Computational Exploration of Design Spaces

ICORD 11: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Research into Design Engineering, Bangalore, India, 10.-12.01.2011

Year: 2011
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Datta,Sambit; Rolfe,Bernard
Section: Design Creativity, Synthesis,Evaluation and Optimisation
Page(s): 607-614


This paper examines the possibilities for stochastic processes in design space exploration. Constraint based tools for architectural design has been developed to satisfy visual and functional criteria and combine discrete and continuous modes of exploration. Specifically, the paper addresses the application of a stochastic wind motionmodel to the division of an external envelope into smaller discrete components. Instead of deterministic subdivision constraints, explicit uncertainty is introduced into the system of subdivision. We develop a model of stochastic wind motion; create a subdivision scheme that is governed by the wind model and explore a design space of subdivisions in a façade subdivision problem. A discrete version of the façade, composed of light strips and panels, based on the bamboo elements deformed by wind motion, is developed. Our results of the experiments are presented in the paper

Keywords: Design space exploration, Non-determinism, Stochastic generation, Facade subdivision


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