Sketch To Build: An Intuitive Design Platform For Sustainable Housing Complexes

Zhong Ming Peter Zhang, Taro Narahara

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Abstract

Today, there is a growing demand for housing complexes due to rapid urbanization in major metropolitan areas. While architects must meet new sustainability standards, they are also expected to demonstrate creative solutions for humanizing mass housing for the well-being of residents. This paper proposes an intuitive platform for users to visually study possible housing complex designs and their potential performance in energy use intensity (EUI), environmental, and some financial criteria based on preliminary sketches drawn by users. Before users start sketching, our program auto-generates basic layouts with performance results. With this knowledge, users will be able to visually grasp intrinsic relationships between built forms and performance characteristics and reflect on their new design. Our goal is to provide a platform that enables designers to effectively incorporate qualitative contributions from early exploratory stages into advanced design stages, allowing architects to focus on more creative solutions.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference, ANNSIM 2022
EditorsCristina Ruiz Martin, Niloufar Emami, Maria Julia Blas, Roya Rezaee
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages537-548
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781713852889
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference, ANNSIM 2022 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2022Jul 20 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2022 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference, ANNSIM 2022

Conference

Conference2022 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference, ANNSIM 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/18/227/20/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)

Keywords

  • built forms
  • housing complexes
  • sustainable performance

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