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_id 82ac
authors Caldas, Luisa Gama and Norford, Leslie K.
year 2002
title A design optimization tool based on a genetic algorithm
source Automation in Construction 11 (2) (2002) pp. 173-184
summary Much interest has been recently devoted to generative processes in design. Advances in computational tools for design applications, coupled with techniques from the field of artificial intelligence, have lead to new possibilities in the way computers can inform and actively interact with the design process. In this paper, we use the concepts of generative and goal-oriented design to propose a computer tool that can help the designer to generate and evaluate certain aspects of a solution towards an optimized behavior of the final configuration. This work focuses mostly on those aspects related to the environmental performance of buildings. Genetic Algorithms (GAs) are applied as a generative and search procedure to look for optimized design solutions in terms of thermal and lighting performance in a building. The GA is first used to generate possible design solutions, which are then evaluated in terms of lighting and thermal behavior using a detailed thermal analysis program (DOE2.1E). The results from the simulations are subsequently used to further guide the GA search towards finding low-energy solutions to the problem under study. Solutions can be visualized using an AutoLisp routine. The specific problem addressed in this study is the placing and sizing of windows in an office building. The same method is applicable to a wide range of design problems like the choice of construction materials, design of shading elements, or sizing of lighting and mechanical systems for buildings.
series journal paper
more http://www.elsevier.com/locate/autcon
last changed 2003/05/15 19:22

_id ecaade2015_181
id ecaade2015_181
authors Mateus, Daniel; Sousa, Maurício, Klerk, Ruide, Gama, Sandra, Jorge, Joaquim and Duarte, José Pinto
year 2015
title From ______ to _____: Going Back to the Classical Roots of Architecture using Virtual Reality
source Martens, B, Wurzer, G, Grasl T, Lorenz, WE and Schaffranek, R (eds.), Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 16-18 September 2015, pp. 107-116
summary In Classical Greece the design and construction of buildings were interconnected, forming a single activity. With the development of knowledge and technology, this process has fragmented, giving rise to different activities, performed by various professionals, such as the architect, the engineer and the builder, leading to problems related with information exchange between them. With the research projects Tecton and Technos, we intend to reunite these activities again, seeking to simplify the building production process. In Tecton, we propose an Immersive Virtual Reality Environment to sketch and model objects in an interactive way, using hand gestures and body postures, enabling architects to change between the viewpoint of the creator and that of the user, thereby designing buildings while experiencing them at full-scale at the same time. In the future Technos project, our vision is develop detailed 3D virtual models to serve both as supporting elements for the digital fabrication of building parts and as communications elements for the assembly and construction of buildings.
wos WOS:000372317300012
series eCAADe
email dmateus@fa.ulisboa.pt
more https://mh-engage.ltcc.tuwien.ac.at/engage/ui/watch.html?id=6aac3ae4-702c-11e5-8c5e-c358c81571a7
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id 5e97
authors Vilas Boas, Naylor Barbosa
year 2001
title REFLEXÕES SOBRE O ENSINO DA EXPRESSÃO GRÁFICA DIGITAL: A EXPERIÊNCIA DIDÁTICA DESENVOLVIDA NA UNIVERSIDADE GAMA FILHO / RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL (Reflections On Computer Graphics Representation: The Teaching Experience Developed at the Universidade Gama Filho / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
source SIGraDi biobio2001 - [Proceedings of the 5th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics / ISBN 956-7813-12-4] Concepcion (Chile) 21-23 november 2001, pp. 173-175
summary This paper shows the didactic experience of computer graphics teaching in the Architecture School of Gama Filho University, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thinking about the potentiality those modern tools offer to Architecture understanding, we show some of the many possibilities of computer graphics teaching: from Architecture Theory and Architectural Form Study to Projectual Analisys and applications relate to Architectural Project.
series SIGRADI
email naylor@domain.com.br
last changed 2016/03/10 09:02

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