Architectural Design Optimization-Results from a User Survey

Wortmann, T

[Wortmann, Thomas] Xian Jiaotong Liverpool Univ, Dept Architecture, Suzhou, Peoples R China.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: ARCHITECTURE ACROSS BOUNDARIES

Pages:473-483

DOI:10.18502/kss.v3i27.5550

Publication Year:2019

Document Type:Conference Paper

Identifier:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12791/003909

Abstract

Although there is a substantial body of academic literature on Architectural Design Optimization (ADO), not much is known about actual ADO practices. This paper presents results from a user study of ADO in Grasshopper and compares them with previous studies. Compared to these studies, this anonymous, web-based survey employed a more relevant sample in that all eighteen respondents actually use ADO and in that they represent a mix of students, academics, and professionals. The survey's results highlight the importance of supporting meaningful selections from and better understandings of optimization results and question the ADO literatures' emphasis on evolutionary, multi-objective optimization algorithms. They thus guide future research and development on ADO tools and ultimately contribute to the design of a more resource- and energy-efficient built environment.

Keywords

Architectural Design Optimization Multi-objective optimization Performance-informed Design User Survey Grasshopper

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