Using Grammars to Trace Architectural Hybridity in American Modernism The case of William Hajjar single-family house

Mahyar Hadighi, Jose Duarte

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Abstract

In this paper, mid-century modern single-family houses designed by William Hajjar are analyzed through a shape grammar methodology within the context of the traditional architecture of an American college town. A member of the architecture faculty at the Pennsylvania State University, Hajjar was a practitioner in State College, PA, where the University Park campus is located, and an influential figure in the history of architecture in the area. The residential architecture he designed for and built in the area incorporates many of the formal and functional features typical of both modern European architecture and traditional American architecture. Based on a computational methodology, this study offers an investigation into this hybridity phenomenon by exploring Hajjar's architecture in relation to the traditional American architecture prevalent in the college town of State College.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolutio
EditorsJosé Pedro Sousa, Gonçalo Castro Henriques, João Pedro Xavier
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages529-540
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789491207174
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event37th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe and 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics, eCAADe SIGraDi 2019 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Sep 11 2019Sep 13 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference37th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe and 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics, eCAADe SIGraDi 2019
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period09/11/1909/13/19

Keywords

  • American architecture
  • College town
  • Hybridity
  • Shape grammar
  • William Hajjar

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