Shape Grammar Strategies for Representing the Built Heritage


Traditional architecture style represents the evolutionary style and experienced characteristics of the urban environment. This style includes a mixture of technical and cognitive values that are difficult to conserve compared to other material resources. One of the important means of Conservation is analyzing the deep structures of this architecture and determining their rules and constraints. On the other hand, Shape Grammar is an effective system for analyzing architecture as it combines mathematical and morphological values in architecture. The current research focuses on the problem of shape grammar strategies for each scope in architecture, in addition to determining the techniques used in the analysis, derivation, and generation of the shapes. It aims for defining the appropriate strategies of shape grammar in each scope in architecture. Thus, the significance of this research stems from the disclosure of the potential of shape grammar in analysis, generation, and representation of the built heritage in the same architectural language as a mean of Conservation. The research adopts the analysis of studies that employed the shape grammar in the built heritage. The research aim was achieved by determining the strategies of the shape grammar to analyses and represent the built heritage according to its scope.