Computational Design: Developing and Applying Computational Tools for Architectural Design
Lo, Will Wai Ching
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This thesis explores the intersection between computation and architectural design. The thesis first develops several computational design tools, specifically focussing on three problem domains: (1) speedy generation and modification of architectural schemes sharing a common typological language, (2) analysis of urban and neighbourhood conditions, and (3) performance modelling and prediction . To test the tools, the thesis subsequently applies the tools to design several variations of a condominium tower in downtown Toronto. Despite some limitations, the computational toolkit proved powerful and flexible enough to generate viable condominium schemes under various sets of assumptions.