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_id ascaad2016_022
id ascaad2016_022
authors Birge, David; Sneha Mandhan and Alan Berger
year 2016
title Dynamic Simulation of Neighborhood Water Use - A case study of Emirati neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi, UAE
source Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development [8th ASCAAD Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-0-9955691-0-2] London (United Kingdom) 7-8 November 2016, pp. 197-206
summary Being located in a hot, humid and arid bioregion, as well as having a unique religious and social context, the Gulf Cooperation Council cities pose significant challenges to the achievement of sustainable urban development. Using native neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi as a case study, this ongoing research aims to develop a design methodology which utilizes both qualitative and quantitative analysis towards the holistic, feedback driven design of new neighborhood typologies for the native population. This paper focuses on the methodology and application of a water use module which measures neighborhood scale indoor and outdoor water use, an area of simulation critical to developing sustainable neighborhoods for Arab cities, yet underrepresented within the literature. The water module comprises one part of a larger toolkit that aims to measure both environmental sustainability as well as social and cultural factors unique to the context of Abu Dhabi and the gulf region.
series ASCAAD
last changed 2017/05/25 11:31

_id caadria2010_007
id caadria2010_007
authors Kwee, V.
year 2010
title A future through an architectural past? Designing an online information package for Al Jahili Fort
source Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Hong Kong 7-10 April 2010, pp. 73-82
summary This paper details the process that students of UAE University’s Department of Architectural Engineering have undergone in packaging architectural heritage data online. Facilitated by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural Heritage, students were introduced to historical data. They digitally reconstructed a historical fort in Al Ain, UAE – Al Jahili Fort – and investigated methods of packaging the gathered information online. Some observations and assessments (strengths and weaknesses) pertaining to the unique historical information packaging are highlighted in this paper. In addition to acquiring skills in producing architectural abstractions and graphic composition, students assessed several online interactive techniques. A set of rules or patterns were prescribed to enhance the clarity of chosen data. While providing insights to the processes of and considerations in designing an online information package for an architectural heritage project, the underlying objective is to question the possibilities and role necessary in sculpting the future of CAAD education to propel the discipline forward through the medium. What would be the implications? It also asserts the notion that digital space may be architectural education’s imminent next ‘final’ frontier.
keywords CAAD Education; Information Packaging; Architectural Heritage; Online Presentation
series CAADRIA
last changed 2012/05/30 19:29

_id ascaad2016_054
id ascaad2016_054
authors Mandhan, Sneha; David Birge and Alan Berger
year 2016
title Dynamic Simulation of External Visual Privacy in Arab Muslim Neighborhoods - A case study of Emirati neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi, UAE
source Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development [8th ASCAAD Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-0-9955691-0-2] London (United Kingdom) 7-8 November 2016, pp. 537-546
summary The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council have, in recent years, undertaken several initiatives to make sustainability central to their urban agendas. This research aims to operationalize the concept of sustainable development – environmental, economic and socio-cultural – in the region, and develop parameters that define it. Using native neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi as a case study, it focuses on the development process of a computational toolkit which has two major components – a quantitative toolkit which contains modules for simulation of aspects of environmental and economic sustainability, and a spatial toolkit which contains modules for simulation of socio-spatial practices associated with the specific social and cultural context. One of the primary needs of these communities, identified through an extensive review of literature and through conversations with Emiratis, is that of visual and acoustical privacy. Privacy from neighbors and passers-by, externally, and between genders, internally within the house. Using this as a starting point, this paper describes the development process of a module that aims to measure levels of external visual privacy of surfaces at a housing plot level, from neighbors and passers-by. The first section of the paper establishes the context of the research. The second section focuses on describing the process of modeling built form and testing it for visibility and thus, privacy.
series ASCAAD
last changed 2017/05/25 11:34

_id ecaade2012_316
id ecaade2012_316
authors Pena de Leon, Alexander
year 2012
title Two Case-Studies of Freeform-Facade Rationalization
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-3-7, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 501-509
wos WOS:000330320600053
summary This paper will demonstrate two effective facade rationalisation patterns developed at Gehry Technologies for mitigating the tradeoffs between project constructability constraints vs. project aesthetic constraints. The two Case-Studies will present, fi rstly a method for dealing with large amounts of component instantiations and second with the economical delivery of complex project geometry through panelling. Both projects use design technology as a strategy for the integration of specialized knowledge and trades, through an effective use of information technology. The Case Studies will present the development of the Gridshell Digital Mock-Up of the Yas Island Marina Hotel in Abu Dhabi designed by Asymptote Architects and secondly the Museo Soumaya facade system in Mexico City designed by Fernando Romero LAR. This document will report the development process for obtaining relevant construction information, essential for the assembly of the facade systems by a third-party sub-contractor in support of the facade system coordination. The report concludes on the implementations of bespoke tools in support of the coordination and geometry description tasks. The tailored tool making process extends the parametric modelling system Digital Project™ in the design support role of obtaining aesthetically pleasing decompositions of the buildings Master Design Surface MDS into feasible constructible components.
keywords Facade Rationalization; Integration; Parametric Design; K-means Clustering
series eCAADe
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id ascaad2016_015
id ascaad2016_015
authors Sosa, Marco; Lina Ahmad
year 2016
title Integration of Digital Tools and Fabrication Methods for Learning CAAD - Innovative pedagogy methods applied in a design college in Abu Dhabi
source Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development [8th ASCAAD Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-0-9955691-0-2] London (United Kingdom) 7-8 November 2016, pp. 125-134
summary The interior design curriculum at the College of Arts & Creative Enterprises (CACE), Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, offers two CAAD courses; the first is concurrent with first-year Interior Design studio; the second is a year later. The objectives of the first is equip students with the tools needed to represent and communicate their designs, while the second looks in-depth into the process of documentations. This paper will focus on presenting our pedagogical approach in the first CAAD course, as well as tracing students implementation, knowledge utilization and how it is carried over into their main interior design studio. It will also shed light into CAAD influence on expanding student technical and material knowledge through direct space survey and documentation. The paper aims at presenting and reflecting upon a dynamic devised adaptable pedagogical method that identifies two student categories; those who learn how to ‘practice design’ (majority), and those who unfold the realm of ‘being a designer’ (minority). It is the latter few that continue their path, emerge into various international settings, and have a major influence on their local communities.
series ASCAAD
last changed 2017/05/25 11:31

_id ijac20108406
id ijac20108406
authors Tourre, Vincent; Francis Miguet
year 2010
title Lighting Intention Materialization with a Light-Based Parametric Design Model
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 8 - no. 4, p. 507
summary How the inverse lighting methods could help the architectural design? We address this issue with an original light-based parametric design model dedicated to the architectural design. This model associates the parametric design approach with the lighting intentions expressed by the architects. It has been implemented thanks to an inverse lighting technique in a tool intended to aid the design of the windows and the shading devices in the early stages of architectural design. This model is used in a performative design approach onto the dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum in order to define the transparency property of the dome.
series journal
last changed 2019/05/24 07:55

_id cf2009_786
id cf2009_786
authors Tourre, Vincent; Miguet, Francis
year 2009
title A light-based parametric design model: The application of the inverse lighting in the design of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum
source T. Tidafi and T. Dorta (eds) Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009, PUM, 2009, pp. 786- 799
summary The use of a design tool materializing the performative design concept is presented. The association of parametric design with lighting intentions leads to a light-based parametric design approach. This approach have been implemented through an inverse natural lighting model which is intended to aid the daylight design (windows, shading devices or others) in the early stages of architectural design. We show this model can be used in a performative design approach to define the transparency property through a case study: the dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum by Ateliers Jean Nouvel.
keywords Natural lighting, inverse lighting, parametric design, case study
series CAAD Futures
last changed 2009/06/08 18:53

_id ascaad2016_012
id ascaad2016_012
authors Veloso, Pedro; Ramesh Krishnamurti
year 2016
title On Slime Molds and Corridors - The application of network design algorithms to connect architectural arrangements
source Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development [8th ASCAAD Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-0-9955691-0-2] London (United Kingdom) 7-8 November 2016, pp. 95-104
summary The use of adjacency graphs to represent and generate architectural arrangements tends to favor direct connections between contiguous rooms. These disregard specialized circulatory systems (such as corridors), which consider connections between non-contiguous spatial units or accesses. This paper addresses two specific issues: (1) how to represent a circulation network for a specific access/adjacency graph embedding; and (2) how to design good circulatory solutions for the arrangement that optimizes this network. To represent a complete circulation network, we propose a scheme, an adapted straight skeleton, based on the boundaries of the spatial units. To design possible circulation alternatives, we adopt the Slime Mold model (Tero et al., 2006; 2007). Using this model, we develop an original method, termed Adjacency Graph Selection (AGS), to generate circulation solutions for arrangements. As an initial test case for AGS, we use floor plan of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel.
series ASCAAD
last changed 2017/05/25 11:31

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