A Digital Tool for Customized Mass Housing Design

DİNÇER A. E., Çağdaş G., Tong H.

32nd International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 10 - 12 September 2014, pp.201-211 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-211
  • Keywords: Computational Design, Mass Customization, Innovative Housing Design, Plugin
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Innovative design approaches are needed for mass housing implementations. Especially increasing interaction between user and designer is major important in the design decisions of these buildings. For this, it is seriously necessary to benefit from technological advances in computational designs, because digital tools like shape grammar, cellular automata, genetic algorithm, l-systems and agent-based models in this field provide not only to save time and to manage the relationships but also to generate many different alternatives. Accordingly, a digital support tool for designers has been developed by using cellular automata approach and scripts of 3Ds Max software. It produces samples of housing design plans which is generated by cellular automata approach according to the data of users' preferences. In this paper the interface and contributions of the developed model are introduced and discussed.