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authors Hashimshony, Rivka, Roth, J. and Wachman, A.
year 1986
title A Model for Generating Floor-Plans in Multi-Story Buildings
source International Journal of Design Computing. April, 1986. vol. 1: pp. 136-157 : ill. includes bibliography
summary A graph-theoretic method for computer generation of rectangular floor plans for multi-story buildings is outlined. The problem formulation takes account of adjacency requirements of rooms, dimensional constraints, and the need for vertical alignments of elements such as stairs and elevators. The solution method is to first turn the required adjacencies graph into a layout graph by adding edges, then color and direct the layout graph, cut the colored directed graph into two subgraphs, and finally use the PERT technique to dimension the plan. An example problem of design of a medical clinic is formulated and solved using this method
keywords space allocation, architecture, CAD, floor plans, synthesis, graphs, dimensioning
series CADline
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