WIT Press


Reconstructing Ancient Buildings By Generating Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010631

Volume

55

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

819 kb

Author(s)

A.H. Hendrickx

Abstract

Reconstructing ancient buildings by generating systems A.H. Hendrickx Department of Architecture, Free University of Brussels (V. U.B.), Belgium Abstract In this paper we would like to explain our design-methodology to the production of the material culture in general. Afterwards, we will illustrate its applicaton for the design of a theoretical earthquake proof reconstructionsystem for the Temple of Zeus at Nemea. 1 Towards a methodology based on regenerating systems 1.1 Point of departure The material culture we are faced with is a culture that we created ourselves. It consists among other things of houses, public buildings, traffic infrastructure, utensils, means of production, manufacture, assembly, repair and communication, in short, all kinds of usual artefacts that offered and still offer solutions for our past or present problems, but only in their limited contexts. Hence we also experience an almost continuous confrontation with the problems that

Keywords