Pattern Spaces: A Rule-Based Approach to Architectural Design



The paper discusses the potential of patterns for the architectural design process, both as an aesthetic reference as well as a design methodology. The latter one, as a way of describing and communicating design, is highly associated with computational methods in architecture, such as generative and parametric design. Against this background two case studies, as part of an academic project, exemplify a rule-based design strategy—from pattern analysis to programmable three-dimensional structures. This bottom-up approach allows not only for the generation of complex, yet controllable spatial solutions, but enhances also the design decision process through the creation of manifold variations.


Generative design Rule-based design Pattern Design methodology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureCologne University of Applied SciencesCologneGermany

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