Although computers have significantly impacted the way we design buildings, they have yet to meaningfully impact the way we evaluate buildings. In this paper we detail two case studies where computation and machine learning were used to analyze data produced by building inhabitants. We find that a building’s ‘data exhaust’ provides a rich source of information for longitudinally analyzing people’s architectural preferences. We argue that computation driven evaluation could supplement traditional post occupancy evaluations.
An article in the International Journal of Architectural Computing that looks at the size, dimensionality, and cyclomatic complexity of 2002 parametric models.
My PhD thesis. Inside I explore the relationship between software engineering and the design of flexible parametric models.
The FabPod is an acoustically tuned meeting room housed within an open-plan office at the RMIT Design Hub. As part of this project I established the FabPod’s geometric rules and created the parametric models through which it was designed.
An article in AD 2013 by Daniel Davis and Brady Peters. In this article we trace the changes in authorship as design environments shift from cathedral to bazaar.
Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família has been under construction for over one hundred and thirty years. For the past four years I have worked intermittently for the current executive architect, Mark Burry.
A paper presented at DesForm 2012 by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this paper we introduce a novel method for interactively writing text-based scripts. We go on to compare this method to the scripting options designers typically use to create geometry: interactive visual scripts and non-interactive textual scrips.
An article in the International Journal of Architectural Computing by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this article we consider how the architectural design process is impacted by the reduction of code complexity through script modularisation.
Paper presented at the Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2011 by Jane Burry, Daniel Davis, Brady Peters, Phil Ayres, John Klein, Alexander Pena de Leon, and Mark Burry. In this paper we report on the challenges associated with modelling, simulating, fabricating and measuring sound scattering using both physical and digital models at three distinct scales.
Illustrations for the final chapter of Scripting Cultures, a book by Mark Burry (2011 Wiley).
Paper presented at CAADFutures 2011 by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this paper we investigate whether the legibility of a parametric model is improved by restructuring the schema with modular programming principles.
Yeti is an interactive textual programming environment I developed to support the creation of three-dimensional geometry.
A paper presented at CAADRIA 2011 by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this paper we investigate the implications of changing the programming paradigm in a parametric model to logic programming. A qualitative account is given of using dataflow programming and logic programming to generate a portion of the Sagrada Família church.
Paper presented at CAADRIA 2011 by Daniel Davis, Flora Salim, and Jane Burry. In this paper we consider the challenges involved in teaching architecture students to program and design electronics whilst maintaining a focus on the design potentials of responsive architecture.
Dermoid is a wooden reciprocal frame developed by a team of researchers from CITA and SIAL pushing parametric modelling to its limits.
A workshop at SmartGeometry 2011 to test the acoustic properties of plaster hyperboloids.
Sixty-four mathematical concepts researched and illustrated for The New Mathematics of Architecture by Jane Burry and Mark Burry (2010 Thames & Hudson).
My undergraduate thesis. In it I demonstrate how a Pareto-optimal collection of designs can be developed and explored by designers harnessing genetic algorithms.