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authors Mahdavi, A., Brahme, R. and Gupta, S.
year 2001
title Performance-based computational design via differential modeling and two-staged mapping
source Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures [ISBN 0-7923-7023-6] Eindhoven, 8-11 July 2001, pp. 667-680
summary Computational performance-based building design support faces a conflict. It is important to provide building performance feed back to the designer as early as possible in the design process. But many aspects of building performance are significantly affected by the design of the building’s technical systems, which are typically configured in detail only in the later stages of design. The challenge is thus to find a method to use detailed simulation tools even during the early stages of design when values for many of the variables for the building’s technical sub-systems are not yet available. In this paper, we demonstrate how this problem can be partially solved by combining two levels of automation. The first level consists of differential building representation involving a number of domain (application-specific) object models that are derived from a shared object model automatically. The second level uses generative agents that create reference designs for the technical sub-systems of the building. To demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach, we use the building energy systems domain (heating, cooling, ventilation, and air-conditioning) as a case in point.
keywords Building Performance Simulation, Homology-Based Mapping, Intelligent Design Agents
series CAAD Futures
email amahdavi@tuwien.ac.at
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