. The usability of this method is then tested against the sample apartment plans from Gangnam-gu area in Seoul, and it is found that this enabled a middle-ground approach to a more productive grammar that overcomes the limits in Glassie's and Stiny's grammar systems. Through a series of analyses on the sample plans, it could be clarified that there appear classificatory levels in the competence that controls the planning of the building, zoning of the unit, and layout of LDK combination. At the end, it is evaluated that the generative grammar, constructed in this research, is the possible world in designers' minds, and this retrospective remodelling of the architectural competence could illuminate the 'design decision flow' that generates the sample plans.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural competence, graph-theoretic method, generative grammar
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 13:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21112

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