Optimal Painting Distribution for Museum Storage

An Innsbruck based museum, contact us to optimize the distribution of 3,299 paintings into their new storage facilities outside the city. The storage space is composed by an array of double side movable metal grid walls. The museum wants to optimize the painting arrange distribution on the walls to... more...

Diversity app

Diversity in an application that use artificial intelligence to understand human expressions to generate shapes. Unity was used as the main VR platform and HTC vive to interact and visualize. Everyone understand Virtual Reality will enhance some human activities and this is also applicable to the fi... more...

Data Visualization

Data visualization consists in communicate raw data clearly and efficiently to the user. Usually trough graphics like pie charts, curves, bars or any kind of visualization to helps the reader understand and analyze the data displayed. Working at IDOM I was assigned to design and develop a tool to... more...

Envelope + Typo = Political Manifesto!

The past year, I was involved in a design project to refurbish a mid 50's government office building. The project scope included: The structure, the interior design, the MEP system and the facade. The building facade was made by concrete prefabricated panels, distributed in a regular grid. Since the... more...

Complex System Simulation

In the most basic form, a complex system is based in a large number of simple agents self-organized. Without the benefit of any central controller. The complex system works as a collective whole with the capability to create patterns. In some cases take advantage of information to learn and evolve.... more...

HVAC Energy Consumption Optimization through Genetic Algorithms

One of the main problems in the AEC industry is the HVAC consumption in buildings. The reasons varies why it is necessary reduce the energy consumption. There are clear economic reasons, because a good energy consumption strategy could drive in reduce energy costs and impact in financial cost saving... more...

Evolutionary Optimization in Space Floor Layout Plans

Space layout plan is a time consuming complex task yet for experienced professionals. There are many strategies to face this challenge: Define the corridors first and distribute the spaces around them. Define big surface areas to subdivide in the spaces later. No matter, which approach is taken, all... more...

Generative Design through Genetic Algorithms

Genetic algorithms performs highly efficient when all the parameters are connected, and is not possible to maximize one value without affect the others. For this experiment a GA is used as a design exploration tool. A binary list 1,0,1,0,0,0,1 represent a series of cubes stacked together to create... more...

Generative Circle Packing

This experiment is based on matsys pseudo-code, which is not completely self explained. Nevertheless I found the way to fill the gaps crating a mixture between the 2 algorithms. Circle Packing has different applications, The pseudo code and algorithm showed below is focused in Unequal circles (ran... more...

Estrategias Emergentes

Biomimética. (Biomimicry) – (Del bios = vida, y mimesis = imitar) Es una nueva disciplina de diseño que estudia los mejores ejemplos de la naturaleza y luego imita estos diseños y procesos para solucionar problemas humanos. El estudiar una hoja para inventar una mejor célula solar es un ejemplo de e... more...