Parametric and generative methods with building information modelling : connecting BIM with explorative design modelling

Fernando, Ruwan, Drogemuller, Robin, & Burden, Alan (2012) Parametric and generative methods with building information modelling : connecting BIM with explorative design modelling. In Kiang, Tan Beng (Ed.) Beyond Codes and Pixels : CAADRIA 2012 : Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Cumulative Index of Computer Aided Architectural Design, Chennai, India, pp. 537-546.

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Parametric and generative modelling methods are ways in which computer models are made more flexible, and of formalising domain-specific knowledge. At present, no open standard exists for the interchange of parametric and generative information. The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) which are an open standard for interoperability in building information models is presented as the base for an open standard in parametric modelling. The advantage of allowing parametric and generative representations are that the early design process can allow for more iteration and changes can be implemented quicker than with traditional models. This paper begins with a formal definition of what constitutes to be parametric and generative modelling methods and then proceeds to describe an open standard in which the interchange of components could be implemented. As an illustrative example of generative design, Frazer’s ‘Reptiles’ project from 1968 is reinterpreted.

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ID Code: 60213
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Building Information Model, Parametric modelling, Generative modelling
ISBN: 9789881902634
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 26 May 2013 23:32
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:49

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