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Interactive Urban Synthesis: Computational Methods for Fast Prototyping of Urban Design Proposals

Koenig, Reinhard and Miao, Yufan and Knecht, Katja and Buš, Peter and Chang, Mei-Chih (2017) Interactive Urban Synthesis: Computational Methods for Fast Prototyping of Urban Design Proposals. In: Çağdaş, G. and Özkar, M. and Gül, L. and Gürer, E., eds. Computer-Aided Architectural Design. Future Trajectories: 17th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2017, Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-14, 2017, Selected Papers. Communications in Computer and Information Science . Springer, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 23-41. ISBN 978-981-10-5196-8. E-ISBN 978-981-10-5197-5. (doi:10.1007/978-981-10-5197-5_2) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a method for generating fast conceptual urban design prototypes. We synthesise spatial configurations for street networks, parcels and building volumes. Therefore, we address the problem of implementing custom data structures for these configurations and how the generation process can be controlled and parameterized. We exemplify our method by the development of new components for Grasshopper/Rhino3D and their application in the scope of selected case studies. By means of these components, we show use case applications of the synthesis algorithms. In the conclusion, we reflect on the advantages of being able to generate fast urban design prototypes, but we also discuss the disadvantages of the concept and the usage of Grasshopper as a user interface.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-981-10-5197-5_2
Uncontrolled keywords: Procedural grammars, Artificial intelligence in design, Urban synthesis, Generative design, Grasshopper plugin, Cognitive design computing
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Peter Bus
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 10:56 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68950 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Buš, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1730-4559
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