Automated design and delivery of relief housing: The case of post-earthquake haiti

Deborah Benros, Vasco Granadeiro, Jose Duarte, Terry Knight

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Abstract

This paper proposes integrated design and building systems for provision of sustainable customized housing. It advances previous work by applying a methodology to generate these systems from vernacular precedents. The methodology is based on the use of shape grammars to derive and encode a contemporary system from the precedents. The combined set of rules can be applied to generate housing solutions tailored to specific user and site contexts. The provision of housing to shelter the population affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake illustrates the application of the methodology. A computer implementation is currently under development in C# using the BIM platform provided by Revit. The goal is to use a similar methodology to suit other housing emergencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesigning Together
Subtitle of host publicationCAADFutures 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design
EditorsPierre Leclercq, Ann Heylighen, Genevieve Martin
PublisherLes Editions de l'Universite de Liege
Pages247-264
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9782874561429
StatePublished - 2011
Event14th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design: Designing Together, CAADFutures 2011 - Liege, Belgium
Duration: Jul 4 2011Jul 8 2011

Publication series

NameDesigning Together: CAADFutures 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design

Conference

Conference14th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design: Designing Together, CAADFutures 2011
CountryBelgium
CityLiege
Period7/4/117/8/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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