Computational Generation of Hybrid Façades for a Focal Context: The case of Naser-Khosrow Street in Tehran

Niloofar Zolghadrasli, Mahyar Hadighi, Eduardo Costa

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to use shape grammar methodology to generate contextualized urban façades within the focal context of Naser-Khosrow Street in Iran's capital city of Tehran. The history of Naser-Khosrow Street, which is considered a significant historic urban space, begins in the Safavid period (1735-1501). Yet, the urban history and historical significance of this street have been neglected in recent years. Evidence of a sense of turmoil and incompatibility between the modern and traditional architectural façades featured on the street is easily observed. Against this background, this paper offers façade models generated based on the computational methodology developed by Hadighi and Duarte (2019, 2020) to determine and capture the hybrid expression of European modernist and American traditional styles. In this spirit, the systematic methodology of shape grammar is expanded to the focal urban area of Naser-Khosrow Street to generate new façade layouts referencing the characteristic features of some of the iconic buildings located there.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeCAADe 39 (2021) Towards a New, Configurable Architecture
EditorsVesna Stojakovic, Bojan Tepavcevic
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages333-340
Number of pages8
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789491207235
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event39th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2021 - Novi Sad, Serbia
Duration: 8 Sep 202110 Sep 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
Period8/09/2110/09/21

Keywords

  • Façade Design
  • Generating Hybridity
  • Naser -Khosrow Street
  • Shape Grammar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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