Special Topic Section on Computational Analysis of Style
A qualitative feature-based characterization of 2D architectural style
Article first published online: 14 JUL 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 57, Issue 11, pages 1537–1550, September 2006
How to Cite
Jupp, J. R., Gero, J. S. (2006), A qualitative feature-based characterization of 2D architectural style. J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci., 57: 1537–1550. doi: 10.1002/asi.20430
- Issue published online: 8 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 14 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 MAR 2005
Architectural plans are design diagrams that describe building layout where space is planned according to design requirements. Style in architecture is generally characterized as common features appearing in a particular class of building design. This research seeks to address how to recognize architectural design style from a 2D plan diagram. We explore this question in a computational encoder-analyzer (E-A) model for 2D plans, where a characterization of 2D style is based on qualitative spatial representation and information theoretic measures. In a preliminary study of a prominent architect's plans, we demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach. We conclude by discussing practical applications of automated plan recognition and classification in design support tools.