Soddu C, Colabella E
The morphogenetic design as an A? system far the management of design
processes through the total quality of the built-up environment.
Abstract: In our research we have experimented AI procedures in a new strategic
approach to the management of design processes in buildings and built-up
environment. The challenge was to evaluate, during design operations, the
total quality of the future built-up environment. We measured this quality
as the difference betweenvirtual scenarios and collective imaginary world.
These virtual scenarios were generated by simulation procedures of the
evolution of the buildinglenvironment system related to specific logical
processes of design. To achieve that we produced, using some original
research software, many different scenarios of possible evolutions of the
same project. Our objective was to evaluate the different contributions of
each specific design function and their conflicts (from aesthetics to struc-
tural and technological problems, from cost to functional use) to obtain a
more interesting logical approach to design, construction and urban envi-
In this conference, we intend to present two examples of this experimen-
tation defining not a specific solution but a possible logical approach for
the management of design. And we will also try to walk in a new not-ex-
plored land of design processes that maximise the benefits of IT: the
possibility of designing the evolution in the move and not only its single
equilibrium. The first experimentation concerns the construction of com-
mercial buildings using steel. The second one is a dynamic framework
project to design and control the evolution and the increasing complexity
of the built-up environment of a typical Italian medieval town.
AI; evolution; (morpho)genetic design; total quality; logical approach;
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the National University of Singapore. The assistance of the editors, particularly Prof. Martin Betts, is gratefully appreciated.