Data Driven Design news this week.

Welcome to the Association of Data-Driven Design roundup. We aim to share a summary of current information and news on Data-Driven Design practices within the construction industry. Please get in touch if you have any ideas, suggestions or have something to share.

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1. RESOURCE

Architecting the Metaverse – the future digital world for architects

Courtesy Mars House

2. SOFTWARE UPDATES

TestFit 2.21 & Light Industrial Beta – Warehouse tool by TestFit.

Image: Courtesy of  Thornton Tomasetti

3. GENERATIVE DESIGN

This never-ending film shows something new every time you look

4. EVENT

Design Computation – DC I/O 2021 Programme Live!

5. SEMINAR

Lorenz, Faller and Wurzer (2021): DAttE – Detection of attic extensions; eCAADe 2021 (online).

“European cities like Vienna are characterized by strong growth and, as a result, by high demand for living space. Extending the attic is one way of meeting this demand. However, there is a lack of data to know which roofs are already expanded and to what extent. The city is interested in the data in two ways: firstly, in relation to the distribution of potentials (a possible change in population density, for example, has an impact on infrastructure and parking space) and, secondly, in relation to the material composition (city as a material resource). This paper provides a workflow to fill this gap of knowledge. The new methods of detecting attic extensions are described and a case study is given at the end to show workability.”

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