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The goal is to generate an arhitecture which contained in itself the basic characteristics of the Bauhaus tradition such as the simplicity and functionality of forms and allow the designer to experiment with this style and also innovate new forms of styles inspired by the simple rules of the shape grammar. The outcomes of the project are not necessarily applicable to real urban planning, but can have inspirational contribution to architect’s visual experience. The output of the random generation process may also deviate from the Bauhaus tradition. To achieve that we planned to make use of the well known works of the leading Bauhaus architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier; analyse their works; their spatial relations, use of different architectural components and their juxtapositions etc. Our starting point was the Barcelona Pavilion and Villa Savoye where these relations could cleary be seen and learnt from.

The study of Bauhaus architecture has been highly inspiring and helpful for the development of our own shape grammar rules. At the beginning the idea was to create houses in which no room would be fully enclosed, that is to say the spaces would be formed only by the varying distances between independently standing walls and the building would consist of interlocked rectangles none of which are themselves enclosed but the result of their juxtaposition would seem like it is. However during the process of brainstorming the idea of avoiding full enclosure allowed us to realize the greater architectural potential that lay behind it. Following some discussions we re-considered our starting point and let go of the most of the architectural constraints that Bauhaus tradition demanded. It was foreseen that the results of the generation would not necessarily follow the tradition and thus the project did not change too much.
The project, as it was finally agreed upon, would not have too many ground rules that would restrain its results. Given that it would be a source of inspiration, precision or resemblance of known architecture was not anymore required. Therefore the results would seem less “possible” but more challenging than before. The key point from now on was to avoid too much complication and in order to ensure that we decided to reduce the number of different components that would be used by the software.