The architecture of visual narrative: Can text-to-image algorithms enhance the power of stylistic narrative for architecture
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by Busra Dilaveroglu
1w ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. Architecture has always been a means of communicating stories through its design, with its structures and spaces serving as visual narratives. However, recent advancements in technology have created opportunities for architects to enhance their storytelling capabilities through the use of text-to-image algorithms. These algorithms have the potential to improve visual narratives by enabling architects to translate written descriptions into tangible visual representations. This article explores the architecture of visual narrative ..read more
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A process-based framework for adaptable modules in robotic clay 3D printing
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by Gamze Gündüz, Mine Özkar
1w ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. Robotic Clay Printing (RCP) offers opportunities in sustainable architectural applications. This paper presents a framework to integrate locally sourced earth-based materials with robotic fabrication techniques while enhancing designer's control over the process. The methodology involves two key steps: first, refining critical 3DP (3DP) control parameters to develop an informed toolpath algorithm. This algorithm grants designers’ direct control over factors like layer height and extrusion speed, enabling customization and ensuri ..read more
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‘The International Style’ multilingual three-dimensional grammar and hybrid designs
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by Deborah Benros
3w ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. The present paper describes a multilingual shape grammar to recreate the work of three designers that preconized the ‘International Style’. This is a top-down three-dimensional formulation. Whilst most grammars are monolingual and univocal, this work creates a multilingual formulation within the same artistic movement. Typically, a grammar describes a family of design solutions. These are helpful mechanisms to describe patterns that can be used for analysis or design exploration. This multilingual three-dimensional parametric gr ..read more
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OTDF platform: A new paradigm of homeownership for life with mobility and liquidity
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by Jiaqi Wang, Wanzhu Jiang
3w ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. The rise of digital nomadism and shifting societal patterns necessitate a re-examination of traditional housing ownership. This study introduces the OTDF Platform, a pioneering homeownership trading platform that views residences as a user-driven distributed system. It establishes a continuous process consisting of tokenization, digitalization, and fluidization of ownership, enabling the free trade and rapid circulation of ownership to dynamically respond to changes in user housing demands and economic status. In methodological ..read more
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Biodigital stool series: Nature-based growing morphologies through additive manufacturing and generative design
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by David A Torreblanca-Díaz, Juan Pablo Velásquez Peña, Pablo Banda
3w ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. Biodigital Architecture and Design emerges in the intersection between nature-based design and digital technologies. This article presents the results of a project that aimed to integrate three-dimensional growth patterns from nature into a stool design series through Computational Design and Additive Manufacturing methods. The project methodology includes (1) Pattern from nature selection, (2) Generative design, (3) 3D printing, including scale models and prototypes, (4) Compression tests, and (5) Generative optimization. Findi ..read more
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A creative form-finding tool: Deformation of plastic sheets due to the influence of temperature and gravity
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by Ever Patiño, Jorge Maya, Andrés Obregón
3w ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. A form-finding technique based on the deformation of plastic sheets by the action of gravity and temperature increase is proposed, allowing the exploration of complex geometries to support form-giving processes within architecture projects, both by students and practitioners. Using an analog and computational approach, the ideal material for the technique was selected from a multifactorial experiment. Semi-structured analog experimentation was carried out based on inputs, rules, and outputs previously identified, and the resulti ..read more
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Crafting innovation: Discrete timber pavilions and fabrication-driven approaches
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by Katherine Cáceres Corvalán, Francisco Javier Calvo Castillo
3w ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. In regions with limited access to CAD/CAM machines like Latin America, academic experiences have adapted digital tools to local capabilities, aiming to enhance project creativity through digital technology. This article examines the use of timber as a material, addressing the technical, spatial, and cultural aspects related to its use, while intertwining the educational narrative of learning through doing and adapting. The structures designed in this research are based on three key parameters: timber as the main material, framin ..read more
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Shape grammars and self-built refugee communities: The transformation from tent shelter to customized structure in Irbid Camp
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by Dima Abu-Aridah, Heather Ligler
1M ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. This paper presents research on design challenges in protracted refugee camps, where “temporary” shelters undergo informal transformations, becoming long-term homes and establishing communities. We develop a shape grammar to investigate this phenomenon, focusing on the evolution of refugee housing units in the Irbid Camp in Jordan from the emergency to the transitional and permanent phases. Our parametric shape grammar analyzes and describes the physical characteristics of these units, revealing their dynamic nature. The corpus ..read more
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Parametrizing the unmeasurable: Urban qualities as quantitative parameters for computer games
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by Carmela Cucuzzella, Morteza Hazbei, Mohammad Hossein Asgari
1M ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. Parametric design and gamification rely on quantitative factors that can be easily translated into computer language. However, measuring and quantifying the complex urban qualities poses a challenge. This leads to the question of how to incorporate complex spatial quality into parametric design. This research, therefore, proposes a method to parametrize and quantify urban qualities by extracting main spatial qualities from three main sources, developing a comprehensive list of qualities that can be effectively parametrized, brea ..read more
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The design methods meshwork: Activating the Design Methods Group Newsletter through digital history
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by Theodora Vardouli, Maxime Leblanc, Eliza Pertigkiozoglou
1M ago
International Journal of Architectural Computing, Ahead of Print. This article elaborates a computationally enabled approach to the study of design methods in 1960s North America. This entails the construction, visualization, and analysis of a digital database built from entries of the Design Methods Group Newsletter, a periodical published monthly between 1966-71. The article proposes a workflow that combines methods such as topic modeling and network visualization to activate the Newsletter as a source of anecdotal and informal knowledge, and to enable histories of connectivity and transacti ..read more
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