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_id b2f9
id b2f9
authors Bhzad Sidawi and Neveen Hamza
year 2012
title INTELLIGENT KNOWLEDGE-BASED REPOSITORY TO SUPPORT INFORMED DESIGN DECISION MAKING
source ITCON journal
summary Research highlights that architectural design is a social phenomenon that is underpinned by critical analysis of design precedents and the social interaction between designers including negotiation, collaboration and communication. CAAD systems are continuously developing as essential design tools in formulating and developing ideas. Researchers such as (Rosenman, Gero and Oxman 1992) have suggested suggest that knowledge based systems can be integrated with CAAD systems to provide design knowledge that would enable recalling design precedents that maybe linked to the design constraints. Currently CAAD systems are user centric being focused on architects rather than the end product. The systems provide limited assistance in the production of innovative design. Furthermore, the attention of the designers of knowledge based systems is providing a repository rather than a system that is capable to initiate innovation. Most of the CAAD systems have web communication tools that enable designers to communicate their design ideas with colleagues and partners in business. However, none of these systems have the capability to capture useful knowledge from the design negotiations. Students of the third to fifth year at College of Architecture, University of Dammam were surveyed and interviewed to find out how far design tools, communications and resources would impact the production of innovative design projects. The survey results show that knowledge extracted from design negotiations would impact the innovative design outcome. It highlights also that present design precedents are not very helpful and design negotiations between students, tutors and other students are not documented thus fully incorporated into the design scheme. The paper argues that the future CAAD systems should be capable to recognize innovative design precedents, and incorporate knowledge that is resulted from design negotiations. This would help students to gain a critical mass of knowledge that would underpin informed design decisions.
series journal paper
type normal paper
email Bsidawi@ud.edu.sa
more http://www.itcon.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?2012_20
last changed 2012/09/19 11:41

_id sigradi2012_103
id sigradi2012_103
authors Folle, Daiane; Bruscato, Underléa Miotto; Pupo, Regiane Trevisan
year 2012
title Equipamentos Urbanos de Interesse Social: Racionalizando o Processo de Projeto [Social interest urban equipment: Optimizing the design process]
source SIGraDi 2012 [Proceedings of the 16th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Brasil - Fortaleza 13-16 November 2012, pp. 527-529
summary This paper shows an experience where digital technologies are used in architecture and product design processes aiming collaboration, manufacturing and construction of urban equipments for a group of 210 households. The project is covered by a Federal Government Program called “My home My Life – Entities” which provides the community resources through a Neighborhood Association that will manage the projects. This article proposes a link that points out to the concept of Triple Helix, which involves the participation of a private enterprise and university in the process of promoting social-economic development. The project included a group of architects working with digital fabrication, design, design process and validation of an urban equipment that will be proposed to be inserted in this new community.
keywords Equipamento Urbano; Metodologia de Projeto; Prototipagem Rápida; Racionalização.
series SIGRADI
email underlea.bruscato@ufrgs.br
last changed 2016/03/10 08:52

_id sigradi2012_323
id sigradi2012_323
authors Romano, Elisabetta; Tonoli, Giancarlo
year 2012
title Projeto de Habitações de Interesse Social segundo uma abordagem generativa [Social dwelling projects according to a generative approach]
source SIGraDi 2012 [Proceedings of the 16th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Brasil - Fortaleza 13-16 November 2012, pp. 593-597
summary Assuming that the city is not an accomplished system, but a living body, in constant development, this study proposes a Grasshopper generative algorithm, which aims to interpret the favelas’ dynamics forces, responsible for these spaces continuous transformations. The generative process so defined is an open project, where the inhabitants are free to adapt the house, along the time, to their specific space demand, even respecting some assembling rules and constructive principles. The final result is a social dwelling construction process where flexibility and adaptability are integrated into the project, and where the variable time accomplish an important role into space configuration.
keywords Generative Architecture, Generative Algorithms, Popular Dwelling, Slums Upgrade
series SIGRADI
email elisabetta.romano@gmail.com
last changed 2016/03/10 08:59

_id ecaade2012_128
id ecaade2012_128
authors Ryu, Jung Rim; Kim, Seung Bae; Kim, Jun Gyu; Lee, Sang Bok; Choo, Seung Yeon
year 2012
title Everyone has Idea, Everyone Can Be Architect: Our First Step for Finding a Good Architecture
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. 667-676
summary It is an immutable truth that architecture ultimately exists for humans. Similarly, it is a well-known fact that countless architectural concepts derived and evolved to restrain development, to control building projects and to consider environment are eventually for the benefit of humans. Architecture today, however, is in the hands of a few renowned architects even though it is supposed to refl ect human beings and times and to work for everyone. Is it too much to say that everyone should have a say in the space used by many? In that respect, we have devised DADL System. Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere. The system is an architectural game that stimulates human instincts, has online communities and is easily accessible by Anyone Anytime and Anywhere (3A Rules). DADL System aims to gather users’ ideas and develop architecture, which is essentially enabled by the ‘Advise’ feature. Advise is designed to lead users to think about architecture voluntarily and to guide them to express their ideas. The structure and contents of Advises are very important factors in DADL System. Also, it is divided into two domains, i.e. Web and Mobile, where data exchange is enabled via cloud computing, establishing a base in compliance with the ‘3A’ Rules. The DADL System supports the architecture of everyone without relying on opinions of a few, so as to open the infi nitive potential for communication between architecture and humans, which today’s architecture should advocate.
wos WOS:000330320600072
keywords Digital Architecture; Design Creativity; Social Network Service; Web-based Design; Communication
series eCAADe
email ajaxrim@gmail.com
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id ascaad2014_019
id ascaad2014_019
authors Sidawi, Bhzad
year 2014
title The Role of Social Interaction in Empowering the Innovative Utilization of CAAD
source Digital Crafting [7th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2014 / ISBN 978-603-90142-5-6], Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 31 March - 3 April 2014, pp. 253-262
summary The production of Innovative projects is the ultimate goal of architects and the previous research highlighted that certain negotiation, collaboration and communications activities are essential to initiate creativity and produce innovative design products. CAAD systems help the architect in formulating and developing design ideas. Research studies have concentrated on the usability and shortages of these systems, the users' attitude, knowledge and their acceptance of these systems. However, few studies have investigated the relation between the social settings of a design studio and the utilization of CAAD systems. This research explores the link between the social settings and the utilization of CAAD in producing innovative design products. It argues that certain design studio's settings would affect the use of CAAD systems in an innovative way. In 2012, students at college of Architecture, University of Dammam were surveyed to find out how the design studio's settings would support/ hinder the utilization of CAAD systems. The survey results showed that innovative students, who undertake certain design and communication tasks, found that CAAD systems are more useful in producing innovative projects. The study makes recommendations on how to set healthy social interaction conditions in the design studio and initiate innovative behaviour while using CAAD systems during the design process.
series ASCAAD
email Bsidawi@ud.edu.sa
last changed 2016/02/15 12:09

_id ecaade2012_225
id ecaade2012_225
authors Santos, Luís; Lopes, José; Leitao, António
year 2012
title Collaborative Digital Design: When the Architect Meets the Software Engineer
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. 87-96
summary Increasingly more architects use programming as a means for form finding and design exploration, a tendency that is expected to continue. Even though significant progress has been made in the simplifi cation of programming languages, complex design tasks might still require large coding efforts. We do not think it is wise to force architects to also become experts in programming languages and software engineering. Instead, similarly to what happened with other design and building disciplines, we think that the future of digital design lies in the collaborative effort of architects and software engineers. In this paper we analyze different situations where such collaboration increases productivity and frees the architect to more creative tasks.
wos WOS:000330320600008
keywords Architecture; Software Engineering; Design; Collaborative process; CAD tools
series eCAADe
email luis.sds82@gmail.com
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id acadia12_47
id acadia12_47
authors Aish, Robert ; Fisher, Al ; Joyce, Sam ; Marsh, Andrew
year 2012
title Progress Towards Multi-Criteria Design Optimisation Using Designscript With Smart Form, Robot Structural Analysis and Ecotect Building Performance Analysis"
source ACADIA 12: Synthetic Digital Ecologies [Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-62407-267-3] San Francisco 18-21 October, 2012), pp. 47-56
summary Important progress towards the development of a system that enables multi-criteria design optimisation has recently been demonstrated during a research collaboration between Autodesk’s DesignScript development team, the University of Bath and the engineering consultancy Buro Happold. This involved integrating aspects of the Robot Structural Analysis application, aspects of the Ecotect building performance application and a specialist form finding solver called SMART Form (developed by Buro Happold) with DesignScript to create a single computation environment. This environment is intended for the generation and evaluation of building designs against both structural and building performance criteria, with the aim of expediently supporting computational optimisation and decision making processes that integrate across multiple design and engineering disciplines. A framework was developed to enable the integration of modeling environments with analysis and process control, based on the authors’ case studies and experience of applied performance driven design in practice. This more generalised approach (implemented in DesignScript) enables different designers and engineers to selectively configure geometry definition, form finding, analysis and simulation tools in an open-ended system without enforcing any predefined workflows or anticipating specific design strategies and allows for a full range of optimisation and decision making processes to be explored. This system has been demonstrated to practitioners during the Design Modeling Symposium, Berlin in 2011 and feedback from this has suggested further development.
keywords Design Optimisation , Scripting , Form Finding , Structural Analysis , Building Performance
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email robert.aish@autodesk.com
last changed 2013/01/09 10:06

_id ascaad2012_019
id ascaad2012_019
authors Blibli, Mustapha; Ammar Bouchair and Faouzi Hannouf
year 2012
title Three Dimensional Reconstitution of an Old Town from Historical Documents: Case of the Medina of Jijel in Algeria
source CAAD | INNOVATION | PRACTICE [6th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2012 / ISBN 978-99958-2-063-3], Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain), 21-23 February 2012, pp. 191; 285-303
summary The three-dimensional reconstitution of cities and urban tissues was the subject of several studies and researches. In order to obtain the acquisition of the geometry of architectural or urban sets, some studies are based on Photogrammetric or on computer vision. Others have focused on the development of tools of acquisition from a laser providing a 3D scatter plot. Some of them yet focused towards the development of CAD software. The automatic generation for morphological 3D representation based on the exploitation of the architectural knowledge basis is also an option. This type of work becomes more relevant and legitimate when it concerns old cities in state of ruin or more simply missing whose remains only prints or literary descriptions similar to our case study; the old town of Jijel that many people ignore its existence. The aim of this work is to achieve a 3D reconstitution of buildings of this town based on historical documents, mostly prints, digitized old maps and plans, as well as literary texts (tales of travelers, military records, and history books). The method developed can solve and generate possible urban volumes in the most frequent cases. The 3D model obtained, despite its geometric simplicity, can view the city from different angles and open new opportunities for research in history, architecture and town planning.
series ASCAAD
email musblibli@gmail.com
more http://www.ascaad.org/conference/2012/papers/ascaad2012_019.pdf
last changed 2012/05/15 18:46

_id ecaade2012_317
id ecaade2012_317
authors Boeykens, Stefan ; Himpe, Caroline ; Martens, Bob
year 2012
title A Case Study of Using BIM in Historical Reconstruction: The Vinohrady synagogue in Prague
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 729-737.
summary This article refl ects on the digital reconstruction of the Vinohrady Synagogue in Prague, which was demolished in 1951. Based on an international collaboration through the Erasmus program, expertise derived from other Viennese synagogue reconstructions at TU Vienna was combined with a resource organization methodology developed at KU Leuven. The reconstruction process is carried out using BIM software, which poses some particular attention on the software methodology and model structure, but at the same time illustrates the added value of a BIM approach, when comparing with more traditional CAD modelling systematics. Of particular interest is the approach for modelling complex geometry, integrating with more traditional 2D documents and for visualizing reconstruction assumptions within the 3D model representation.
wos WOS:000330322400077
keywords Virtual reconstruction; destroyed synagogue; 3D-modeling; BIM; urban context
series eCAADe
email Stefan.Boeykens@asro.kuleuven.be
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id caadria2012_067
id caadria2012_067
authors Delfosse, Vincent; John Schrayen, Roland Juchmes and Pierre Leclercq
year 2012
title Some advice for migrating to IFC
source Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Chennai 25-28 April 2012, pp. 265–274
summary Nowadays, the BIM (Building Information Modelling) paradigm is a central topic in the CAAD community. Next to the commercial solutions, the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) have emerged as the best open standard candidate for BIM interoperability. Despite the efforts of the community for promoting IFC over the last 15 years, it seems that its practical adoption in real-life projects has been very limited. The goal of this article is to explore how useful IFC can be today and to provide the reader with some advice for an effective adoption of IFC. Over the last year, we have conducted a project aiming at acquiring a sound understanding of IFC. It was made of two complementary investigations. On one hand, we have focused on the commercial modelling tools and the IFC support they were offering. On the other hand, we have focused on the IFC-based software developments. We have developed a tool converting IFC files into a dedicated thermal assessment based model. We will summarise the experience we have acquired in this project into some advice for users migrating to IFC. Our goal is to confront the practical aspects of the IFC developments, with both the theoretical ambitions and the commercial support currently available.
keywords Building information modelling; industry foundation classes; interoperability
series CAADRIA
email vincent.delfosse@ulg.ac.be
last changed 2012/05/29 07:34

_id b92c
id b92c
authors Derix, Christian
year 2012
title Digital Masterplanning: Computing Urban Design
source In Urban Design and Planning: Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford Publishers, ahead-of-print
summary The digital revolution has finally reached urban design as one of the last design communities not very familiar with computing. This is despite the city and geography being the natural fields for systems analogy and digital models of mathematical and statistical simulation were developed in the 60s and 70s for urban planning, much before industrial or architectural design. The recent arrival of urban design simulations is however not as innovative and radical as their 50 year old counterparts since they use computing solely for policy visualization, quantity evaluation or pattern generation. The Computational Design and Research Group [CDR] at Aedas|R&D started in 2007 to develop an open platform of lightweight applications – Digital Masterplanning – in collaboration with partners from academia and industry to provide methods for urban design, based on computational methods called meta-heuristic algorithms. An attempt to encode empirical knowledge and design assumptions into simulations is described where designers can assemble the resulting applications according to scales and brief into custom workflows.
keywords Spatial Planning, Urban Design, Meta-Heuristic Algorithms, Computational Design
series journal paper
type normal paper
email christian.derix@aedas.com
more http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/udap.9.00041
last changed 2012/09/20 15:41

_id acadia12_37
id acadia12_37
authors Fagerström, Gustav ; Hoppermann, Marc ; Almeida, Nuno ; Zangerl, Martin ; Rocchetti, Stefano ; Van Berkel, Ben
year 2012
title Softbim: An Open Ended Building Information Model in Design Practice
source ACADIA 12: Synthetic Digital Ecologies [Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-62407-267-3] San Francisco 18-21 October, 2012), pp. 37-46
summary In this paper we present examples from architectural practice in which our definition of the softBIM method has been used to some extent. We discuss its advantages and disadvantages in relation to its use in early project phases. The goal of this study is to propose an integrative, schematic and open-ended model for dealing with complex assemblies of geometric and non-geometric project data, aiming to remain non-reliant on specific software packages. 
keywords BIM , Building Information Modeling , Attributes , Metadata , Early phases design , Open source
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email gustav.fagerstrom@gmail.com
last changed 2013/01/09 10:06

_id ijac201210201
id ijac201210201
authors Jabi, Wassim
year 2012
title Augmenting Architecture Through Desktop Manufacturing
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 10 - no. 2, 163-184
summary Personal desktop manufacturing, with its roots in hacker culture, is on the cusp of exploding into the main stream due to the advent of affordable personal 3D printers.This paper is an exploration of these advances in desktop manufacturing technology and their impact on our relationship with products and the built environment.The paper draws parallels to the personal computing and desktop publishing revolutions that offer clues to the future of personal desktop manufacturing. Four major themes have emerged from this exploration: Personal empowerment, remote printing and collaboration, full-scale digital construction, and, most intriguingly, architectural prosthetics. Based on an open-source philosophy and creative commons licensing, desktop manufacturing is redefining our relationship with large manufacturers and is beginning to convert us back from a consumerist culture into a creator one.
series journal
last changed 2019/05/24 07:55

_id ecaade2012_117
id ecaade2012_117
authors Kurilla, Lukas ; Ruzicka, Marek ; Florián, Milos
year 2012
title Architectural software tool for structural analysis (ATSA) intended for intuitive form-fi nding process
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 547-553
summary This paper presents Architectural software Tool for Structural Analysis (ATSA) which is designed as a software bridge between architectural and structural software programmes. It has been developed at university in cooperation with architects and structural engineers, intended to make their interdisciplinary cooperation more efficient. ATSA is aimed to provide structural analysis of drafts created by an architetct in the early stages of design in order to enable the architect to understand the mechanical responses of the structure to loading, and thus optimise it creatively through an intuitive form-finding process.
wos WOS:000330322400056
keywords Design tool development; interactive structural analysis; architect-engineer collaboration; intuitive form-finding;generative design
series eCAADe
email kurilluk@fa.cvut.cz
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id ecaade2012_11
id ecaade2012_11
authors Nováková, Katerina; Achten, Henri; Treyer, Lucas; Schmitt, Gerhard; Moravec, Stanislav
year 2012
title FOR STUDENTS: Sketching Apart Together - A Collaborative Seminar Focused on Architecture Studio Education
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. 77-85
summary The paper describes a possible way of teaching design studio over distance. Diverse experimental settings in terms of using different technology were tested with a group of students located at remote places. In this paper we describe the use of high sophisticated collaborative technology such as Value Lab in combination with ordinary computing equipment on an individual basis such as Prague Lab. It points out the advantages and weaknesses of both Labs. The aim is bringing facility and transparency into remote collaborative process in order to implement them into regular architectural studio education. Authors developed new application “ColLab sketch” in order to understand, simplify and facilitate digital sketch processes on diverse platforms.
wos WOS:000330320600007
keywords Architecture studio education; remote collaboration; Value Lab and Prague Lab; sketching; touchscreens
series eCAADe
email novakova@arch.ethz.ch
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id ecaade2012_256
id ecaade2012_256
authors Steinfeld, Kyle ; Schiavon, Stefano ; Moon, Dustin
year 2012
title Open Graphic Evaluative Frameworks: A climate analysis tool based on an open web-based weather data visualization platform
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 675-682.
summary Buildings are the world’s largest consumer of energy, accounting for 34% of total use. In the United States residential and commercial buildings are responsible for 72% of electricity use and 40% of CO2 emissions. In order to reduce the impact of buildings on the environment and to utilize freely available environmental resources, building design must be based on site climate conditions, e.g. solar radiation and air temperature. This paper presents a web-based framework that enables the production of user-generated visualizations of weather data. The Open Graphic Evaluative Framework (Open GEF) was developed using the Graphic Evaluative Frameworks (GEF) approach to authoring design-assistant software, which is more appropriate than the now dominant ‘generalized design tool’ approach when supporting design processes that require a high level of calibration to the cyclic and acyclic shifting of environmental resources. Building on previous work that outlined the theoretical underpinnings and basic methodology of the GEF approach, technical specifi cations are presented here for the implementation of a Java driven web-based visualization platform. By enabling more nuanced and customizable views of weather data, the software offers designers an exploratory framework rather than a highly directed tool. Open GEF facilitates design processes more highly calibrated to climatic fl ows that could reduce the overall impact of buildings in the environment.
wos WOS:000330322400071
keywords Visualization; Sustainable architectural design; Climate analysis; Weather data
series eCAADe
email ksteinfe@berkeley.edu
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id caadria2013_000
id caadria2013_000
authors Stouffs, Rudi; Patrick Janssen, Stanislav Roudavski and Bige Tunçer (eds.)
year 2013
title Open Systems
source Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013) / Singapore 15-18 May 2012, 977 p.
summary Contemporary challenges require inclusively integrated approaches to designing. Constrained by established modes of practice, such integration is impossible without a radical commitment to openness. In response to this need, the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013) brought together contributions that engage with open systems in all aspects of architectural and urban design: open with respect to the scale of the design objectives and the context, from a building component within a building system to a neighbourhood or city within its urban and rural context; open with respect to the domains being considered, from planning to sustainable performance of a building or city; open with respect to the collaboration of disciplines and participants, from ad-hoc brainstorming to a rigorous process of consultation and feedback; open with respect to design methods and techniques, from physical modelling to digital prototyping; open with respect to design models and representations being adopted, from a parametric exploration to an ontological delineation considering Building Information Modelling, Built Environment Modelling or City Information Modelling; open with respect to the tools and applications being adopted, despite interoperability issues, from modelling to simulation and assessment; open with respect to the learning approach being adopted, from informal interaction and sharing to formal design education; open with respect to the open source approach being adopted in research and development, in order to gather community involvement and use. The conference was held 15-18 May 2013 at the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, at National University of Singapore.By focusing on the theme of Open Systems, CAADRIA 2013 aimed to explore all these aspects and more, and raise awareness to the need of breaching disciplinary boundaries and reaching creative communities at all levels of expertise, by pooling resources, knowledge and practices, and integrating them through the adoption of open systems.
series CAADRIA
email r.m.f.stouffs@tudelft.nl
last changed 2013/05/22 08:48

_id ascaad2012_006
id ascaad2012_006
authors Taron, Joshua M.
year 2012
title Exploiting Interoperability Toward Generative Design
source CAAD | INNOVATION | PRACTICE [6th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2012 / ISBN 978-99958-2-063-3], Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain), 21-23 February 2012, pp. 33-47
summary The potential afforded by the open search spaces of both agent-based models and evolutionary engines have given architecture yet another set of computational tools to play with, yet more often than not, they are used in isolation from one another. This research explores the set of techniques and results of having combined swarm formations, FEM software and an evolutionary engine within a parametric modeling environment such that they induce structurally intelligent swarm (SIS) morphologies. These morphologies are situated within normative architectural assemblies by means of parametric grafting techniques. Savage gothic materiality, as described by John Ruskin, as well as the work of Eva Hesse are referenced as the basis for these explorations. Speculations are made as to refining the engineering capabilities, expanding on programmatic applications and testing integrated SIS assemblies at larger scales.
series ASCAAD
email jmtaron@ucalgary.ca
more http://www.ascaad.org/conference/2012/papers/ascaad2012_006.pdf
last changed 2012/05/15 18:46

_id ecaade2012_228
id ecaade2012_228
authors Taron, Joshua M.
year 2012
title Speculative Structures: Reanimating Latent Structural Intelligence in Agent-based Continuum Structures
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 365-373
summary The potential afforded by the open search spaces of both agent-based models and evolutionary engines have given architecture yet another set of computational tools to play with, yet more often than not and with some cause, they are used in isolation from one another. This research explores the set of techniques and results of having combined swarm formations, FEM software and an evolutionary engine within a parametric modeling environment such that they induce materially intelligent and structurally viable swarmed formations. A set of protocols are developed for grafting these formations into the already-built environment, treating it as a resource to be accessed and exploited toward the production of novel morphogenetic results and architectural possibilities.
wos WOS:000330322400037
keywords Interoperability; morphogenetics; evolutionary computation; swarms; FEA structural analysis
series eCAADe
email josh@synthetiques.net
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id ecaade2012_282
id ecaade2012_282
authors Andrade, Max ; Mendes, Leticia ; Godoi, Giovana ; Celani, Gabriela
year 2012
title Shape grammars for analyzing social housing: The case of Jardim São Francisco low-income housing development
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 451-458
summary This paper presents an analysis of Jardim São Francisco, a lowincome housing development in São Paulo, Brazil, using shape grammar as an analytical method. It is part of an ongoing research that aims at analyzing the different types of sitting in low-income housing developments and their consequences for public spaces. The fi nal objective is to propose a design method that allows designing better quality urban spaces in this type of development.
wos WOS:000330322400046
keywords Low-income housing; urban design; shape grammar
series eCAADe
email maxandrade@uol.com.br
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

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