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Parametrical Vitruvius. Generative modeling of the architectural orders


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The Architectural Orders have always occupied a key role in architectural history, starting from the rediscovery of the Vitruvian text in Renaissance, when all of the most famous architects gave their own interpretation about the Orders composition and proportion. According to the importance of the theme for the Cultural Heritage but also the educational value inherent in the redrawing through this roles, the aim of the research is testing and defining a generative representation of the five orders parametrized in function of the most important authors, modifiable changing different parameters. The definition of a single digital model is interesting for the direct comparison between authors interpretation, to support their accurate representations, but also it is useful to aid in the interpretation of the actual artifacts shape, allowing us to hypothesize the author's style and, in case of restoration, to operate in a consistent way. 


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Architectural Orders; Cultural Heritage documentation; drawing; generative modeling

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2423/i22394303v8n2p29

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