A New Linguistic System for Communicating Design

  • Sabu FrancisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 135)


This paper proposes an accurate linguistic representation system for architecture and other types of designs. Historically, architecture has been represented using drawings. Drawings only have poches that represent only built matter and not spaces. Even alternate systems concentrate on built matter and not spaces. Emergent knowledge from design processes using such systems can have corruptions. Conventional systems could, at best, help at the stage where the design is finalized. Using them in earlier stages can be corruptive. Though this paper refers to the architecture of buildings, it is possible to use this linguistic system for all kinds of designs. It has been in use for over two decades.


Architecture BIM Design Language Representation Linguistics Alphabets Ontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Navi MumbaiIndia

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