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id ecaade2011_023
authors Schneider, Sven; König, Reinhard; Pohle, Robert
year 2011
title Who cares about right angles?: Overcoming barriers in creating rectangularity in layout structures
source RESPECTING FRAGILE PLACES [29th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-9-4912070-1-3], University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture (Slovenia) 21-24 September 2011, pp.361-367
summary This paper examines methods for the generation of structures that exhibit rectangularity. Rectangularity in architectural and urban structures can be traced to various reasons, including facilitating the design process, since the use of rectangular geometry limits both the space of possible solutions and the operations necessary to search the solution space. With the help of computer-based methods it becomes possible to explore huge solution spaces, however most existing methods stick to traditional concepts for the generation of geometric structures, such as the use of predefined elements (rectangles). These approaches do not take into account geometric irregularities which the structure to be generated may be subject to. In this paper we present a method that makes it possible to create a nearly rectangular structure within a freely definable boundary.
wos WOS:000335665500041
keywords Rectangularity; Structures; Design Tool; Design Process; Evolutionary Optimization
series eCAADe
email sven.schneider@uni-weimar.de
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