3rd Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), Nicosia, CYPRUS, 30 January - 01 February 2014, vol.143, pp.389-393
One of the main aided points in the basic design education is to present different methods and spaces to students to help them develop their thoughts and improve their creativeness. One of the methods which help the designer to generate new forms is using inspiration and interpretations which are the inherent of design to differentiate the way of design to catch new ideas is using generative designs. In the generative design both the nature and the abstracts inspired from the nature are being useful in forming of architectural solutions. During this study by using generative design methods it is aimed for the students to perceive relation between forms better and to improve the creativity of the students to compose integrated approaches. In this respect a two parted case study is done by architecture basic design (first grade students). In the first step it is aimed to design the form itself and also to feel the scale of designs by forming a cube of 2x2 x2 meter using generative design and installation techniques. From half of the students it is asked to form their designs by only using lines and surfaces and basic geometric elements. And from the other half is asked to inspire the patterns of generating in the nature to form non-form shapes and forms to design a place or space. The second step was to compare the works of two groups. In the both groups it is shown that the works which are inspired by nature and used generative methods have been able to be more creative during the process of solving the problem of formation. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd.