Morphological Analysis of Cultural DNA: Tools for Decoding by Ji-Hyun Lee

By Ji-Hyun Lee

This quantity describes examine in computational layout which implements form grammars or area syntax for morphological research, making use of those medical and rule-based methodologies to cultural elements of the sector. The time period ‘cultural DNA’ describes the trouble to discover computational layout from the views of a meme, a socio-cultural analogy to genes. in line with the 1st Cultural DNA Workshop, held at KAIST, Daejeon, Korea in 2015, the booklet considers even if there's this sort of factor as a ‘cultural DNA’ universal all through quite a few domain names, and if this is the case how computer-assisted instruments and methodologies play a task in its research.

Following an advent overlaying a few primary theories of cultural DNA study, half of the booklet describes morphological research in structure, with examples from Malaysia and China. half 3 then strikes as much as morphological research on the city scale, together with dialogue of morphological evolution in France, improvement of a version Korean urban, and introducing a rule-based generative research technique for city making plans. half 4 considers tools for analysing the DNA of alternative cultural artefacts akin to on-line video games, novels, automobiles, and tune, and half 5 introduces the instruments lower than improvement that reduction morphological cultural DNA study together with issues approximately form grammar, construction info modeling (BIM), cultural personality, and prototyping.

The booklet should be of important curiosity to these fascinated by the cultural features of city and architectural layout, cultural informatics and layout research.

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In the typical middle class apartment block plan, units are connected on each side of the central corridor (Fig. 2). To maximize ventilation, it normally has void spaces between the corridor and unit plans which is called ‘air-wells’ and external facades also have deep cut-outs or indents between units to provide maximum exposure to the open air. These unique void spaces enable a wide range of variations in Malaysian apartment configuration. There are two radically different formal characteristics in apartment housing when compared to traditional Malay houses.

In particular, the potential use of the subsymmetry method is tested in order to develop housing façade designs. 2 Frieze Patterns in Arts and Architecture A frieze pattern consists of two-dimensional motifs repeating in one direction only. The frieze patterns can be found in many designs of cultural objects, such as pottery, architecture, quilts, and many other forms of art in any culture, from the ancient Greek and Roman temples to Hindu and Mayan temples, Asian potteries, and Hawaiian tapa quilts.

4) Any intervention must be governed by unswerving respect for the aesthetic, historical and physical integrity of cultural property. (5) All methods and materials used during treatment must be fully documented. Undoubtedly the ethics of conservation are based on the cultural DNA, particularly authenticity and integrity. 4 Summary In 1964, the Venice Charter mentioned that “Imbued with a message from the past, the historic monuments of generations of people remain to the present day as living witnesses of their age-old traditions.

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