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Structural Analysis as Driver in Surface-Based Design Approaches
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Technologies.
Kunsthochschule Kassel.
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Architectural Computing, ISSN 1478-0771 , Vol. 6, no 1, 19-39 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research argues for novel strategies to integrate structural analysis data in architectural design. Instead of a linear procedure of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and post-rationalization a synthesis/evaluation loop is installed which embeds structural analysis data as design driver from early on. The approach regards structural performance as one design criteria within a network of different requirements. An equilibrium of multiple parameters is aspired to instead of a single-parameter-optimum.The research is conducted via a custom-made digital interface between 3d modelling software and an application for structural analysis of space frames. The information exchange provides the basis for successive strategies within a collaborative design process of spatial roof structures: negotiation of an overall form and a multi-dimensional improvement of space frame topologies by a Genetic Algorithm (GA).

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Multi Science Publishing , 2008. Vol. 6, no 1, 19-39 p.
Keyword [en]
Generative Design; Evolutionary Design; Computational Design
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Architectural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-86467DOI: 10.1260/147807708784640135OAI: diva2:500742
QC 20120216Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-16Bibliographically approved

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