Automation Based Creative Design - Research and Perspectives

Automation Based Creative Design - Research and Perspectives

by A. Tzonis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444898700

ISBN-13: 9780444898708

Pub. Date: 03/24/1994

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Computer technology has revolutionized many aspects of building design, such as drafting, management, construction - even building with robots. This revolution has expanded into the field of design creativity. Presented in this book is an up-to-date, comprehensive picture of research advances in the fast-growing field of informatics applied to conceptual stages in

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Overview

Computer technology has revolutionized many aspects of building design, such as drafting, management, construction - even building with robots. This revolution has expanded into the field of design creativity. Presented in this book is an up-to-date, comprehensive picture of research advances in the fast-growing field of informatics applied to conceptual stages in the generation of artifacts - in particular, buildings. It addresses the question how far and in what ways creative design can be intelligently automated.

Among the topics covered are: the use of precedents; the relations between case-based, rule-based, and principle-based architectural design reasoning; product typology; artifact thesauruses; the inputting and retrieval of architectural knowledge; the visual representation and understanding of existing or projected built forms; empirical and analytical models of the design process and the design product; desktop design toolkits; grammars of shape and of function; multiple-perspective building data structures; design as a multi-agent collaborative process; the integration of heterogeneous engineering information; and foundations for a systematic approach to the development of knowledge-based design systems.

The papers provide a link between basic and practical issues: - fundamental questions in the theory of artifact design, artifical intelligence, and the cognitive science of imagination and reasoning; - problems in the computerization of building data and design facilities; - the practical tasks of building conception, construction and evaluation. The automation of creative design is itself considered as an engineering design problem.

The implications of current and future work for architectural education and research in architectural history, as well as for computer-integrated construction and the management of engineering projects are considered.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444898708
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/24/1994
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
1.13(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Case-Based Design and Creativity41
Remembrance of Things Past: Design Precedents in Libraries55
Modelling the Representation of Architectural Design Cases69
The 98% Solution83
The Image and the Model93
The Future of Visual Design Representations in Architecture101
A Multi-Level Primitive Generic Components Model117
The Pedagogical Grammar129
Artifact Grammars and Architectural Invention139
The Design of Prismatic and Crystalline Building Shapes with the Help of Computer Techniques161
System Architecture for Computer Integration of Design and Construction Knowledge185
Integrated Use of Building Design Tools: Results from the Combine Project205
Computational Support for Shared Memory in Design219
Design as a Collaborative Process237
Deliberation and Aggregation in Computer Aided Performance Evaluation251
Iconographic Thesaurus: A Key to Subject Retrieval in Pictorial Information Systems265
Tracing Architectural History281
A Database of the Non-Domestic Building Stock of Britain301
Desktop Design: A Toolkit Approach on Cost and Planning Modelling321
A Model of the Architectural Design Process, and Some Implications333
The Ideate Project: Exploring Computer Enhancements for Conceptualizing349
Mixtures of Simples: Towards a Technology for Designing363
Towards the Automation of Conceptual Design429
Critical Issues in Automation Based Creative Design Education447
Name Index459
Subject Index461

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