Embedding Embedding Garifuna Shape Grammars in a Parametric Design Software
Dulce Andino, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, [email protected]
Sheng-‐Fen Chien, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, [email protected]
The Garifuna are a group of people that live on the northern coast of Honduras and the coast of Belize. They have a very distinct and vibrant culture. Minority cultures are currently absorbed by mainstreamed cultures and the Garifuna ethnicity is directly influenced by this phenomenon.
In this research it is of special concern to encapsulate Garifuna vernacular architecture by means of shape grammars. The research provides a clear documentation of the grammars implemented in Grasshopper, as well as discusses about the issues of embedding shape grammars in the Rhino/Grasshopper environment.