Kinetic Architecture and BIM Integration: A case study on a Bricard linkage canopy system

Kavuncuoglu C., Akgun Y., Özener O. Ö.

40th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2022, Ghent, Belgium, 13 - 16 September 2022, vol.1, pp.243-252 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Ghent
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-252
  • Keywords: BIM, Bricard Linkage, Kinetic Architecture, Parametric Design
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe. All rights reserved.This paper presents a case study focusing on BIM integration to kinetic structure design based on an extended kinetic BIM (KBIM) ontology through a Bricard linkage canopy system. With the parametric abstraction of structural system components and kinematic behaviors, the design process was carried out in a BIM environment using KBIM models and objects. The study results show the effectiveness of the proposed KBIMframework for the synthesis and assessment of design alternatives according to total system performance, architectonic composition, and environmental responsiveness.