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 Urban Design through Genetic Algorithms

An urban centre is an open system involved almost an infinite number of parameters looking the right balance. It's no coincidence cities have the same problems: Traffic jams, Pollution, Crime and Terrorism, Resource management, Etc. Resolve problems in complex systems is not a matter of luck and... 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...