Ruling Im/Material Uncertainties Visual representations for material-based transformations

AKKUCUK Z., Ozkar M.

31st International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Delft, Netherlands, 18 - 20 September 2013, pp.305-314 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Delft
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.305-314
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Visual rules are powerful in loosely capturing the impact of material behavior on form in designer's hands-on experimentation. They present a first step to translate the causal relations between material and form to computation without sacrificing the uncertainties in the designer's interaction with the materials. This study investigates how to model the relation between material and form with visual rules so that the model embodies some of the phenomenological aspects of reality, rather than merely reproducing it.