Optimizing the “characteristic structure” Combining shape grammars and genetic algorithms to generate urban patterns

Gabriela Celani, José N. Beirão, José P. Duarte, Carlos Vaz

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Abstract

The present paper is part of an undergoing research that aims at developing software that can generate urban plans, based on contemporary urban design concepts, in an optimized way. As a design method, the project proposes the use of the trilogy formulation/ generation/evaluation, which starts with an outline of the design requirements, proceeds with the definition of generative procedures that can result in these requirements, and follows with the evaluation of the generated designs. The paper describes the development of a computer program that implements some of Marshall’s evaluation methods, and further elaborates them to define generative criteria and to optimize the resulting designs with GA techniques. The program aims at generating what Marshall calls a “characteristic structure”, a type of urban fabric that is usually found in vernacular urban fabrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRespecting Fragile Places
EditorsTadeja Zupancic, Matevz Juvancic, Spela Verovsek, Jutraz Jutraz
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages491-500
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207013
StatePublished - 2011
Event29th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2011 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: Sep 21 2011Sep 24 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference29th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2011
Country/TerritorySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period9/21/119/24/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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