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Title: EVOLVING ENVELOPES: A REVIEW OF EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS FOR OPTIMIZING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF PASSIVE BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGNS
Authors: TAN JIA LEI ELVIRA
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
DTS
Master (Architecture)
Patrick Janssen
2014/2015 Aki DTS
Envelope
Evolutionary algorithm
Optimization
Parametric
Issue Date: 20-Nov-2014
Citation: TAN JIA LEI ELVIRA (2014-11-20). EVOLVING ENVELOPES: A REVIEW OF EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS FOR OPTIMIZING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF PASSIVE BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGNS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The use of evolutionary algorithms in building design has proven effective, but remains limited to researchers. Architects still design primarily by hand and simple computer-aided design. In hopes of increasing architects’ accessibility to the evolutionary design method, this paper investigates the feasibility of an architect using evolutionary algorithms to optimize envelope design. Envelope design is crucial to the environmental performance of buildings and requires optimization to design for its multiple functions. To review the feasibility of architects’ use of evolutionary algorithms, this paper studies five case studies from previous research experiments which used evolutionary algorithms in envelope design. The feasibility of use by an architect as opposed to a researcher is distinguished using three main indicators for the evaluation of the case studies: level of complexity, degree of design freedom, robustness. It is found that the feasibility is an option for simpler case studies, but proves difficult in more complex cases.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223626
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