An urban form-finding parametric model based on the study of spontaneous urban tissues

Mohammed Aqil Cheddadi, Kensuke Hotta, Yasushi Ikeda

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Abstract

This research paper investigates the peculiarities of unplanned urban fabrics known for developing in a spontaneous way. By studying the characteristics of their urban form, a set of rules, functions, and objectives used for an experimental urban form-finding model are explored. Based on these features, the development of a parametric model seeks to grasp certain characteristics of spontaneous urban tissues in old Islamic cities and incorporate them into an experimental social housing proposal. By the use of genetic algorithms, the model aims to offer better adaptability and more diversification which will be to while still keeping a degree of preservation to the distinctive aspects that define those settlements. The use of a genetic solver is expected to be a problem-solving method that can simulate and offer a wide range of objective-based spatial that are considerably adaptive to particular urban contexts. In this study, we discuss the defining aspects and constituents of the urban form of these settings before interpreting them into algorithmic components to be incorporated in a parametric model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019
EditorsMatthias Hank Haeusler, Marc Aurel Schnabel, Tomohiro Fukuda
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages181-190
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891727
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Event24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Intelligent and Informed, CAADRIA 2019 - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2019 Apr 152019 Apr 18

Publication series

NameIntelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019
Volume2

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Intelligent and Informed, CAADRIA 2019
CountryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period19/4/1519/4/18

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Keywords

  • Genetic algorithms
  • Islamic cities
  • Multiple-objective optimization
  • Spontaneous Urban tissues
  • Urban form-finding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

Cite this

Cheddadi, M. A., Hotta, K., & Ikeda, Y. (2019). An urban form-finding parametric model based on the study of spontaneous urban tissues. In M. H. Haeusler, M. A. Schnabel, & T. Fukuda (Eds.), Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019 (pp. 181-190). (Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019; Vol. 2). The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).