No 1 (2014)

Performance Assessment Strategies: A computational framework for conceptual design of large roofs

PAS (Performance Assessment Strategies) as a method is the main topic of this issue of A+BE. PAS consists of a framework including guidelines and an extensible library of procedures for parametric modelling.

Focusing on large roofs, this issue aims at developing a computational design approach to support designers in performance driven explorations. The approach is meant to facilitate the multidisciplinary integration and the learning process of the designer; and not to constrain the process in precompiled procedures or in hard engineering formulations, nor to automatize it by delegating the design creativity to computational procedures.

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PhD thesis

Michela Turrin
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