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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, David P.
dc.creatorBrueggert, Daniel Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:46:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:46:18Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17574
dc.description.abstract 'Formal grammars' can be constructed from a body of designs. These grammars can be utilized as style guides, first by cataloguing and assessing the importance of certain redundant or novel formal attributes in a design/body-of-design-variations, and second by serving as a compositional 'rule-book' that facilitates the completion of designs-in-progress or allowing the extrapolation and therefore stylistic change in design variations. Here, the architecture of Rice University served as a context in which to analyze, construct, and deploy formal grammars. This work explored the descriptions and limits of style and typology, specifically with reference to the design and addition of future buildings. A central question was, how much novely/entropy (within a framework of order/familiarity) can a composition sustain before losing unity, before becoming a new type? Novelty and redundancy figured preeminently in the task of describing formal variations, and in the very assumption of a formal grammar.
dc.format.extent 126 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title Issues in the development of a formal theme, or, "how to make a building look good"
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Brueggert, Daniel Stephen. "Issues in the development of a formal theme, or, "how to make a building look good"." (2003) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17574.


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