The urban genome

Guy Austern, Soungmin Yu, Mara Moral, Theerapat Jirathiyut

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Abstract

The influence of urban morphology on the energy consumption of a fabric has been recently established by research into the energy use of existing cities. This paper suggests a framework for generating environmentally adapted urban tissue by using genetic algorithms as form-finding processes. A series of multi-objective optimization algorithms are described. The geometric abstractions used as a basis for these algorithms are illustrated in detail, and the results and implications of these types of simulations are discussed. The methodology developed within this paper was tested on one km2 site in three cities of varying climates, and further expanded into a detailed case study within one city.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Comprehensive Design
Subtitle of host publicationSpeculative Counterculture - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2014
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages263-272
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789881902658
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia - Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture, CAADRIA 2014 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2014 May 142014 May 17

Publication series

NameRethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2014

Other

Other19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia - Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture, CAADRIA 2014
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period14/5/1414/5/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Architecture

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