A parametric multi-criterion housing typology

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Abstract

Architecture firms and developers often use computers to streamline the documentation and construction processes; however, these firms often fail to engage computers with a process of design that goes beyond standard representation and documentation. Although this has increased the efficiency of the traditional approach to architecture, an alternative methodology has the potential to further adapt the computer’s role in architecture, making it and its explicit logic a more integral part of the generative design process. New computational methodologies can be used to embed the nature of architectural design within a system of internal parametric representations (Yessios 2003). This new process allows for the creation of computationally designed systems where an interactive framework aids in the design process. This paper discusses parametric design methods being used to generate housing types based on multiple criteria of site constraints, typological features, and pragmatic housing functions and details.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACADIA 2012 - Synthetic Digital Ecologies
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
EditorsMark Cabrinha, Kyle Steinfeld, Jason Kelly Johnson
PublisherACADIA
Pages501-510
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781624072673
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Synthetic Digital Ecologies, ACADIA 2012 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2012Oct 21 2012

Publication series

NameACADIA 2012 - Synthetic Digital Ecologies: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Volume2012-October

Other

Other32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Synthetic Digital Ecologies, ACADIA 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period10/18/1210/21/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Willis, B., Hemsath, T., & Hardy, S. (2012). A parametric multi-criterion housing typology. In M. Cabrinha, K. Steinfeld, & J. K. Johnson (Eds.), ACADIA 2012 - Synthetic Digital Ecologies: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (pp. 501-510). (ACADIA 2012 - Synthetic Digital Ecologies: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture; Vol. 2012-October). ACADIA.