A formal approach to the study of the evolution and commonality of patterns

Lee, Ji-Hyun; Park, Hyoung-June; Lim, Sungwoo and Kim, Sun-Joong (2013). A formal approach to the study of the evolution and commonality of patterns. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 40(1) pp. 23–42.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1068/b38102

URL: http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b38102


The formal approach outlined in this paper uses symbolic memes as a framework for the hierarchical deconstruction of a cultural artefact, the traditional Korean pattern known as bosangwhamun, to describe the evolutionary development of such a pattern using shape grammar rules. The formal descriptions of this pattern are thus the basis for generating its variations, and the process is used to evaluate the validity of the rules and their appropriateness for the study of bosangwhamun.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 37882
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1472-3417
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Visual Exploration of Cultural Style in Design (VECSiD)Not SetKorean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Keywords
  • culture; content analysis; bosangwhamun; shape grammar; hierarchical deconstruction
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Research Group
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  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2013 The Authors
  • Depositing User
  • Sungwoo Lim