Reconstructing Palladio's Villas
A process of model generation and 3D print manufacturing is presented here in the form of a shape grammar built from the rules of 16th century masonry construction. In this paper rules of construction are used to generate one Villa in the style of Palladio. The claim is that these rules can build most villas in Palladio’s corpus starting with a floor plan drawing. A resulting model of the grammar is a 3D printed physical model one-tenth the size of reality.