Synthetic Machine Learning: Real-time Spatial Daylight Autonomy Prediction
We present a robust and real-time system to assess the daylighting of architectural floor-plan designs.
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From now one no deadline is too crazy, and you can work through them with a breeze. We have done the hard work for you and automated some of the mundane tasks. There is no more need to have to redraw your models when switching between programs. And forget about manually googling all the information about the site. Have you ever gotten the question as to why are you designing in a particular way? Or a request for more design options?
An intuitive, data-rich 3D design tool
We created a platform to make it easier to respond to clients and assist you in providing vital contextual data. You want your design informed but not spend hours looking for information on the web, so we made it easy for you to find this information.
Designing should be as intuitive and straightforward as cutting blue foam, like the old days, but now we empower that. We translate your designs to more detailed digital models that can be brought into all the major software platforms without losing data or redrawing it. Use our pen tool to create many options to study your thoughts and deliver to your clients
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Building design is the science of planning and executing a design to physically combine all the features an occupiable building must-have. It involves taking the ideas and requirements of clients as a challenge, processing all those creatively into a design and delivering the output in a way that it can be physically constructed. Complete building design solution deliverables include plans, façade treatments, functional presentation, services and construction process details, all in the form of technical drawings and models. All these reflect a single idea or a concept that is intertwined and is the base of how the building is to be designed. A building design amalgamates science, art, technology and philosophy that would support the given requirements. It gives an epicentre for architecture, engineering and construction industries to revolve around it as one.
Design, in a nutshell, is a solution to any problem. A good design, to add further, is an efficient solution to any problem. Building design refers to solving a problem, a challenge, of how buildings can function, and more importantly, function efficiently. The building design is a task that incorporates various aspects of society by a study into their need in a building design. Thus, the role of a building design is more than solving the problem of accommodation. It has to function as per the occupant requirements, much more like the requirements and context of the place it’s being built in. The role of building design is to add identity, comfort, and sustainability (not just in energy consumption but also in financial sustainability). It must be functional for occupants, pleasing to humanity, and grateful to nature.
Building design has its significance, which can be proved in multiple ways. Building design includes the design of a concept to execution of its manifestation. So, the designs have to be responsible in many aspects. Each stage of design should be appropriate and safe for society and users. The site should be strategically located to favour the occupants, and the purpose should match the context. The concept must be very thoughtful so that it is pleasing to people and gives the building an identity. The design must be sustainable and engaging. The planning must be done considering proper circulation and space making for the users. It should be structurally stable and safe. And lastly, it should be inclusive of people, nature, and ideas. This is why there is a detailed study of many aspects of life before designing.
Designing a building is not a single flow of processes or stages. A building design module moves back and forth multiple times in its making so that no design aspect is left out. It all starts from studying the design brief or client requirements. Next is choosing a site or getting a site to analyze its physical and contextual features. More studies include literature studies on the building typology and sometimes even case studies. Research is an essential task as it includes studying all the critical requirements like historical study, green measures for sustainability, climate- responsiveness, feasibility and economic responsibility. After combining these studies, a concept is ideated to reflect a particular philosophy, ideal, or maybe just function. A planned design needs to come up which would respond to all these needs. The necessary structural analysis and services are paid attention to. Construction techniques and details are worked upon. The drawings and design have to be approved by authorities, after which a building design is ready for construction.
A concept is an idea that an architectural design follows. A concept is a philosophy, which can follow a particular style or workflow or even be ideated for a design. So, a concept is an idea that responds to the needs in a creative, efficient, and attractive way. A concept can be of various types, and the list isn’t exhaustible. The types are based on what aspect is focused on. There can be a concept that involves a particular form. It can be based on a particular style that is incorporated in forms or functions. The concepts can prioritize function the most. But a concept is best if it follows specific benchmarks. It should be responsive to climate, responsive to the local context, and it should give an identity to a building. It can respond to sustainability needs by methods like biophilia or recycled architecture. It could be responsive to requirements.