This paper describes a teaching experience conducted and carried out as part of the architectural coursework of the first year students. The workshop is the first of three planned to take place during the course of the first year studio. It aims at introducing new ways of thinking as well as introducing students to the new pattern of architectural education; It also helps communicating and-if required- unlearning accumulative conceptions that were unconsciously gained by the lack of practice, ignorance of actuality or simply by the accumulation of images and ideas in their minds over the years. A grammatical approach was chosen to develop the described methodology, based on the shape grammars system in general, and on one of its basic skills of seeing/understanding shapes & extracting elements of the visual composition in particular.
|Title of host publication||Future Cities|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe|
|Editors||Gerhard Schmitt, Ludger Hovestadt, Luc Van Gool, Frédéric Bosché, Remo Burkhard, Suzanne Colemann, Jan Halatsch, Michael Hansmeyer, Silke Konsorski-Lang, Antje Kunze, Martina Sehmi-Luck|
|Place of Publication||Zürich|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||eCAADe 2010 - ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland|
Duration: 15 Sep 2010 → 18 Sep 2010
|Period||15/09/10 → 18/09/10|
- beginning/novice students
- shape grammar
- pedagogical grammar
- design education
Ibrahim, M. S., Bridges, A., Chase, S. C., Bayoumi, S., & Taha, D. S. (2010). Use of grammar for shape exploration with novice students: Experiment 1: against the first impressions. In G. Schmitt, L. Hovestadt, L. Van Gool, F. Bosché, R. Burkhard, S. Colemann, J. Halatsch, M. Hansmeyer, S. Konsorski-Lang, A. Kunze, & M. Sehmi-Luck (Eds.), Future Cities: Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (pp. 115-124).