Utilizing Generative Computational Algorithms in Interpreting Historical Elements in Architectural Design

Mat Yasir, Azari and Yann Herng, Yeow (2018) Utilizing Generative Computational Algorithms in Interpreting Historical Elements in Architectural Design. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Computational design in architecture has evolved quickly in the recent years such that many architectural schools have made their programmes more inclusive towards it than ever before. With software and hardware becoming more affordable and accessible, architectural students have the opportunity to push the envelope further, including interpreting heritage and historical architecture in a new way. This paper looks into an exploration of how computational design is used to generate new building language within context of heritage zone integrated in the general urban fabric. The site is situated in the old town of Johor Bahru, a city with long history and rich culture on the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsular. The theoretical design project takes advantage the rich heritage elements in the immediate surrounding using algorithms managed by Grasshopper within Rhinoceros 3D modelling software. The process derives elements and architectural features from the surrounding traditional Johor shop houses as form generator, and produces contemporary interpretation unique to the site. The outcome we explored is unhinged, bold and aggressive; but the process provides insight on how computational design could be used to produce alternative architecture that captures the historical and cultural elements and respects its surroundings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Mat Yasir, Azari
Yann Herng, Yeow
Languages: English
Keywords: heritage; interpretation; digitization; adaptation; historical architecture; Malaysia; Grasshopper; Rhinoceros 3D; modelling software; computational design
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 14:11
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 14:11
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