I am happy to share with you that my Second paper based on my PhD thesis is published by SAGE publocation in IJAC journal. If you are looking for a deeper understanding about what is happenning inside the Girih add-on, I strongly suggest you to have a look at this paper.
A morphological study of fivefold Islamic geometric patterns using formal grammar for computer-aided design applications
This paper presents a morphological study of Islamic geometric patterns (IGP) and their role in application of formal grammar in computational modeling of IGPs. Through a comprehensive literature review and data collection, we analyze the morphological properties of these patterns using techniques such as geometric transformations, pattern classification, and symmetry analysis. Based on our findings, we explore how these properties can be used in constructing a formal grammar through string rewriting system for a CAD application. Building on a study on the potential of a string rewriting system for modeling IGPs, the current research suggests an update to the previous system and introduces a new morphological structure for IGPs. The new method has an expanded sample set and is tested on a class of 5-fold star patterns with 12 members and demonstrates successful development. The results are implemented in a Grasshopper add-on, providing a flexible platform to generate the patterns through strings and to control their parameters. This tool opens up new possibilities to bridge traditional patterns with contemporary technologies and make them more accessible. Furthermore, it contributes to the preservation of IGPs as a significant cultural and architectural heritage, while also advancing the evolution of these patterns to a new and contemporary generation.
Refalian G, Coloma E, Moya JN. A morphological study of fivefold Islamic geometric patterns using formal grammar for computer-aided design applications. International Journal of Architectural Computing. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1177/14780771231203358