The space re-actor walking a synthetic man through architectural space

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Abstract

This paper proposes a computational method for visualizing animated human reactions to physical conditions that are described in a synthetic architectural model. Its goal is to add a sense of place to the geometry, and augment the representation of its spatial quality for designers and audience. Spatial qualities in architectural design cannot be fully evaluated solely by observing geometrical constructs without reference to inhabitants placed inside. However, imagining what happens to those inhabitants and appreciating their movement is difficult even for trained architects. The proposed method introduces a walking scale figure in a geometric model. Through agent-based computation, it moves inside the model and displays various behaviors in reaction to spatial characteristics such as transparent surface, opaque surface, perforation and furniture. This method lays a foundation for developing a new kind of software that overcomes the shortcomings of current design tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPredicting the Future
EditorsJoachim Kieferle, Karen Ehlers
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages195-202
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780954118365
StatePublished - 2007
Event25th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2007 - Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: Sep 26 2007Sep 29 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference25th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2007
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityFrankfurt
Period9/26/079/29/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

Keywords

  • Agent-based computation
  • Architectural visualization

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