CATEGORIES2014 Conference Papers BIM & City Information Modelling
This paper examines the implications of structural performance design method and techniques on agent-based architecture, through the example of a cantilevered large span cultural- complex project. The high level of form complexity of agent-based design posed a great challenge for construction and gave rise to an alternate solution: customization and optimization of the pre-rationalized supporting steel structure through a Multi-dimensional structural optimization process output a standard steel structure which allowed for accurate and relatively constructible method for agent-based structure, therefore minimizing costs, maximizing the design features, reduce construction technical difficulty and most importantly to create an articulated spatial-structural relationship. Therefore, the agent- based orientated structural performance design towards material computation was developed to optimize the overall design. This research helps support our methodology for control complexity in non-standard geometries produced by agent-based design process, which is based on adapting the design approach to customized construction methods.