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The book is an attempt to present a logical approach to contextual design. 


With a lot of buzz around sustainability, architects analyze contexts in detail to propose sustainable designs. Hence, the contextual design approach is gaining importance in architectural practice. 


Architects and designers are always inclined to adopt an intuitive approach to design in historical contexts or surroundings with peculiar characteristics. There is no specific, methodical approach to design in such contexts apart from the ability to identify cues from the surrounding through experience. This book presents a sequential framework wherein one can analyze, synthesize, and generate design genotypes based on the inbuilt spatial grammar of the context. 


The shape grammar concept as a generative tool is presented to identify the spatial construct's grammar, which acts as a cue for design genotypes. Space syntax is explored as an analysis tool to evaluate the sympathetic spatial fitness of generated design genotypes.


The book establishes that the framework is logical in its methodical approach and would generate design genotypes, which would help architects and designers have design interventions in in-fill development to achieve congruence with the surrounding environment.  

Shape Grammar and Space Syntax Approach in Contextual Design

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  • Neeta Lambe
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