1981 volume 8(1) pages 97 – 114
doi:10.1068/b080097

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Knight T W, 1981, "The forty-one steps" Environment and Planning B 8(1) 97 – 114

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The forty-one steps

T Weissman Knight

Received 4 March 1981

Abstract. A parametric shape grammar is given which generates the floor plans of Japanese tearooms. The language of tearoom plans defined by this grammar is general; it incorporates a diversity of tearoom styles from the past four centuries.

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