Geometric Identity of Living Structures Translated to an Architectural Design Process

Ricardo Gago, Luis Romão
2015 Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe)   unpublished
Biological life manifests in space through a large diversity of physical structures perfectly bind and identifiable in the environment. This reveals that all share a common generative design process which allows them the same physical identity in all the shapes that generates, The human ecological design process used in architecture is not able yet to reach this design identity neither the spontaneous integration associates to it. Why? Because the geometrical design process used in ecological
more » ... chitecture and living structures are not similar. Thus, this paper proposes, through the identification of some geometrical characteristics from the growth mechanism of living structures, a process of shape generation through shape grammar. With this generation process is possible to generate, only in geometrical terms, a large diversity of architectural models with a common identity, that reveals some geometrical characteristics of spatial integration that living structures share with the surround environment.
doi:10.52842/conf.ecaade.2015.2.591 fatcat:knkl7paonrcynnrf4wmdsnft6e