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Discrete Optimization in Architecture

Extremely Modular Systems

Authors: Zawidzki, Machi

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This book is comprised of two parts, both of which explore modular systems: Pipe-Z (PZ) and Truss-Z (TZ), respectively. It presents several methods of creating PZ and TZ structures subjected to discrete optimization. The algorithms presented employ graph-theoretic and heuristic methods. The underlying idea of both systems is to create free-form structures using the minimal number of types of modular elements. PZ is more conceptual, as it forms single-branch mathematical knots with a single type of module. Conversely, TZ is a skeletal system for creating free-form pedestrian ramps and ramp networks among any number of terminals in space. In physical space, TZ uses two types of modules that are mirror reflections of each other. The optimization criteria discussed include: the minimal number of units, maximal adherence to the given guide paths, etc.

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Dr. Machi Zawidzki’s doctoral research focused on various optimization methods based on CI for the fundamental problems of the architectural design: Functionality, Structure and Aesthetics. His research interests are in
designing built environment, especially in ergonomics and architectural design.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discrete Optimization in Architecture
Book Subtitle
Extremely Modular Systems
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Architectural Design and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1109-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1109-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1108-5
Series ISSN
2199-580X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 121
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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