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id ecaade2008_092
authors Hofmeyer, Herm; Kerstens, J.G.M.
year 2008
title A Birdís-Eye View of Cyclic Spatial-Structural Transformations, Grammar Based Design, and Structural Optimization
source Architecture in Computro [26th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-7-2] Antwerpen (Belgium) 17-20 September 2008, pp. 483-492
summary Recently, in the research field of combined architecture and structural design, the idea of a so-called research engine has been developed. During its development, initially the intention was to develop a design-support tool, however, it now becomes clear that it may serve as a general framework for several applications. In this paper the new possibilities for the applications will be presented. As a result, a birdís-eye view is developed on a set of applications that are often presented separately and without a larger framework in literature. In conclusion, several applications used for CAAD and CASD (Computer Aided Structural Design) can be seen as derivatives of a research engine. The other way round, the research engine can be modified and new applications may result.
keywords Generative design, Optimisation, Spatial Design, Structural Design, Automated design
series eCAADe
email h.hofmeyer@tue.nl, j.g.m.kerstens@tue.nl
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