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_id ecaade2018_329
id ecaade2018_329
authors De Luca, Francesco, Nejur, Andrei and Dogan, Timur
year 2018
title Facade-Floor-Cluster - Methodology for Determining Optimal Building Clusters for Solar Access and Floor Plan Layout in Urban Environments
source Kepczynska-Walczak, A, Bialkowski, S (eds.), Computing for a better tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland, 19-21 September 2018, pp. 585-594
summary Daylight standards are one of the main factors for the shape and image of cities. With urbanization and ongoing densification of cities, new planning regulations are emerging in order to manage access to sun light. In Estonia a daylight standard defines the rights of light for existing buildings and the direct solar access requirement for new premises. The solar envelope method and environmental simulations to compute direct sun light hours on building façades can be used to design buildings that respect both daylight requirements. However, no existing tool integrates both methods in an easy to use manner. Further, the assessment of façade performance needs to be related to the design of interior layouts and of building clusters to be meaningful to architects. Hence, the present work presents a computational design workflow for the evaluation and optimisation of high density building clusters in urban environments in relation to direct solar access requirements and selected types of floor plans.
keywords Performance-driven Design; Urban Design; Direct Solar Access; Environmental Simulations and Evaluations; Parametric Modelling
series eCAADe
last changed 2018/08/22 13:38

_id ecaadesigradi2019_316
id ecaadesigradi2019_316
authors Erbil Altintas, Livanur, Kasali, Altug and Dogan, Fehmi
year 2019
title Computational Design in Distributed Teamwork - Using digital and non-digital tools in architectural design competitions
source Sousa, JP, Xavier, JP and Castro Henriques, G (eds.), Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution - Proceedings of the 37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference - Volume 1, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 11-13 September 2019, pp. 333-340
summary This paper reports a case involving computational practices in design process with an aim to understand the role of digital and non-digital tools in the design process. Following an ethnographic approach, we aimed at understanding the nature of the interactions among team participants which are human and non-human in a distributed system. We focused on computational practices in design process and we aimed to understand the role of digital and non-digital tools in the design process. Tools have remarkable role in a distributed system in the sense of propagation of knowledge. It was observed that form exploration by digital tools may not controlled as much as sketching.
keywords Collaboration; Distributed Cognition; Computational Design; Visual Calculation
series eCAADeSIGraDi
last changed 2019/08/26 20:25

_id ecaade2020_503
id ecaade2020_503
authors Jansen, Igor and Pi¹tek, £ukasz
year 2020
title The Evolutionary-algorithm-based Automation of the Initial Stage of Apartment Building Design
source Werner, L and Koering, D (eds.), Anthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age - Proceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16-18 September 2020, pp. 105-114
summary The development of information technologies has resulted in a strong return of interest in the concept of automating the design process. Most of the attempts such as works of Hersey and Freedman, Duarte or the PRISM application are based on shape grammars. Another approach is evolutionary simulations in concept creation augmentation such as works of Dogan, Saratsis and Reinhart or Nahara and Terzidis.This study examines to what extent evolutionary algorithms can be used to automate early stages of residential multi-family building architectural design. To facilitate informed decision-making, a tool capable of analysing a building plot and proposing the best fitting building shape was designed and tested with Polish legal regulations taken into consideration.A script generating, analysing, and evolutionally optimising a 3D model of the apartment building, was developed. All models met the basic legal conditions and were optimised by four criteria - view obstruction, insolation, maximal allowed floor area built and building compactness. The script was later used on selected building plots producing thousands of solutions. The best performing solutions were selected and presented together with their calculated parameters.
keywords genetic algorithm; evolutionary simulation; residential building; design automation
series eCAADe
last changed 2020/09/09 09:52

_id ecaadesigradi2019_627
id ecaadesigradi2019_627
authors Yang, Yang, Samaranayake, Samitha and Dogan, Timur
year 2019
title Using Open Data to Derive Local Amenity Demand Patterns for Walkability Simulations and Amenity Utilization Analysis
source Sousa, JP, Xavier, JP and Castro Henriques, G (eds.), Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution - Proceedings of the 37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference - Volume 2, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 11-13 September 2019, pp. 665-674
summary Understanding human behavior and preferences are important for urban planning and the design of walkable neighborhoods. However, it remains challenging to study human activity patterns because significant efforts are required to collect the relevant data, convert unstructured data into useful knowledge, and take into consideration different urban contexts. In the context of the heated discussion about urban walkability and amenities, as well as the need of identifying a feasible approach to analyze human activities, this paper proposes a simple and effective metric of the amenity demand patterns, which demonstrates the spatiotemporal distribution of human activities according to the activeness in urban amenities. Such metric has the potential to support the urban study about people, mobility, and built environment, as well as other relevant design thinking. Further, a case study illustrates the data and the new metric can be used in walkability simulations and amenity utilization analysis, thus informing the design decision-making process.
keywords Big Data; Urban Amenity; Walkability; Human Activity
series eCAADeSIGraDi
last changed 2019/08/26 20:27

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