Engrained Performance- Performance-Driven Computational Design of a Robotically Assembled Shingle Facade System

Ryan Craney, Anash Adel

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Abstract

This project presents a novel fabrication-aware and performance-driven computational design method that facilitates the design and robotic fabrication of a wood shingle facade system. The research merges computational design, robotic fabrication, and building facade optimization into a seamless digital design-to-fabrication workflow.The research encompasses the following topics: (1) a constructive system integrating the rules, constraints, and dependencies of conventional shingle facades; (2) an integrative computational design method incorporating material, robotic fabrication, and assembly constraints: (3) an optimization method for facade sun shading: and (A) a digital design-to-fabrication workflow informing the robotic fabrication procedures.The result is an integrative computational design method for the design of a wood shingle facade. Environmental analysis and multi-objective optimization are coupled with a variable facade surface to produce several optimal design solutions that conform to the constraints of the robotic setup and constructive system. When applied to architectural design, the proposed integrative computational design method demonstrates significant improvements in facade sun-shading performance while also linking the digital design to the fabrication process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnical Papers, Keynote Conversations
EditorsBrian Slocum, Viola Ago, Shelby Doyle, Adam Marcus, Maria Yablonina, Matias del Campo
PublisherACADIA
Pages604-613
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780578952130
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Distributed Proximities, ACADIA 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Oct 24 2020Oct 30 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Distributed Proximities, ACADIA 2020
Volume1

Conference

Conference40th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Distributed Proximities, ACADIA 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/24/2010/30/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture

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