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A&P Continuidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
A+BE : Architecture and the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
ABE Journal : Architecture Beyond Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Academia : Architecture and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Actas de Arquitectura Religiosa Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambiances     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Ángulo Recto. Revista de estudios sobre la ciudad como espacio plural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Apuntes : Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ArcHistoR     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Architectural Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Architectural Engineering and Design Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Architectural Research in Finland     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Architectural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Architectural Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Architectural Theory Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Architecture and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Architecture and Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Architecture Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ArDIn. Arte, Diseño e Ingeniería     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Journal of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ARQ     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
arq: Architectural Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arqueología de la Arquitectura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ARQUISUR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquitectura Más (Arquitectura +)     Open Access  
Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquiteturarevista     Open Access  
Ars Longa : Cuadernos de arte     Open Access  
Artifact : Journal of Design Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
AURUM : Mühendislik Sistemleri ve Mimarlık Dergisi = Aurum Journal of Engineering Systems and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Planner     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bauregelliste A, Bauregelliste B Und Liste C     Hybrid Journal  
Boletín Académico. Revista de investigación y arquitectura contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin KNOB     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Pridniprovsk State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Charrette     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cities in the 21st Century     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
City, Territory and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
CLARA : Classical Art and Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Construction Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Construindo     Open Access  
Continuité     Full-text available via subscription  
Creative Space     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuaderno de Notas     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Proyectos Arquitectónicos     Open Access  
Cultural Heritage and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dams and Reservoirs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
De Res Architettura     Open Access  
DEARQ - Revista de Arquitectura / Journal of Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Der Architekt     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Dibt Mitteilungen (Formerly-Mitteilungen Deut Inst Fuer Bautechnik)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
disP - The Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EGA Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica     Open Access  
Eikonocity. Storia e Iconografia delle Città e dei Siti Europei - History and Iconography of European Cities and Sites     Open Access  
Elkawnie : Journal of Islamic Science and Technology     Open Access  
EN BLANCO : Revista de Arquitectura     Full-text available via subscription  
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Enquiry / The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Environment and Planning B : Urban Analytics and City Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Environmental Science and Sustainable Development : International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Épités - Épitészettudomány     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ESTOA Revista de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access  
Estructuras     Open Access  
Estudios del Hábitat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
étapes: international     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Eurasian Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Planning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Firenze Architettura     Open Access  
Footprint : Delft Architecture Theory Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
FORMakademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Sustainable Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Future Cities and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Gazi University Journal of Science Part B : Art, Humanities, Design and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
GRID - Architecture, Planning and Design Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
HBRC Journal     Open Access  
Herança : Revista de História, Património e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Home Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Housing and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access  
Informes de la Construcción     Open Access  
interFACES     Open Access  
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Architectural Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Architecture and Infrastructure Planning     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Islamic Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Landscape Planning and Architecture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Student Project Reporting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Japan Architectural Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Joelho : Journal of Architectural Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architectural and Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Architectural Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Architectural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Architecture, Art & Humanistic Science     Open Access  
Journal of Architecture, Design and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Delta Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Facade Design and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Landscape Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medieval Latin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Persianate Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Space     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada / Le Journal de la Société pour l'étude de l'architecture au Canada     Open Access  
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Jurnal Arsitektur KOMPOSISI     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan     Open Access  
Landscapes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère     Open Access  
Limaq     Open Access  
Liño     Open Access  
Livraisons d’Histoire de l’Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Loggia, Arquitectura & Restauración     Open Access  
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Módulo Arquitectura - CUC     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
Montreal Architectural Review     Open Access  
Nature : National Academic Journal of Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nepalese Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
OASE Journal for Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Oculum Ensaios     Open Access  
On the w@terfront. Public Art. Urban Design. Civic Participation. Urban Regeneration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Opus Incertum     Open Access  
Oz : the Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning &Design at Kansas State University     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
Palimpsesto     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Panambí. Revista de Investigaciones Artísticas     Open Access  
Paranoá : cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo     Open Access  
PARC Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Construção     Open Access  
Patrimoines du Sud     Open Access  
Pensum     Open Access  
Periodica Polytechnica Architecture     Open Access  
Places Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Polis     Open Access  
Porta Aurea     Open Access  
Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Procesos Urbanos     Open Access  
project baikal : Journal of architecture, design and urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ra : Revista de Arquitectura     Full-text available via subscription  
Re. Revista de Edificación     Open Access  
REUDAR : European Journal of Roman Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Amazônia Moderna     Open Access  
Revista Arquitecturas del Sur     Open Access  
Revista AUS     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura e Ingenieria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Design, Tecnologia e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Investigación     Open Access  
Revista de Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Geometria Gráfica     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
Revista INVI     Open Access  
Revista Márgenes Espacio Arte y Sociedad     Open Access  
RevistArquis     Open Access  
Ri-Vista : Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio     Open Access  
Risco : Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo     Open Access  
Riset Arsitektur     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
Sens public     Open Access  
Sinektika : Jurnal Arsitektur     Open Access  
Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
South East European Journal of Architecture and Design     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Space Ontology International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Spool     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Study of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Sustainable Cities and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Tafter Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Technical Report Civil and Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Technology|Architecture + Design     Hybrid Journal  

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International Journal of Architectural Computing
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ISSN (Print) 1478-0771 - ISSN (Online) 2048-3988
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  • The many facets of design computation in contemporary architecture

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      Authors: Andre Brown
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-06-13T12:27:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221108876
       
  • Benjamin W. Betts and his computable approach towards morphogenesis

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      Authors: Hossein Soltan Rahmati, Mohammad Hossein Ayatollahi
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Morphological theories in architecture are more popular than ever partly due to the rapid developments in computational techniques. This rapid development, however, is more fruitful when it is informed of the philosophical and ethical bases of such techniques. The neglected historical case of Benjamin W. Betts, an architect of the late Victorian Britain, is an early example of the effects of philosophical presuppositions on computable theories of morphogenesis in arts and architecture. The aims of this study are to shed light on his motivations and sources of inspiration, and also to present an algorithm for his procedure. We used the only book available on the Betts' works in addition to archival materials to conduct the research. Betts was under heavy influence of Idealism and Oriental thought in his symbology and the morphogenetic procedure he designed. The Python/Grasshopper algorithm for Rhino presented in this paper produces two dimensional Betts' diagrams that can be used as an educational tool or an opportunity of enjoying the beauty of mathematical forms, and the immense variety they offer thanks to parameterization.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-06-05T04:00:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221106152
       
  • Computational regionalism: De-familiarization of tectonics in the
           wire-bending craft

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      Authors: Vernelle AA Noel
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Computer-based design and fabrication systems in architecture contain modes of operation and preferences that often constrain tectonic possibilities in design and construction. These predispositions neglect architecture’s cultural and material dimensions, resulting in universalizing tectonics that erase nuances of place, culture, and expression in design. How may we celebrate local tectonic languages while also revisiting them through computer-based systems in architecture' The project examined here highlights novel possibilities for cultural expression and craftsmanship through computational design methods, retaining the expressive potential of a local craft while de-familiarizing its cultural context. I analyze how shape grammars and digital fabrication methods deployed in design, de-familiarizes the craft of wire-bending in costuming in the Trinidad Carnival. I present and apply new rules for the craft’s computational description based on material tests and an architectural application to expand discourses on critical regionalism. I adopt Tabbarah’s term “computational regionalism” to describe this process and elaborate it as a five-step sequence. Computational regionalism employs computational methods to translate local craft knowledge and tectonic languages into new interpretations and poetics of construction. Its process of creative de-familiarization raises critical questions about the local and the universal.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-06-03T05:15:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221097685
       
  • Context-aware module for evaporative cooling in the outdoor built
           environment

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      Authors: Djordje Stojanovic, Milica Vujovic, Yi Ding, Milan Katic
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      This paper introduces modular and context-aware evaporative cooling for the outdoor urban environment as a physical structure that could be implemented at various scales and physical contexts. We propose a technique for collecting occupancy and climatic data to create a computational context and optimise its operation. We then outline a concept for developing a predictive algorithm that would further enhance its performance. The research focuses on the interaction between the proposed system and the environment and establishes an evidence-based technique to balance the temperature drop and the humidity it generates. The study combines architectural design, mechanical engineering and computer science to enable the upscaled application of evaporative cooling to help reduce local heat accumulation in cities.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T09:36:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221095307
       
  • Fifty years of shape grammars: A systematic mapping of its application in
           engineering and architecture

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      Authors: Sverre Magnus Haakonsen, Anders Rønnquist, Nathalie Labonnote
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Shape grammars allow a designer to explore a diverse and broad design space. Especially among architects and engineers, the opportunity to evaluate numerous alternatives in the conceptual phase facilitates creativity. Since the introduction of shape grammars 50 years ago, significant research and development have been performed: new applications, combinations with optimisation and integration in digital environments, among others. Consequently, there is a need to map the existing literature to encourage further progress in the field and a lower threshold for those interested in learning more about shape grammars. This study, therefore, presents a systematic mapping of shape grammars in architecture and engineering. Mapping is performed by identifying a query of relevant keywords used in five databases, with the results forming the basis of the mapping. Each of the included articles is then screened to filter out those that do not fit the content criteria. The remaining publications are then evaluated and organised based on the attributes’ application, research type, implementation, engineering and optimisation. The outcome is organised in explanatory illustrations and tables. The final discussion highlights the extensive work performed with shape grammars in the generation of two-dimensional floor plans, an increase in digital development in recent years and the need for further research. The findings indicate a gap between the state of the art and the necessary level of applicability for shape grammars to be an attractive design tool, especially for non-experts.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T01:17:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221089882
       
  • A computational framework for supporting architectural education of
           spaces’ furnishing design

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      Authors: Randa M.A. Mahmoud, Amr M.A. Youssef
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Self-learning is receiving great attention internationally in different fields, along with the best utilization of different computational applications or methods. This paper introduces a novel computational approach for supporting Architectural Design Education (ADE) in its early stages; a computational implementation through MATLAB has been developed to conduct the proposed processes. As a scope, spaces’ furnishing design has been selected to demonstrate the proposed computational approach and implementation, while office workspaces have been selected as a representative case. However, the proposed approach provides and enhances ADE through three main concepts: (a) generating design alternatives for different cases of furnishing spaces, (b) providing accurate and flexible evaluations to students’/designers’ works with different levels, and (c) tracking students based on their defaults and relevant sensitive modifications. Different applications of the proposed approach have been generated, analyzed, and validated.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-05-19T05:22:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221097683
       
  • Identifying correlations between depression and urban morphology through
           generative deep learning

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      Authors: David William Newton
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Mental health disorders, such as depression, have been estimated to account for the largest proportion of global disease burden. Existing research has established significant correlations between the built environment and mental health. This research, however, has relied on traditional statistical methods that are not amenable to working with large remote sensing image-based datasets. This research addresses this challenge and contributes new knowledge and a novel method for using generative deep learning for urban analysis and synthesis tasks involving mental health. The research specifically investigates three mental state measures: depression, anxiety, and the perception of safety. The experimental results demonstrate the efficacy of the process—providing a new method to find correlational signals, while providing insights on the correlation between specific urban design features and the incidence of depression.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-05-18T12:55:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221089885
       
  • Machine learning in the discipline of architecture: A review on the
           research trends between 2014 and 2020

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      Authors: Gizem Özerol, Semra Arslan Selçuk
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Through the recent technological developments within the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence (AI) studies have had a huge impact on various disciplines such as social sciences, information communication technologies (ICTs), architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Regarding decision-making and forecasting systems in particular, AI and machine learning (ML) technologies have provided an opportunity to improve the mutual relationships between machines and humans. When the connection between ML and architecture is considered, it is possible to claim that there is no parallel acceleration as in other disciplines. In this study, and considering the latest breakthroughs, we focus on revealing what ML and architecture have in common. Our focal point is to reveal common points by classifying and analyzing current literature through describing the potential of ML in architecture. Studies conducted using ML techniques and subsets of AI technologies were used in this paper, and the resulting data were interpreted using the bibliometric analysis method. In order to discuss the state-of-the-art research articles which have been published between 2014 and 2020, main subjects, subsets, and keywords were refined through the search engines. The statistical figures were demonstrated as huge datasets, and the results were clearly delineated through Sankey diagrams. Thanks to bibliometric analyses of the current literature of WOS (Web of Science), CUMINCAD (Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD, and CAAD futures), predictable data have been presented allowing recommendations for possible future studies for researchers.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-05-17T05:34:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221100102
       
  • Agent-based modeling and simulation of pandemic propagation in a school
           environment

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      Authors: Ahmad A Fouad, Ahmed El Antably
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Spatial behavior is a principal aspect for architects to consider. Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to predict, as users of space seldom follow a standard routine. However, predicting user behavior in a space can potentially illuminate the entire design process. Moreover, it is a key factor in fighting the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Until most of the public gets their vaccine, health officials recommend social distancing as the primary means of fighting the pandemic. This paper uses an agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) approach to reproduce, analyze, and predict spatial behavior during the pandemic in a school environment and its impact on disease propagation. The simulation reproduces the behavior of teachers and students at a sample elementary school. By manipulating parameters that simulate the school officials' response to the pandemic, stakeholders can assess the most effective preventive measures. As a result of running multiple scenarios, the study demonstrates how varying starting conditions and alternate spatial behaviors could lead to different results, providing insight to stakeholders on how to handle disease spread in school environments.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-05-05T03:08:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221089886
       
  • Estimating tread width values for stair design appropriated to people’s
           comfort and safety needs with adaptive network-based fuzzy inference
           system

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      Authors: Fadime Diker, Mesut Arslan, İlker Erkan
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      In this study, it is aimed to develop an adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) model that can estimate tread width values based on the physical characteristics of people and suitable for comfort and safety needs. The input values were obtained by measuring the height, step, and shoe sole lengths of the sample group of 200 people. For the tread width value to be used as output value, a prototype stair model in which different step sizes can be experienced was used. The tread width value obtained by using the test data in the developed ANFIS model was compared with the tread width value obtained from the experimental study. It has been concluded that the ANFIS model developed as a result of the comparison can be used as an efficient tool in estimating the value of stair tread width, which can meet people’s physical comfort needs.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-04-15T03:57:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082252
       
  • Navigating Design Spaces: Finding Designs, Design Collections, and Design
           Subspaces

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      Authors: Sara Garcia, António Leitão
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Generative design systems can generate a wide panoply of solutions, from which designers search for those that best suit their interests. However, without guidance, this search can be highly inefficient, and many interesting solutions may remain unexplored. This problem is mitigated with automated exploration methods. Still, the ones typically provided by generative design tools are mostly based on black-box methods that drastically reduce the role of the designer, while more straightforward white-box mechanisms are dispersedly found in specific applications. This paper proposes the Navigator tool, which gathers a set of white-box mechanisms that automate the generation of default, random, similar and hybrid designs and design subspaces, while also supporting the generation of design collections. The proposed mechanisms were tested with two generative systems that create, respectively, tower and chair designs. We expect that, by providing understandable mechanisms for navigating design spaces, designers can become more engaged in the search process.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-13T08:01:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771211073119
       
  • Liability in BIM projects—Preliminary review results

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      Authors: Katayoun Taghizadeh, Tayebe Yavari Roushan, Maryam Alizadeh
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Building Information Modelling (BIM) fosters a collaborative working environment. With the industry moving toward this change, most practitioners believe that, compared to traditional methods, there will be a change in project liabilities and risk assignment. Design integration through BIM leads to ambiguity in determining the party responsible for the design. Therefore, BIM parties need to understand not only BIM but also the change in their responsibilities and think of solutions to liability and risk assignment. Based on the information gathered from three resources, this study aims at reviewing solutions to design liability assignment. These three resources are as follows: the existing research studies in the field of BIM adoption challenges, the existing contractual standards such as AIA G202, and contract conditions of 10 BIM projects. Findings indicate that there has been a lack of attention to design liability in BIM. The results provide significant insights into the status of BIM liability issue, the existing gaps in the knowledge, and potential future research.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-03T11:29:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771211041778
       
  • Machine learning and complex compositional principles in architecture:
           Application of convolutional neural networks for generation of
           context-dependent spatial compositions

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      Authors: Tomasz Dzieduszyński
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      A substantial part of architectural and urban design involves processing of compositional interdependencies and contexts. This article attempts to isolate the problem of spatial composition from the broader category of synthetic image processing. The capacity of deep convolutional neural networks for recognition and utilization of complex compositional principles has been demonstrated and evaluated under three scenarios varying in scope and approach. The proposed method reaches 95.1%–98.5% efficiency in the generation of context-fitting spatial composition. The technique can be applied for the extraction of compositional principles from the architectural, urban, or artistic contexts and may facilitate the design-related decision making by complementing the required expert analysis.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-02T10:06:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771211066877
       
  • Performance comparison analysis of 3D reconstruction modeling software in
           construction site visualization and mapping

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      Authors: Ali Keyvanfar, Arezou Shafaghat, Muhamad SF Rosley
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has overcome the limitations of conventional construction management methods using advanced and automated visualization and 3D reconstruction modeling techniques. Although the mapping techniques and reconstruction modeling software can generate real-time and high-resolution descriptive textural, physical, and spatial data, they may fail to develop an accurate and complete 3D model of the construction site. To generate a quality 3D reconstruction model, the construction manager must optimize the trade-offs among three major software-selection factors: functionalities, technical capabilities, and the system hardware specifications. These factors directly affect the robust 3D reconstruction model of the construction site and objects. Accordingly, the purpose of this research was to apply nine well-established 3D reconstruction modeling software tools (DroneDeploy, COLMAP, 3DF+Zephyr, Autodesk Recap, LiMapper, PhotoModeler, 3D Survey, AgiSoft Photoscan, and Pix4D Mapper) and compare their performances and reliabilities in generating complete 3D models. The research was conducted in an eco-home building at the University of Technology, Malaysia. A series of regression analyses were conducted to compare the performances of the selected 3D reconstruction modeling software in alignment and registration, distance computing, geometric measurement, and plugin execution. Regression analysis determined that among the software programs, LiMapper had the strongest positive linear correlation with the ground truth model. Furthermore, the correlation analysis showed a statistically significant p-value for all software, except for 3D Survey. In addition, the research found that Autodesk Recap generated the most-robust and highest-quality dense point clouds. DroneDeploy can create an accurate point cloud and triangulation without using many points as required by COLMAP and LiMapper. It was concluded that most of the software is robustly, positively, and linearly correlated with the corresponding ground truth model. In the future, other factors involving software selection should be studied, such as vendor-related, user-related, and automation factors.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-02-28T01:42:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771211066876
       
  • The use of reinforced learning to support multidisciplinary design in the
           AEC industry: Assessing the utilization of Markov Decision Process

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      Authors: Samer BuHamdan, Aladdin Alwisy, Thomas Danel, Ahmed Bouferguene, Zoubeir Lafhaj
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      While the design practice in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry continues to be a creative activity, approaching the design problem from a perspective of the decision-making science has remarkable potentials that manifest in the delivery of high-performing sustainable structures. These possible gains can be attributed to the myriad of decision-making tools and technologies that can be implemented to assist design efforts, such as artificial intelligence (AI) that combines computational power and data wisdom. Such combination comes to extreme importance amid the mounting pressure on the AEC industry players to deliver economic, environmentally friendly, and socially considerate structures. Despite the promising potentials, the utilization of AI, particularly reinforced learning (RL), to support multidisciplinary design endeavours in the AEC industry is still in its infancy. Thus, the present research discusses developing and applying a Markov Decision Process (MDP) model, an RL application, to assist the preliminary multidisciplinary design efforts in the AEC industry. The experimental work shows that MDP models can expedite identifying viable design alternatives within the solutions space in multidisciplinary design while maximizing the likelihood of finding the optimal design.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-02-15T08:02:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771211069999
       
  • How we talk(ed) about it: Ways of speaking about computational
           architecture

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      Authors: Anca-Simona Horvath
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      If we understand architecture as a three-part system formed by the building, its image, or drawings and images describing buildings, and the critical discourse around architecture, then the texts or ways of speaking about architecture play a key role in understanding the field and its development. By analysing a corpus of around 4.6 million words from texts written between 2005 and 2020 that form a part of critical discourse in computational architecture (understood as the result of the intense digitalization of the field), this paper aims to map ways of speaking about computational architecture. This contributes to architectural theory and might help gain a better understanding of the evolution of the digitalization of construction in general. Findings show that computational architecture is surrounded by a specific way of speaking, hybridized with words from fields such as biology, neuroscience, arts and humanities, and engineering. While some topics such as ‘sustainability’ or ‘biology’ come up consistently in the discourse, others, such as ‘people’ or ‘human’, have periods when they are more and less popular. After highlighting open research questions, the paper concludes by presenting a map of periodic and recurring topics in ways of speaking about computational architecture over the last 15 years, thus tracking and documenting long-term trends, and illuminating patterns in the broader field of digital construction.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-02-08T07:04:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771211070006
       
  • Urban scale digital twins in data-driven society: Challenging digital
           universalism in urban planning decision-making

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      Authors: Marianna Charitonidou
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      The article examines the impact of the virtual public sphere on how urban spaces are experienced and conceived in our data-driven society. It places particular emphasis on urban scale digital twins, which are virtual replicas of cities that are used to simulate environments and develop scenarios in response to policy problems. The article also investigates the shift from the technical to the socio-technical perspective within the field of smart cities. Despite the aspirations of urban scale digital twins to enhance the participation of citizens in the decision-making processes relayed to urban planning strategies, the fact that they are based on a limited set of variables and processes makes them problematic. The article aims to shed light on the tension between the real and the ideal at stake during this process of abstracting sets of variables and processes in the case of urban scale digital twins.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-01-10T12:35:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771211070005
       
  • Reflections: On architectural computing and beyond

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      Authors: Anastasia Globa
      First page: 3
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-02-25T12:36:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221075662
       
  • Encoding topological optimisation logical structure rules into multi-agent
           system for architectural design and robotic fabrication

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      Authors: Ding Wen Bao, Xin Yan, Yi Min Xie
      First page: 7
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Natural phenomena have been explored as a source of architectural and structural design inspiration with different approaches undertaken within architecture and engineering. The research proposes a connection between two dichotomous principles: architectural complexity and structural efficiency through a hybrid of natural phenomena, topology optimisation and generative design. Both Bi-directional Evolutionary Structural Optimisation (BESO) and multi-agent algorithms are emerging technologies developed into new approaches that transform architectural and structural design, respectively, from the logic of topology optimisation and swarm intelligence. This research aims to explore a structural behaviour feedback loop in designing intricate functional forms through encoding BESO logical structure rules into the multi-agent algorithm. This research intends to study and evaluate the application of topology optimisation and multi-agent system in form-finding and later robotic fabrication through a series of prototypes. It reveals a supposition that the structural behaviour-based design method matches the beauty and function of natural appearance and structure. Thus, a new exploration of architectural design and fabrication strategy is introduced, which benefits the collaboration among architects, engineers and manufacturers. There is the potential to seek the ornamental complexities in architectural forms and the most efficient use of material based on structural performance in the process of generating complex geometry of the building and its various elements.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-21T01:23:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082257
       
  • Large-scale Robotic Fabrication of Polychromatic Relief Glass

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      Authors: Rena Giesecke, Benjamin Dillenburger
      First page: 18
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      This research investigates a new digital fabrication method for large-scale polychromatic glass elements. Glass elements with locally differentiated properties usually require manual labor or are limited to film applications of secondary materials that are incapable of producing material texture and relief in glass. To create mono-material glass elements for buildings with customized color, opacity, and relief present in the same glass element, this research investigates a novel robotic multi-channel printing process for industrial float glass. Mono-material polychromatic glasses do not require any additional material and can be fully recycled. This paper presents a design-to-production workflow for the construction scale within feasible cost. Investigations include kilning and material considerations, multi-channel tool and fabrication setup, tool path generation, process parameter calibration, and large-scale prototyping. The co-occurrence of locally varying opacities, colors, material textures, and relief within one glass element enabled by the presented robotic fabrication method could allow for novel optical and decorative features in facades and windows.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-14T07:40:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082259
       
  • MyCera. Application of mycelial growth within digitally manufactured clay
           structures

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      Authors: Julian Jauk, Lukas Gosch, Hana Vašatko, Ingolf Christian, Anita Klaus, Milena Stavric
      First page: 31
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      In this paper we will demonstrate a digital workflow that includes a living material such as mycelium and makes the creation of structural designs possible. Our interdisciplinary research combines digital manufacturing with the use of mycelial growth, which enables fibre connections on a microscopic scale. We developed a structure that uses material informed toolpaths for paste-based extrusion, which are built on the foundation of experiments that compare material properties and growth observations. Subsequently, the tensile strength of 3D printed unfired clay elements was increased by using mycelium as an intelligently oriented fibre reinforcement. Assembling clay-mycelium composites in a living state allows force-transmitting connections within the structure. This composite has exhibited structural properties that open up the possibility of its implementation in the building industry. It allows the design and efficient manufacturing of lightweight ceramic constructions customised to this composite, which would not have been possible using conventional ceramics fabrication methods.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-20T04:32:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082248
       
  • Workflow for applying optimization-based design exploration to early-stage
           architectural design – Case study based on EvoMass

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      Authors: Likai Wang
      First page: 41
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      The role of optimization-based design exploration in early-stage architectural design has been increasingly recognized and valued. It has been widely considered an effective approach to achieving performance-informed and performance-driven design. Nevertheless, there is little research into how such design exploration can be adapted to various early-stage architectural design tasks. With this motivation, this paper revolves around a computer-aided design workflow for early-stage building massing design optimization and exploration while presenting three workshop case studies to demonstrate how the workflow can be intertwined with the design process. The design workflow is based on EvoMass, an integrated building massing design generation and optimization tool in Rhino-Grasshopper. The case study illustrates task-specific applications of the design workflow for synthesizing building design, finding design precedents, and understanding the interrelationship between formal attributes and building performance. The paper concludes by discussing the relevant efficacy of the design workflow for architectural design.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-09T05:20:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082254
       
  • Algebraic analysis and reconstruction of the Philips Pavilion’s
           hyperbolic paraboloid surfaces

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      Authors: Thomas Fischer, Thomas Wortmann
      First page: 61
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we present a procedure to derive algebraic descriptions from geometric descriptions of trimmed hyperbolic paraboloid (or ‘hypar’) surfaces. We contextualise this procedure historically, and we illustrate its application using the 1958 Philips Pavilion by Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis as a case study. The procedure uses parametric modelling and computational optimisation to converge on close algebraic approximations of hyperbolic paraboloid geometry through a successive breakdown of vast search spaces. It departs from coordinate data of three or four vertices of a geometrically described hyperbolic paraboloid and yields the surface’s two quadratic coefficients, the coordinates of its centroid location and the rotation angles of its spatial orientation. The procedure exemplifies the under-explored analytical (as opposed to generative) use of computational optimisation and parametric modelling in the field of architectural computing.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-29T04:25:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082253
       
  • Collaborating with the crowd

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      Authors: Nick Förster, Ivan Bratoev, Jakob Fellner, Gerhard Schubert, Frank Petzold
      First page: 76
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Microscopic agent-based simulations promise the meaningful inclusion of crowd dynamics in planning processes. However, such complex urban issues depend on a multiplicity of criteria. Thus, an isolated model cannot represent the walk of pedestrians meaningfully in planning contexts. This paper reframes crowd simulation as collaborative experimentation and embeds it directly in the design process. Beyond the simulation algorithm, this perspective draws attention to user interactions, interfaces, and visualizations as crucial simulation elements. Through a prototype, we combine an agent-based pedestrian simulation with a hybrid physical–digital interface. Based on this configuration, we explore requirements of the early design stages and accordingly discuss concepts for interaction, simulation, and visualization. The prototype blends user inputs with intuitive design interactions, adapts the simulation process to qualitative and dynamic negotiations, and presents results immediately in the discussed context. Thus, it aligns crowd simulation with contingent collaborations and reveals its potential in the early design stages.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-29T11:40:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082258
       
  • Adaptable modular construction systems and multi-objective optimisation
           strategies for mass-customised housing: A new user-driven paradigm for
           high-rise living in Hong Kong

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      Authors: Chun Yu Ma, Jeroen van Ameijde
      First page: 96
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      There has been a recent increase in the exploration of ‘the discrete’ in architecture, speculating on how an integrated approach to design, fabrication, assembly and inhabitation can disrupt the traditional investment- and decision-making models in the housing industry. Strategically designed part-to-whole systems allow for differentiation and reconfiguration, and the incorporation of different end-user’ requirements. This potential of ‘democratising’ housing production requires further research into how the negotiation between multiple stakeholders’ preferences can be guided through digital methods. This paper presents a research-by-design project that applies a digital and discrete material system to high-rise housing in Hong Kong, a typology which often features high degrees of standardisation. Through the development of an adaptable modular construction system and a multi-objective optimisation workflow, a system is explored that addresses the challenges of high-rise construction, and of customising high-density housing. The case study project demonstrates the ability of the workflow’s evolutionary algorithm to balance complex requirements including maximising views, daylight access and internal connectivity according to diverse user requirements.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-14T01:40:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082255
       
  • D-ART for collaboration in evaluating design alternatives

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      Authors: Osama Alsalman, Halil Erhan
      First page: 114
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      Evaluating design ideas is an integral part of designing built environments. It involves multiple stakeholders with diverse backgrounds reviewing design solutions by studying their form and performance data. Although there are computational systems for supporting evaluation tasks, they are either highly specialised for designers or configured for a particular workflow with limited functions. We developed a Design Analytics method aiming at a collaborative and data-driven evaluation of alternatives in the design-evaluate-feedback cycle. Adopting this approach, we introduce D-ART as a prototype system composed of customisable Web interfaces for presenting design alternatives, enabling stakeholders to participate in data-informed discourse on alternatives and providing feedback to the design team. Its system design considers requirements gathered through literature review, critical analysis of the existing systems and collaboration with our industry partners. Finally, we assessed D-ART’s design through an expert review evaluation, which generally reported positive results on the system’s goals.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-21T02:04:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082247
       
  • Resilient by design: Informing pandemic-safe building redesign with
           computational models of resident congestion

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      Authors: F. Peter Ortner, Jing Zhi Tay
      First page: 129
      Abstract: International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print.
      This paper describes a computational design-support tool created in response to safe-distancing measures enforced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool was developed for a specific use case: understanding congestion in crowded migrant worker dormitories that experienced high rates of COVID-19 transmission in 2020. Building from agent-based and network-based computational simulations, the tool presents a hybrid method for simulating building resident movements based on known or pre-determined schedules and likely itineraries. This hybrid method affords the design tool a novel approach to simultaneous exploration of spatial and temporal design scenarios. The paper demonstrates the use of the tool on an anonymised case study of a high-density migrant worker dormitory, comparing results from a baseline configuration against design variations that modify dormitory physical configuration and schedule. Comparisons between the design scenarios provide evidence for reflections on pandemic-resilient design and operation strategies for dormitories. A conclusions section considers the extent to which the model and case study results are applicable to other dense institutional buildings and describes the paper’s contributions to general understanding of configurational and operational aspects of resilience in the built environment.
      Citation: International Journal of Architectural Computing
      PubDate: 2022-03-14T02:25:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14780771221082249
       
 
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