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After structure: Expression in built form

Frederik Weissenborn

Abstract


The concept of the ‘inverted genotype’ occupies an important place in the space syntax literature. Since its conception, however, this has been associated with a particular structuralist reading which - inasmuch as it contradicts central structuralist principles - is problematic. This paper puts forward a different reading of the inverted genotype, drawing on the expressive philosophy of Baruch Spinoza. It advances an expressionist approach to the problem of built form, effectively shifting from a structuralist towards a Spinozist perspective.

Keywords


Typology, space syntax, inverted genotype, minimal initial system, expression.

Full Text: JOSS_2015_P34-48