Research and design for a material sample information system appropriate to industrial design students

Kruşa, Müge
The advents in computational technologies enabled designers to produce data derived generic models in order to deal with complex design problems. One of the significant data regarding context of a project is the user experiencing the building and the site. Although crowd simulation algorithms have been used as accurate models in movie and game industry, when the computational cost concerned for complex architectural problems, these tools are not suggested to be used within/throughout in design process. Within the scope of this thesis a new model that integrates crowd behavior algorithm into the site generation model is developed based on Agent Based Modelling and Cellular Automata algorithms by introducing non-uniform cells into the field. In addition, the implemented tool is verified via two case studies: Lange Voorhout and METU Science and Technology Museum.


Visual structures for generative design search spaces /
Abbas, Günsu Merin; Gürsel Dino, İpek; Baykan, Ahmet Can; Department of Architecture (2014)
With the adoption of computational strategies in design, the act of design, the process of problem solving, and the interaction, understanding and the representation of design artefacts has changed. With generative design methods, the understanding of design as artefact gives way to design as process. Generative methods entail multiple design solutions, which enlarge the design search space due to the large number of possible design solutions. Regarding the automated design generation process, the interacti...
An Agentic account of design intentionality in computational architecture
Tüntaş, Duygu; Mennan, Zeynep; Department of Architecture (2018)
This thesis aims at understanding alterations in the conceptualization of design intentionality in relation to technological advances that bring new synthetic configurations to the world of design. The concept of intentionality used to be defined as central to human consciousness hence design intention regarded as exclusive to the human mind. The contemporary technological/ontological condition seems to displace this conceptualization of design intentionality sustained in conventional design processes, to t...
A computational architecture methodology for design in traditional tissue: the case of Kalkan
Karabağ, Kutay; Asatekin, Gül; Department of Architecture (2010)
This study targets to address the problem of 'new building in a traditional setting', utilizing computational design tools. The intention is to provide a methodology for analysis of architectural features of a traditional tissue and moreover propose computational design strategies utilizing algorithms for processing analytical data serving new building design. In the introduction part, this goal is exposed as well as a critic discussion based on a conservationist perspective for contemporary examples of com...
Analogical Models In Architecture And Urban Design
Abel, Chris (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 1988)
In an earlier article, "Function of Tacit Knowing in Learning to Design!' (Abel, 1981c), I suggested that design researchers need to pay more attention to the way architects actually create their designs, rather than relying on the idealized models of design processes dreamed up by themselves. This article is intended to help fill that need, and outlines the major types of analogical models used by architects, together with some straightforward explanations of the main concepts involved. The assumptive phil...
Creative Design Exploration By Parametric Generative Systems In Architecture
Gürsel Dino, İpek (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2012-01-01)
This paper discusses parametric design systems as a generative tool in architectural design. Parametric tools are algorithmically based, and therefore offer increased computational control over design geometry during design activity. Their adaptability and responsiveness to changing design criteria and requirements make parametric models especially useful for design exploration in complex and dynamic design settings. In performance based design, parametric control of form is particularly valuable, such that...
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M. Kruşa, “Research and design for a material sample information system appropriate to industrial design students,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.