Automated Parametric Building Volume Generation : a Case Study for Urban Blocks
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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate a new developed parametric workflow for efficient semi-automatic generation of design options for multi-family residential buildings. The generation process is performed by modular components that generate design variants for building volumes automatically butenablethe user to combine them in the preferredorder, depending on the project goals. Such an approach enables the quick search in the vast solution space and,at the same time,allows the user to influence the generation process and guide it into the desireddirection, thus allowing the designer to integrate his experiences and insights. The developed methodology is applied to a case study of a residential building design competition. In this case study, we aimed to 1) generate a multitude of diverse design options for theexisting project and thus validate the developed method 2) generate options, that are visually similar to the manual designs submitted by architects and thus validate if the semi-automatic generation procedure is sufficient for including concept-related features and demands into the design process. Show more
Book title2020 Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
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SubjectResidential architecture; design automation; parametric design; computational design; parametric block typology
Organisational unit08058 - Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) / Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC)
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NotesConference should have been held in Vienna, Austria. Due to the Corona virus (COVID-19) the conference was conducted virtually.
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