The Temple Grammar

is derived from the grammar of vernacular Taiwanese dwellings by augmenting rules that deal specifically with features pertaining to temple designs. These include:

Rules for dealing with temple layouts

  • Rules for generating courtyards enclosed by inner secondary buildings

  • Rule to calculate the fortunate dimensions of a new main building

  • Rules for generating the central bay of a rear-main building

  • Rules for generating rooms in a rear-main building

    Rules for dealing with the framing system

    Rules for dealing with porches and verandahs

    © ramesh krishnamurti and chiou, shang-chia.   1997