Top 5 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. Refik Anadol and AI

Refik Anadol uses Artificial Intelligence to create his ‘machine hallucinations nature dreams’.

Courtesy: Refik Anadol

2. ArchiGAN: a Generative Stack for Apartment Building Design

Stanislav Chaillou; Generative Adversarial Neural Networks (or GANs) get leveraged to design floor plans, and entire buildings.

Courtesy: Stanislav Chaillou

3. Robots and AI assist in building wooden hanging gardens in Switzerland

ETH Zurich are building a planted architectural sculpture for the Tech Cluster Zug. The 22.5-meter-high structure consists of five geometrically complex wooden shells that are slightly offset from each other and supported by eight thin steel pillars.

Courtesy: ETH Zurich

4. AEC Open Data directory

Check out the AEC open Data directory and also the

5. Solar Block Generator

Jonathan Natanian discusses his research;

With my great partners: Prof. Guedi Capeluto, Tenure Track Prof. Thomas Wortmann and Dr. Francesco De Luca we are exploring a parametric takeoff on the solar envelope concept towards a generative solar urban block approach! The Solar Block Generator (SBG) we introduced is a parametric approach which is based on an additive voxelization method, by which multiple solar-driven massing alternatives are generated and evaluated for a given site, corresponding to a set of user-defined environmental KPIs. The SBG method allows the designer to obtain quantitative and spatial performance indications on a range of solutions within any given boundary rather than the representation of the boundary itself (i.e. the solar envelope)…

Courtesy: Jonathan Natanian

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