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Grammar transformations : using composite grammars to understand hybridity in design

Chase, S.C. and Ahmad, Sumbul (2005) Grammar transformations : using composite grammars to understand hybridity in design. In: CAAD futures 2005. CAAD Futures . IRIS-ISIS Publications, pp. 89-98. ISBN 3854372760

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Abstract

Hybrid designs are those that develop from multiple sources. This paper presents the methodology of composite grammars, developed by merging multiple grammars, for the analysis of hybrid designs. The methodology is discussed with an example from Islamic architecture, which is known to have developed by borrowing from various sources. The methodology is seen to be useful for the analysis of the evolution of historic architecture, as well as for the development of new languages of designs.