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Journal for Geometry and Graphics 27 (2023), No. 1, 103--115
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2023

Abstract Architecture: Representation of Architecture Through Brick Toy Workshop

Ryouta Yatabe
Soseki-ken Group, Tokyo, Japan

Katsuya Fukushima
Tokyo City University, Tokyo, Japan

Yuji Katagiri
Tokyo City University, Tokyo, Japan

The purpose of this paper is to explore the structure of building recognition based on the hypothesis "Abstract Architecture". The hypothesis is expressed through a couple of small models of architecture made with brick toys (LEGO(R) bricks) in the workshop. The study extracts three components of representation of "Abstract Architecture", such as "silhouettes", "fragments", and "elements" and analyzes the models made in the four workshops in the two types. For the analysis, the model was redrawn with a brick toy 3D renderer to detect relationships among the three components and explore the structure to visualize the perception of what we recognize architecture.

Keywords: Abstract architecture, representation, brick toy model, workshop.

MSC: 97G80

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