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Shape grammars are well-known tools to explore abstract systems of shapes and their
relationships. Although there has been much research on the use of shape grammars
in the field of architectural styles, there has been little investigation into the
concept of circulation using shape grammars. Circulation is a tool used in architecture
and interior design and is formed by connecting the points left by the movement of
human beings through indoor or outdoor spaces. This study shows that shape grammars
are also helpful in this particular field by presenting how a parametric shape grammar
is applied to generate circulation designs, and the system automatically generates
four basic types of complex circulations. According to the specific conditions andrequirements
of each commercial space, different forms of circulation can be specified and generated.
Kang Zhang is a professor and director of Visual Computing Lab at Tianjin University, and a
professor of Arts and Technology at University of Texas. He received the BS degree
from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1982, PhD degree
from University of Brighton in 1990, and Executive MBA degree from University of Texas
in 2011. Prior to joining UT-Dallas, he held academic positions in UK, Australia,
and China. His current research interests include generative art, visual languages,
aesthetic computing, and software engineering. He has published 7 books, over 80 journal
papers, and 160 conference papers in these areas. He is an ACM distinguished speaker,
and has delivered keynotes and invited speeches at various conferences. He is a senior
editorial board member of
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, area editor of
International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, and on the editorial boards of
Journal of Big Data, Visual Computer, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence, and
Journal of Software. His home page is www.utdallas.edu/ kzhang.
Chao Li received the MS degree from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2018. His research
interests generally focus on shape grammar and graph grammar.
Lei Jiang received the BS and MS degrees from Donghua University, Shanghai, China, in 2008
and 2011, respectively. Since 2015 she has been working towards the PhD degree in
software engineering at Tianjin University. Her current research interests include
information visualization, virtual reality, and eye-tracking technology.
Fanrui Sun received the BS degree from Tianjin University in 2016. Since 2016 she has been working
towards the MS degree at New York University. Her research interests focus on big
data and information visualization.
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Tsinghua Science and Technology
Tsinghua University Press
(Xueyan Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China