Computational Shape Grammars and Non-Standardization: a Case Study on the City of Music of Rio de Janeiro

  • Félix A. Silva Júnior
  • Neander Furtado Silva
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This paper shows how shape grammars can be applied in the analyze of new types of architecture through the case study of the project of the City of Music of Rio de Janeiro by Christian Portzamparc. It aims to indicate how shape grammars can still be constructed from designs which were created with the purpose of avoiding standardization.


Open Block Floor Slab Cultural Facility Shape Grammar Concert Hall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Félix A. Silva Júnior
    • 1
  • Neander Furtado Silva
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade de BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade de Arquitetura e UrbanismoUniversidade de BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil

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