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Geometry Systems for AEC Generative Design: Codify Design Intents into the Machine

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    Unlike generative design for manufacturing, generative design for architecture requires the incorporation of the user’s unique design intents and ideas into the generative model. As most of our work shows—from the Autodesk office at MaRS to the Autodesk University exhibit hall layout, and from urban developments in the Netherlands to housing complexes in Japan—each project’s output looks different because each geometric system has been developed as a combination of the designer’s intent and reusable geometric tools. This session will show how to approach design problems through the generative design framework (problem formulation) with a focus on how to incorporate design intents in the form of geometric systems (model parameterization). Through Dynamo and Refinery, we’ll take a look at and customize a variety of custom geometric tools and test them in real-world case studies: from subdivision logic for office and urban neighborhoods to automated massing strategies and building siting algorithms.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to implement a variety of geometry systems for generative design for AEC in Dynamo Studio
    • Learn how to incorporate your design intent into a geometry system for generative design for AEC
    • Learn about how to formulate a design problem through generative design
    • Learn how to implement a generative design model through Refinery