The masterclass explores applications of mathematical optimization to architectural design. Participants will learn about major classes of black-box optimization algorithms – Metaheuristics (including Swarm Intelligence), Direct Search and Surrogate Model-based Optimization – and experiment with algorithms from each category: Genetic Algorithms, Particle Swarm Optimization, DIRECT, and optimization with Radial Basis Functions.
Participants will use state-of-the-art optimization tools in Grasshopper and test them on benchmark problems. In a second step, they will develop customized optimization objectives,
such as structural or environmental performance, and apply them to a predef ned parametric geometry. Participants also are encouraged to bring optimization problems from their own practices and research to the workshop.The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with both the conceptual background and technical skills required to integrate optimization into their architectural practice and research. The masterclass will yield benchmark results for the test problems and provide examples of how dif erent formulations of optimization objectives can inform conceptual architectural design process.
595 €. Professionals
385 €. Students
It includes material costs, two coffee breaks and lunch during each event-day, but not the participation at the following IASS symposium (symposium participation is not compulsory).
Judyta Cichocka, Parametric Support
Thomas Wortmann, Singapor University of Technology and Design,
Adrian Krezlik, Parametric Support