Towards a Configurable Hybridity in Historic Preservation and Design

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Abstract

This paper fulfills the dual purpose of developing a systematic methodology for designing new constructions and adding to or revivifying existing buildings in historic neighborhoods and demonstrating an effective pedagogy in regard to historic preservation at the undergraduate level. A previously developed methodology for verifying and analyzing hybridity in architectural design is expanded as a foundation for designing an addition to a historic building in a famous urban context, i.e., a registered historic structure in the museum district of New York City. Shape grammar as a computational design methodology is used to analyze the historic fabric of the urban area and to create a configurable hybrid design that is both compatible with that context and reflective of the needs and design of the contemporary urban setting. The validity of shape grammar as a methodology for designing configurable hybrid constructions in historic neighborhoods and its effectiveness in relation to a teaching focus on historic preservation are considered through an analysis of projects from an upper-undergraduate-level architectural design studio. The students used the shape grammar methodology to analyze and understand historic contexts and features in order to generate new designs for the given context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeCAADe 2021 - Towards a New, ConfigurableArchitecture
EditorsVesna Stojakovic, Bojan Tepavcevic
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages293-302
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207235
StatePublished - 2021
Event39th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2021 - Novi Sad, Serbia
Duration: Sep 8 2021Sep 10 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference39th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2021
Country/TerritorySerbia
CityNovi Sad
Period09/8/2109/10/21

Keywords

  • Configurable hybridity
  • Historic preservation
  • Neue Galerie
  • Shape grammar
  • Vienna Secession

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