13 November 2019 – In the field of architecture, there is no shortage of keynote speakers, professors, Linkedin ‘thought leaders,’ authors, first-year students, venture capitalists, and Autodesk sales executives that are willing to pontificate about the future of the profession. Most of these musing assume that the architecture industry is an idiosyncratic profession driven from the inside – to predict […]
7 November 2016 – 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.