We present a tool intended to enable non-expert users to apply and manipulate a shape grammar, SMUG, which encodes the urban design of informal settlements such as favelas. Such tool, the Interpreter, was developed considering that students would be its main users, and therefore we consider this grammar implementation to potentially be a multipurpose pedagogical tool since it supports conveying knowledge about urban design, shape grammars and parametric modeling using Grasshopper. This paper focuses on the development of the Interpreter and discusses the results of its use in a design studio, which can better inform subsequent iteration as well as other courses and schools.
|Title of host publication||Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference|
|Editors||Jose Pedro Sousa, JP Xavier, Goncalo Castro Henriques|
|Place of Publication||University of Porto, Porto, Portugal|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Aug 2019|
Castro e Costa, E., Verniz, D., Varasteh, S., Miller, M., & Duarte, J. P. (2019). Implementing the Santa Marta Urban Grammar - a pedagogical tool for design computing in architecture. In J. P. Sousa, JP. Xavier, & G. Castro Henriques (Eds.), Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution: Proceedings of the 37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 349-358). CUMINCAD. http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/BrowseTree=RSS=TIME=10/Show?ecaadesigradi2019_146