Lorenzo Villaggi is a Senior Research Scientist in the AEC Industry Futures group within Autodesk Research. His work focuses on novel data-driven design workflows, data analysis, computational geometry and new materials. He has led various applications of generative design to real-world projects at a variety of scales and recently his explorations include novel space-planning systems and the quantification of user experience in urban and building settings.
Project Discover is a workflow for generative design for architecture. It involves the integration of a rule-based geometric system, a series of measurable goals, and a system for automatically generating, evaluating, and evolving a very large number of design options. The result is a tool to explore a wide design space, and get closer and closer to achieving all of the goals simultaneously.