id 
ascaad2016_012 
authors 
Veloso, Pedro; Ramesh Krishnamurti 
year 
2016 
title 
On Slime Molds and Corridors  The application of network design algorithms to connect architectural arrangements 
source 
Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development [8th ASCAAD Conference Proceedings ISBN 9780995569102] London (United Kingdom) 78 November 2016, pp. 95104 
summary 
The use of adjacency graphs to represent and generate architectural arrangements tends to favor direct connections between contiguous rooms. These disregard specialized circulatory systems (such as corridors), which consider connections between noncontiguous spatial units or accesses. This paper addresses two specific issues: (1) how to represent a circulation network for a specific access/adjacency graph embedding; and (2) how to design good circulatory solutions for the arrangement that optimizes this network. To represent a complete circulation network, we propose a scheme, an adapted straight skeleton, based on the boundaries of the spatial units. To design possible circulation alternatives, we adopt the Slime Mold model (Tero et al., 2006; 2007). Using this model, we develop an original method, termed Adjacency Graph Selection (AGS), to generate circulation solutions for arrangements. As an initial test case for AGS, we use floor plan of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel. 
series 
ASCAAD 
email 
pveloso@andrew.cmu.edu 
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