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A multi-agent systems for design simulation framework: experiments with virtual-physical-social feedback for architecture

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Publication date12/04/2015
Host publicationProceedings of the 6th Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD 2015)
EditorsDavid Gerber
PublisherSociety for Modeling & Simulation International ( SCS )
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781510801042
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper presents research on the development of multiagent systems (MAS) for integrated and performance driven architectural design. It presents the development of a simulation framework that bridges architecture and engineering, through a series of multi-agent based experiments. The research is motivated to combine multiple design agencies into a system for managing and optimizing architectural form, across multiple objectives and contexts.
The research anticipates the incorporation of feedback from real world human behavior and user preferences with physics based structural form finding and environmental analysis data. The framework is a multi-agent system that provides design teams with informed design solutions, which simultaneously optimize and satisfy competing design objectives. The initial results for building structures are measured in terms of the level of lighting improvements and
qualitatively in geometric terms. Critical to the research is the elaboration of the system and the feedback loops that are possible when using the multi-agent systems approach.