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id acadia12_479
authors Castorina, Giulio
year 2012
title Performative Topologies: An Evolutionary Shape Optimization Framework for Daylighting Performance Coupling a Particle-Spring System With an Energy Simulation Tool
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. 479-490
summary This paper develops a methodological approach for use in design practice which combines an external simulation tool (EnergyPlus™) with an evo-lutionary optimisation strategy for the form-finding of complex fenestra-tion systems. On one hand, based on previous research, it presents a novel approach for the shape morphogenesis that exploits a generative algorithm technique to control a limited set of parameters whilst on the other hand it facilitates the integration of a simulation tool capable of handling increasing levels of complexity with greater data interoperabil-ity. In doing so it will argue the heuristic potential of the proposed meth-od in aiding the designers’ decision making whilst increasing the formal possibilities of their final design solutions.
keywords Performance-based design , Genetic Algorithm (GA) , daylighting simulation , shape optimisation , decision support system (DSS)
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email artitecture@gmail.com
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