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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century

IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Computational Methods

Immersive Interfacing in Large-Scale Design

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Computational Methods
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Immersive Interfacing in Large-Scale Design
  • Author(s): Robert Patz, Jorg Brinkmann, Saqib Aziz, Max Marschall, Christoph Gengnagel
  • Keywords: computer aided architectural design, conceptual design, computational design, form finding, generative design, immersive virtual environments, morphology, optimization, virtual reality, virtual reality aided architectural design
Virtual Reality (VR) could potentially revolutionize the representation of digital design models. Immersive VR exploration is a powerful tool to facilitate decision-making, especially when architecture deviates from typical forms. This is the case in stadium design, where complex geometric interdependencies complicate the grasp of design parameters. The use of parametrically scripted models enables fast explorative investigations of multiple design variations. However, only few variations out of a digital model's vast parameter space can be represented by common visualization tools. Since this presents a current bottleneck, we developed an algorithmic stadium design tool and combined it with an immersive spatial evaluation method through VR. This "Immersed Design Solution" enabled a critical review of common stadium design guidelines and suggested that VR outperforms conventional visualization methods by providing comprehensive and continuous perceptual feedback on various critical design aspects. This proof-of-principle demonstrates the applicability of the method and identifies areas of future refinement.

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