CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

PDF papers
authors Carrara, Gianfranco, Kalay, Yehuda E. and Novembri, Gabriele
year 1991
title Intelligent Systems for Supporting Architectural Design
source Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures: Education, Research, Applications [CAAD Futures ‘91 Conference Proceedings / ISBN 3-528-08821-4] Zürich (Switzerland), July 1991, pp. 191-202
summary Design can be considered a process leading to the definition of a physical form that achieves a certain predefined set of objectives. The process comprises three distinct operations: (1) definition of the desired set of performance criteria (design goals); (2) production of alternative design solutions; (3) evaluation of the expected performances of alternative design solutions, and comparing them to predefined criteria. Difficulties arise in performing each one of the three operations, as well as in combining them into a purposeful, unified process. First, it is difficult to define the desired performance criteria prior to and independently of, the search for an acceptable solution that achieves them, since many aspects of the desired criteria can only be discovered through the search for an acceptable solution. Furthermore, the search for such a solution may well alter the definition of these criteria, as new criteria and incompatibilities between existing criteria are discovered. Second the generation of a design solution is a task demanding creativity, judgement, and experience, all three of which are difficult to define, teach, and otherwise capture in some explicit manner. Third, it is difficult to evaluate the expected performances of alternative design solutions and to compare them to the predefined criteria. Design parameters interact with each other in complex ways, which cause effects and side effects. Predicting the expected performances of even primary effects involves extrapolating non-physical characteristics from the proposed solution's physical organization, a process which relies on a host of assumptions (physical, sociological, psychological, etc.) and hence is seldom a reliable measure. A fourth problem arises from the need to coordinate the three operations in an iterative process that will converge on an acceptable design solution in reasonable time. Computational techniques that were developed in the past to assist designers in performing the above mentioned activities have shown limitations and proved inadequate to a large degree. In this paper we discuss the work in progress aimed at developing an intelligent support system for building and architectural design, which will be able to play a decisive role in the definition, evaluation and putting into effect of the design choices.
series CAAD Futures
full text file.pdf (165,665 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
Details Citation Select
100%; open Aksoylu, Y. (1982) Find in CUMINCAD Two different Systematic Approaches to Design , Technical report. University of California, Berkeley, CA

100%; open Bobrow D.C. and Collins, A. (1975) Find in CUMINCAD Representation And Understanding , New York, NY: Academic Press

100%; open Carrara G. and Novembri, G. (1986) Find in CUMINCAD Constraint Bounded Design Search , A. Pipes (ed.). CAAD Futures. London: Butterworths

100%; open Carrara G. and Novembri, G. (1990) Find in CUMINCAD Knowledge Assistant in the process of Architectural Design , Building And Enviromnent vol. 25 no. 3 - Pergamon Press

100%; open Carrara G., Fioravanti, A. and Novembri, G. (1989) Find in CUMINCAD Towards a New Generation of Computer Assistant For Architectural Design: An Existing Scenario , eCAADe Conference. Aarhus, Denmark

100%; open Carrara G.. and Novonbri, G. (1985) Find in CUMINCAD KAAD: a Knowledge Based Assistant for Architectural Design , eCAADe 4th European Conference on Research and Teaching Experiences. Roma

100%; open Gero J.S., Maher, M.L. and Zhang, W. (1988) Find in CUMINCAD Design Knowledge and Representation , J. S. Gero (ed.). Artificial Intelligence in Engineering an Design. Elsevier

100%; open Gero, John S. (1985) Find in CUMINCAD Knowledge Based Design Systems In Architecture , eCAADe 4th European conference on Research and Teaching Experiences. Roma

100%; open Hofstadter, D.R. (1979) Find in CUMINCAD Goedell Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid. Basic Books Inc. Kalay, Y. E. 1987 , New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons ConWurability ofDesign

100%; open Kalay, Y.E. (1985) Find in CUMINCAD Redefining the Role of Computers in Architecture: From Drafting/Modeling to Knowledge. Based Assistants , Computer Aided Design

100%; open Shaviv, E. and Gali, D. (1979) Find in CUMINCAD A Model of Space Allocation in Complex Building , Building International. June

100%; open Simon, H.A. (1969) Find in CUMINCAD The Sciences of Artificial , MIT Press

100%; open Stiny, G. (1980) Find in CUMINCAD Introduction to Shape and Shape Grammars , Environment and Planning 1980 B 7: 343-351

100%; open Swerdloff, L.C. and Kalay, Y.E. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD A Partnership Approach to Computer Aided Design , Kalay (ed.). Computability of Design. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons

100%; open Tello, E.R. (1989) Find in CUMINCAD Object-Oriented Programming for Artificial Intelligence: A Guide to Tools and System Desigin , Addison-Wesley

100%; open Winston, P.H. (1984) Find in CUMINCAD Artificial Intelligence , Addison-Wesley

100%; open Woodbury. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD Strategies for Interactive Design System , Kalay (ed.) Computability of Design. New York, NY: Wiley & Sons

last changed 2003/05/16 18:58
pick and add to favorite papersHOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_976372 from group guest) CUMINCAD Papers Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002