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Can Algorithms Design Buildings?

After decades of unsuccessful attempts to generate building layouts automatically, a spate of companies has suddenly proven it possible. By Daniel Davis Humans have been trying to harness the power of computers to automatically generate building designs for decades. Like turning...
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The Algorithm: Cove.Tool Runs the Numbers for Designers

The founders of Cove.Tool are delegating the tedium of data-crunching to machines, a growing trend that will free architects to direct their creative talents elsewhere. By Murrye Bernard Architects who harness technology to automate repetitive tasks, such as compiling door...
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FlowRep is a new software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object. Credit: Alla Sheffer

Algorithms that can sketch, recreate 3-D shapes

A University of British Columbia computer scientist has created a new software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object, addressing the challenge of accurately describing shapes. The program, called FlowRep, was designed by computer science professor Alla Sheffer, in...
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AIA Design: Do Algorithms Make Architecture? – Architect Magazine

Design in this Performative Age. By Catherine Gavin for AIArchitect A sleek, star-kissing building is no longer enough to dazzle clients and public officials. Towers in the 21st century are redefining themselves as high-performance machines, harvesting energy rather than guzzling...
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