A Constraint Model of Space Planning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853122033
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
1.1 The Role of Constraints in Design 1
1.2 Objectives and Scope 3
1.3 Organization of the Book 4
Ch. 2 Design Constraints 7
2.1 Design and Constraints 7
2.2 Logic of Constraint Processing 10
2.3 Constraint Model of Design 14
2.4 Non-Monotonic Reasoning 18
Ch. 3 Space Planning 22
3.1 Design and Space Planning 22
3.2 Space Planning in Architecture 27
3.3 Space Planning in Electronic Circuit Design 38
Ch. 4 Generative Approaches to Space Planning 45
4.1 Generative Approach 45
4.2 Generative Approaches for Rectangular Dissection 48
4.3 Design Grammar of House Plans 51
Ch. 5 Constraint Propagation and Design 59
5.1 Design with Constraint Propagation 60
5.2 Constraint Propagation Methods 70
5.3 Approaches to Constraint Formulation 72
5.4 Constraint Propagation and Commitment 74
Ch. 6 Knowledge-Based System and Space Planning 77
6.1 Knowledge-Based System Approach 77
6.2 Blackboard Systems 84
6.3 A Blackboard System Structure 87
Ch. 7 Algorithmic Constraint Propagation 91
7.1 The Algorithmic Propagation Method 91
7.2 An Algorithmic Propagation Approach to Dimensioning 98
7.3 An Algorithmic Propagation Approach to Assignment Problems 103
Ch. 8 Relational Space Planning 113
8.1 Reasoning with Relational Constraints 114
8.2 Representation of Spatial Constraints 115
8.3 Reasoning with Constraint Propagation 119
8.4 Constraint Formulation 129
8.5 Commitment 138
Ch. 9 A Space Planning System 147
9.1 A System Structure for Space Planning 147
9.2 Knowledge Source for Constraint Propagation 149
9.3 Knowledge Source for Constraint Formulation 159
9.4 Control 161
9.5 A Worked Example 166
9.6 Evaluation of the System 170
9.7 The Current Work and Its Extension 171
9.8 Limitations 174
Ch. 10 Conclusion 176
10.1 Objectives and Results 176
10.2 Exploratory Nature of Design 178
10.3 Further Research 180
Appendix: Selected Program Listing 182
References 213
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