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Experiments with stochastic processes : facade subdivision based on wind motion

Datta, Sambit, Hanafin, Stuart and Pitts, Gregory 2009, Experiments with stochastic processes : facade subdivision based on wind motion, International journal of architectural computing, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 389-402.

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Title Experiments with stochastic processes : facade subdivision based on wind motion
Author(s) Datta, Sambit
Hanafin, Stuart
Pitts, Gregory
Journal name International journal of architectural computing
Volume number 7
Issue number 3
Start page 389
End page 402
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.
Place of publication Brentwood, England
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 1478-0771
Keyword(s) generative design
design space exploration
subdivision constraints
Summary Constraint based tools for architectural design exploration need to satisfy aesthetic and functional criteria as well as combine discrete and continuous modes of exploration. In this paper, we examine the possibilities for stochastic processes in design space exploration.

Specifically, we address the application of a stochastic wind motion model to the subdivision of an external building envelope into smaller discrete components. Instead of deterministic subdivision constraints, we introduce explicit uncertainty into the system of subdivision. To address these aims, we develop a model of stochastic wind motion; create a subdivision scheme that is governed by the wind model and explore a design space of a facade subdivision problem. A discrete version of the facade, composed of light strips and panels, based on the bamboo elements deformed by continuous wind motion, is developed. The results of the experiments are presented in the paper.
Language eng
Field of Research 120302 Design Innovation
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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