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_id caadria2011_005
id caadria2011_005
authors Okabe, Aya and Tsukasa Takenaka
year 2011
title Computational landscape design with the seed scattering system: A case study in the Sony forest project
source Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / The University of Newcastle, Australia 27-29 April 2011, pp. 49-58
summary This paper proposes a computational landscape design method, called the seeds scattering system (SS system), which enables us to manage various environmental parameters in design processes, to create the ‘natural forest’ in urban environments. First, this paper discusses the drawbacks of the conventional methods for landscape design. Second, the paper outlines the components of the SS system together with the design process of the SONY forest project in Tokyo, and shows its advantages, including broad applicability to conceptual design, and capability of environmental simulations and spatial optimizations. Last, the paper summarizes the effectiveness of the SS system. By managing fundamental rules behind geometries in forest growth processes, the SS system showed us capability for constructing interactive relationships between design and their surrounding environments to produce design inherent in its site.
keywords Computational landscape design, parameter, tool customization, optimization, sensor network system
series CAADRIA
email okabe@ans-studio.com
last changed 2012/05/30 19:29

_id cdc2008_195
id cdc2008_195
authors Okabe, Aya; Tsukasa Takenaka and Jerzy Wojtowicz
year 2008
title Beyond Surface: Aspects of UVN world in Algorithmic Design
source First International Conference on Critical Digital: What Matters(s)? - 18-19 April 2008, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge (USA), pp. 195-204
summary The need for architects to develop their own computational tools is becoming increasingly evident. In this paper, we introduced our design tool named ‘UVN generator’ which is based on the algorithmic process combining scripting potentiality and flexibility of traditional 3D surface modeling. Our attempt on combining the two served us well to explore the new ground for design. New conditions were explored and observed in the three case studies which are named ‘on a surface’, ‘between surfaces’ and ‘on a new ordered surface’, referring to place where the scripts were run. In design projects presented in our case studies, we focus on the system behind the generation of complex, expressive, biomimetic, yet humanistic shape. This challenge to find a new ground for computational design enables us to pose our critical question ‘What could be algorithmic design potential may lay beyond basic surfaces?’
email ayaokabe@interchange.ubc.ca
last changed 2009/01/07 07:05

_id ecaade2013_203
id ecaade2013_203
authors Takenaka, Tsukasa and Okabe, Aya
year 2013
title A Computational Method for Integrating Parametric Origami Design and Acoustic Engineering
source Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 September 2013, pp. 289-295
summary This paper proposes a computational form-finding method for integrating parametric origami design and acoustic engineering to find the best geometric form of a concert hall. The paper describes an application of this method to a concert hall design project in Japan. The method consists of three interactive subprograms: a parametric origami program, an acoustic simulation program, and an optimization program. The advantages of the proposed method are as follows. First, it is easy to visualize engineering results obtained from the acoustic simulation program. Second, it can deal with acoustic parameters as one of the primary design materials as well as origami parameters and design intentions. Third, it provides a final optimized geometric form satisfying both architectural design and acoustic conditions. The method is valuable for generating new possibilities of architectural form by shifting from a traditional form-making process to a form-finding process.
wos WOS:000340643600029
keywords Interactive design method; parametric origami; acoustic simulation; optimization; quadrat count method.
series eCAADe
email okabe@ans-studio.com
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id ijac20119406
id ijac20119406
authors Takenaka, Tsukasa; Aya Okabe
year 2011
title Development of the Seed Scattering System for Computational Landscape Design
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 9 - no. 4, 421-436
summary This paper proposes a computational landscape design method, called the Seeds Scattering system (SS system), that was developed by the AnS Studio to carry out the Sony forest project in Japan.This method enables us to manage various environmental conditions in design processes, to design ‘natural’ in urban areas, ( i.e., people perceive a forest in an urbanized area as if it is natural although the forest is not genuinely natural). First, this paper discusses the limitations of the conventional method of landscape design. In Section 3 to 4, we describes the SS system together with the design process of the project. In Section 5, we present the system from a different perspective, that is, as a method for satisfying social requirements to gain human appreciation.The designer’s role in this system is not to manipulate geometries or compositions of tree groupings but to design the fundamental rules that underlie them. As a result, the designer can create a landscape in an interactive manner, thereby producing one that inherently belongs to its site.
series journal
last changed 2019/07/30 08:55

_id acadia11_390
id acadia11_390
authors Takenaka, Tsukasa; Okabe, Aya
year 2011
title Networked Coding Method for Digital Timber Fabrication
source ACADIA 11: Integration through Computation [Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)] [ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6] Banff (Alberta) 13-16 October, 2011, pp. 390-395
summary This paper proposes a new interactive design method, called the networked coding method (NC method), which can manage computational design, multi-objective optimization and digital timber fabrication in an interactive design process. First, this paper discusses several drawbacks of the conventional method for architectural design. Second, the paper describes the facilities and equipment of the fabrication laboratory where the NC method was developed. Third, the paper outlines the components of the NC method together with the design process of architectural elements, called integrated fabric 2011. Finally, the paper summarizes several advantages of the method, including the production of an architectural element called the integrated-fabric that integrates various functions into one single element. The method is shown to handle any datasets, including structural and environmental analysis, which were otherwise difficult to integrate into conventional design processes.
series ACADIA
type work in progress
email takenaka@ans-studio.com
last changed 2011/10/06 04:05

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