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id ecaade2010_193
authors Dillenburger, Benjamin
year 2010
title Space Index: A retrieval-system for building-plots
source FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.893-899
summary Increasingly, digital architectural data will become available through information technology. Yet until now, there were no satisfying methods to query this data for architectural purposes. This paper introduces an information retrieval system for parcels that not only allows searching for specific attributes, but also includes properties of shape and context of the building plots. An automatically generated index stores the relevant spatial properties as normalized bitmap images on several layers. When a query is started, only this index has to be queried and not the complete database. The search process can be controlled through a graphical interface that incorporates the userís sketches. The retrieved parcels are presented as a sorted list of vector drawings including their contained buildings. With the simplified access to these case-studies, quality and efficiency of the architectural design process could be increased.
wos WOS:000340629400095
keywords Architecture-retrieval; Shape matching; Indexing; Operationalization; Urban morphology; Case-based reasoning
series eCAADe
email dillenburger@arch.ethz.ch
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