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Paper w78-1992-359:
Architectural computer-aided design systems: an example

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Petrovic I, Svetel I

Architectural computer-aided design systems: an example

Abstract:In 1987, a project was initiated at The IMS Design Research Workshop with the aim to study the effects of the introduction of CAAD methodology on the possible qualitative improvement of architectural design in the Institute's proprietary Building System " GIMS". The system consists of a precast prestressed concrete skeleton structure that incorporates various sub-systems, and has been applied extensively in housing and public building in Yugoslavia and many other countries. Generally speaking, all well-defined and well-structured aspects of architectural design, mainly dealing with the technical aspects and/or graphical presentations, have been successfully modelled and merged with thecomputer application and applied particularly in the detailed design phases. This is not so with the ill-structured problems and fluid situations that dominate the conceptual phase. Many decisions here depend on the subjective judgements of the designer. Knowledge-based systems have been applied in the selected domains to aid decisions based on experience and difficult to model by algorithmic methods. However, how to increase quality of design process is an open-ended question. The semantic aspects of design have not been treated to a great extent in CAAD research projects so far. The paper describes some of the project results - the CAAD methods and tools to be used as aids in conceptual design of the IMS family houses. The tools have been developed to a prototype level, with limited, but adequate testing of their performance.The present versions are applicable on the IBM personal computers.


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