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Ph.D Thesis
Ph.D StudentGrobman Jacob
SubjectBuilding the Digital World - Architectural Design Methods
Based on the Use of Digital Tools -
Performance Based from Generation and
Optimization
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisors Dr. Abraham Yezioro
Professor Isaac Guedi Capeluto
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Abstract

The introduction of computers to architectural design has been making a significant impact on the way buildings are being designed and built. For the second time in the history of modern design , technology is advancing faster than the building industry. This time, the digital and information technology (IT) revolutions introduced technologies that enabled the development of architectural designs and manufacturing tools on grounds other than need, and thus their influence on architecture is still largely unknown.


The Ph.D. research examines changes in the architectural design process caused by the introduction of computers, focusing mainly on computer-based form generation, simulation and evaluation. It suggests a new generative performance-oriented design (GenPOD) model that uses “performance envelopes” in a non-linear generative design method. Using the new model in a building design process will result in an increase the general performance of the building form and save time in the design process while producing a form that embeds more information.