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Experiments with stochastic processes : facade subdivision based on wind motion

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posted on 2009-09-01, 00:00 authored by Sambit Datta, Stuart Hanafin, Gregory Pitts
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.

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Journal

International journal of architectural computing

Volume

7

Issue

3

Pagination

389 - 402

Publisher

Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.

Location

Brentwood, England

ISSN

1478-0771

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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