||Ob ject-oriented caad' - design object structure, and models for buildings, user organisation and site
||Ekholm A, Fridqvist S
||In the early stages of the building design process not only building and site but alsouser activities and experiences are fonned. In this project conceptual models of somefundamental characteristics of building, site and user organisation will be developedand implemented in a prototype CAD-programme. The programming work for theprototypes is done with Smalltalk on Macintosh computers. The tests of the prototypeincludes spatial coordination of the three systems. The models are based on an ontological framework which is also used for organising the basic object structure of theprototype CAD program.In the design process, information about the design object is gradually developed.Starthg from certain desired properties, the whole and its parts are fonned by successive increase of detail. The project investigates how the data structure of the designobject can be formed to serve this working method. The project also discusses possiblefuture developments. One important question is how these models maybe used in thedevelopment of the brief and in the building management stage.
|Year of publication:
Ekholm A, Fridqvist S (1995).
Ob ject-oriented caad' - design object structure, and models for buildings, user organisation and site. Fischer M A, Law K H, Luiten B(ed.); Modelling of buildings through their life-cycle; Stanford, August 1995 (ISSN: 2706-6568),