Reciprocity is a structural principle that has fascinated designers and builders throughout the world since ancient times. Despite the topic’s having been studied by various academics, designers and researchers, a critical overview of the references is still missing, as is an outline and discussion of the current and future promising research/design issues. Further, no single text provides an exhaustive definition of the principle of structural reciprocity and it must be critically reconstructed from several different sources. This paper aims to fill in these gaps, providing a complete and annotated list of references, in which historical examples, as well as patents, research articles and terminological issues are discussed. A consistent definition of structural reciprocity is also proposed, and the promising developments of such a principle are outlined in order to guide designers and researchers in the future.

Structural Reciprocity: Critical Overview and Promising Research/Design Issues / Pugnale, Alberto; Sassone, Mario. - In: NEXUS NETWORK JOURNAL. - ISSN 1590-5896. - STAMPA. - 16:1(2014), pp. 9-35. [10.1007/s00004-014-0174-z]

Structural Reciprocity: Critical Overview and Promising Research/Design Issues

PUGNALE, ALBERTO;SASSONE, MARIO
2014

Abstract

Reciprocity is a structural principle that has fascinated designers and builders throughout the world since ancient times. Despite the topic’s having been studied by various academics, designers and researchers, a critical overview of the references is still missing, as is an outline and discussion of the current and future promising research/design issues. Further, no single text provides an exhaustive definition of the principle of structural reciprocity and it must be critically reconstructed from several different sources. This paper aims to fill in these gaps, providing a complete and annotated list of references, in which historical examples, as well as patents, research articles and terminological issues are discussed. A consistent definition of structural reciprocity is also proposed, and the promising developments of such a principle are outlined in order to guide designers and researchers in the future.
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