PhD thesis  in the Evolution of Digital technology using New Technologies and design Tools

PhD Dissertation Title:“Research and digital parametric design tools – a respective active relationship among materials, construction and software”.

Dept of Architectural Design and Architectural Technology
School of Architecture | Faculty of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Under the supervision of a triple advisory committee consisting of : M. Malindretos
(Supervisor – Professor, Architect Engineer), Z. Karamanou (Professor, Architect Engineer), & K.Tsouros (Professor of the General Department of Computer Studies).

Abstract :

An collaboration computational design, configuration and data-base shows a new design to which contribute many disciplines, from computer science to the science of materials, which reaches a depth of biology and chemistry. The new architect, to be able to succeed on his role, should have knowledge in many areas. Because the planning process realizes the building as a whole, so to be able to ‘visualize’ and designed a project must have in mind from the beginning that all these tools combine and use that’s given.

By combining computational design, smart materials and parameters emerges a new vision of design, which includes variation information, interaction with the user as well as a point artificial intelligence (AI). With the continuous exchange of information and data flow is achieved interaction while combining computational design and databases to some extent the notion ‘intelligence’ as a correction of some errors in the design process.

The opinions on the existing new ways of design, composition and thinking, are divergent. In this thesis, supported the strengthening of a research field with a target variable parametric and interactive architecture and construction control that meets the greatest desires of man – user. This can be achieved by a combination – cooperation of different – but with so much in common – branches as previously reported. Their role is not to replace the ‘traditional’ ways of planning and construction, but to develop and strengthen them.

In this paper will explore the interactive relationships around software design in relation to the design of flexible parametric models, improve them and whether they are possible collaborations with other industries. Specifically analyze more ways design process via computer, and ways and techniques scripting, processing have epistemic and aesthetic impact on the design and making of architecture.

The purpose of this research is to investigate whether the software design can inform the design of flexible parametric models automatically in real time. The «common ground» between programming and parametric modeling in architecture. The practices of software engineering can be connected to the practices of parametric modeling, to create intelligent parametric models and to consider the implications of this relationship for architecture in general.

▪  Evolution Digital technology using new Technologies and design tools

▪  collaborative design platform

▪  architecture process

▪  parametric programs and software of B.I.M. and AEC industry