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Bridging the gap in constraint-based design

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by A Veliz, B Medjdoub, Tuba KocaturkTuba Kocaturk
Mass customization is one of the most promising computational developments in the AEC industry. Despite recent advances in the production of research-based knowledge, the professional practices lack of a consistent and permanent technology adoption scheme and remain as a very resilient and fragmented industry. This work is a part of an ongoing research project developing guidelines for improving both physical and virtual modeling processes within an architectural design context. Here, we present a customizable model of a space layout explorer. The implementation of the user-driven solution-finding process is based on constraint technology embedded in Autodesk’s Revit® 2011 macros tools, commonly used in the professional practice. The aim of this work is to demonstrate a practical use of a small constraint-based system on software of widespread use. Even though there is still a lack of building information, the model has already several applications in the definition a floor plan layout and in the comparison of several instances of the design solution in the 3D user view. User-driven modifications are not made directly through the 3D model, but through different explicit text tags that describe each parameter on 2D views - although a real time 3D visualization of the model is also available-. The main findings are discussed as guidelines for further research on the end-user involvement on a "creative mass customization" scheme. Also, the implementation of visual aids such as text tags during the customization process can bridge some technical obstacles for the development of interfaces for constraint-based mass customization systems. Before the final discussion, some limitations on the use of this model are described

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Pagination

133-147

Location

Liege, Belgium

Start date

2011-07-04

End date

2011-07-08

ISBN-13

9782874561429

Publication classification

EN.1 Other conference paper

Copyright notice

2011, P. Leclercq, A. Heylighen and G. Martin (eds)

Editor/Contributor(s)

Leclercq P, Heylighen A, Martin G

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures

Event

Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures. International Conference (14th : 2011 : Liege, Belgium)

Publisher

Les Éditions de l'Université de Liège

Place of publication

[Liege, Belgium]

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