Closing the loop of design and analysis : Parametric modelling tools for early decision support
Toth, Bianca, Salim, Flora, Drogemuller, Robin, Frazer, John H., & Burry, Jane (2011) Closing the loop of design and analysis : Parametric modelling tools for early decision support. In Herr, Christiane, Gu, Ning, Roudavski, Stanislav, & Schnabel, Marc Aurel (Eds.) Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending : Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Newcastle, pp. 525-534.
There is a growing need for parametric design software that communicates building performance feedback in early architectural exploration to support decision-making. This paper examines how the circuit of design and analysis process can be closed to provide active and concurrent feedback between architecture and services engineering domains. It presents the structure for an openly customisable design system that couples parametric modelling and energy analysis software to allow designers to assess the performance of early design iterations quickly. Finally, it discusses how user interactions with the system foster information exchanges that facilitate the sharing of design intelligence across disciplines.
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