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Facilitating integration of computational design processes in the design and production of prefabricated homes

Doe, Robert 2018. Facilitating integration of computational design processes in the design and production of prefabricated homes. Architectural Science Review 61 (4) , pp. 246-254. 10.1080/00038628.2018.1466686

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Abstract

This research utilizes computational design concepts to address dysfunction in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. The goal is to identify solutions by focussing on the integration of computational design concepts into computer-aided design (CAD) processes and into compatible prefabrication strategies. Precedents are examined and project work is used to set up the modelling framework of a three-storey, prefabricated residential building, allowing reflection and speculation on solutions to the problems identified. The computational design concept of the ‘design domain’ is employed to assist with set up of the modelling framework, while computational ‘design rules’ are implemented during the developed design stage, including the ‘declarative format’ which improves accessibility using visual programming graphs, and the ‘modular format’ which reveals combined effects between programming and prefabrication strategies. The intensity of integration between these computational design, AEC CAD and prefabrication processes is assessed, allowing solutions to be developed which could improve conventional AEC CAD practice and traditional AEC prefabrication processes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0003-8628
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 April 2019
Date of Acceptance: 16 April 2018
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 13:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/119120

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