L'abduction en conception architecturale : une sémiose hypostatique

Authors: Karam, Hassoun
Advisor: Côté, Pierre E.Noppen, Luc
Abstract: This thesis develops a semiotic model of abduction to represent a process of architectural design. It formalizes this process by the means of a hypostatic dualization, applied to the semiotic relationship between, on the one hand, a design problem, considered as a sign, and on the other, the possibility of its geometric materialization. The dualization reintegrate this sign in the domain of know-how systems used in architectural design, and consequently, it generates new architectural solutions. Abduction modifies and augments the prior knowledge involved in producing the solution (the hypothesis). From a constructivist stance and the ensuing methodological viewpoint, the complexity of the design process implies embedding the designer’s subjectivity in the model. Thus arises an uncertainty about the interactions among design problem, solution production, designer and context. Semiotizing architectural abduction reveals the central role played by interpretation in creating a solution. Besides, dualization relies on possibility theory to formalize the resulting, and uncertain, interpretation calculus, and to validate the obtained hypotheses. In return, managing the uncertainty propagation within the semiotic model, facilitates the identification and the formulation of architectural solutions and allows for an observational emergence of novelty. The developed model is applied to a case of architectural geometric transformations in a heavily characterized neighborhood.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2010
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/21570
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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