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From Idea to Shape, from Algorithm to Design: A Framework for the Generation of Contemporary Facades

  • Inês Caetano
  • Luís Santos
  • António Leitão
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 527)

Abstract

Nowadays, there is a growing interest in buildings’ envelops presenting complex geometries and patterns. This interest is related with the use of new design tools, such as Generative Design, which promotes a greater design exploration. In this paper we discuss and illustrate a structured and systematic computational framework for the generation of facade designs. This framework includes (1) a classification of facades into different categories that we consider computationally relevant, and (2) an identification and implementation of a set of algorithms and strategies that address the needs of the different designs.

Keywords

Generative design Facades Algorithms 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was partially supported by national funds through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) with reference UID/CEC/50021/2013, and by the Rosetta project under contract PTDC/ATP-AQI/5224/2012 and by the PhD grant under contract SFRH/BD/98658/2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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