Incorporatng form diversity into architectural design optmization Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2017 CURRAN-CONFERENCE. All rights reserved. In this study, we introduce a new approach that incorporates form diversity into architectural design optmization, which will potentially accommodate designers' aesthetc judgment into the whole building optmization process. Form diversity is defined here as the level of difference in building geometric forms. We developed a form comparison algorithm to lead to a reasonable number of optmal design solutions of highly diverse forms. This allows for a post-optmization artculation of preferred solutions, and helps satsfy the aesthetc criterion in parallel to the measurable objectives. The methodology involves experimentng and prototyping. Experiments were done at different progress levels of the optmization tasks to test the feasibility of the system's framework. A prototype framework was developed using parametric modeling, energy simulation, daylight simulation, Pareto optmization, and Mult-Objective Genetc Algorithms. The inital results demonstrate that the system has the capability to successfully work as desired with possible improvements. Comparison of results before and after shape comparison is discussed.

published proceedings

  • Disciplines and Disruption - Proceedings Catalog of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA 2017

author list (cited authors)

  • Yousif, S., Yan, W., & Culp, C.

complete list of authors

  • Yousif, S||Yan, W||Culp, C

publication date

  • January 2017