Paper sigradi2009_1177:
An urban grammar for Portuguese colonial new towns in the 18th century

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id sigradi2009_1177
authors Paio, Alexandra C.R.; Benamy Turkienicz
year 2009
title An urban grammar for Portuguese colonial new towns in the 18th century
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary This study describes the morphological urban order underlying Portuguese treatises and Portuguese urban cartographic representation produced from 16th century to 18th century. The historical documentation suggests that Pythagorean-Euclidian geometry appears to be a crucial ingredient for the understanding of Portuguese urban design-thinking and urban design-making. To unveil the genesis of the morphological urban order present in the Portuguese colonial plans of the eighteenth century, a descriptive method, Shape Grammar has been adopted. Shape Grammar, as method, supports the analysis of the form-making logic and has proved to be powerful in shape analysis, description, interpretation, classification, evaluation and generation of a design language.
keywords Urban Design; Knowledge-Based Model; Shape Grammars; Generative Systems
series SIGRADI
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