Kielder Probes - Bespoke Tools For An Indeterminate Design Process

Recent developments in innovative technologies and smart materials have created new opportunities and are suggesting significant changes in the way we design and build architecture. Traditionally, however, there has always been a gap between the new technologies and their applications into other areas.

Author: Robert Sheil
Author: Kelvin C. Leung

Publication: Ataman, O, (ed.) Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. (pp. 254 - 259). ACADIA: Savannah College of Art and Design

Year: 2005

Representational Framework for Pedestrian Movement Simulation in a School Environment

This paper presents some techniques developed in order to explore the relationship between school design and pupil movement outside of formal teaching activity. In this context, the paper presents the development of techniques suitable for use in this application. The process has to be appropriate to school design and to have as its aim the accurate prediction of crowding in the proposed design.

Author: Erica Calogero

Publication: Movement and Orientation in Built Environments: Evaluating Design Rationale and User Cognition, Veracruz, Mexico | full text (PDF)

Year: 2008

Topological Self-Organisation: Using A Particle-Spring System Simulation To Generate Structural Space-Filling Lattices

The problem being addressed relates to the filling of a certain volume with a structural space frame network lattice consisting of a given number of nodes. A method is proposed that comprises a generative algorithm including a physical dynamic simulation of particle-spring system. The algorithm is able to arrange nodes in space and establish connections among them through local rules of self-organisation, thus producing space frame topologies.

Author: Sean Hanna
Author: A Kanellos

Publication: Proceedings of the 26th eCAADe Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe 2008

Year: 2008