Design guidelines for automated floor plan generation applications – target group survey, results and reflections


Abstract

This article presents the results of a survey regarding architects’ expectations towards software for automated floor plan generation (AFPG) and optimisation processes in architectural design. More than 150 practising architects from Poland and abroad took part in the survey. Survey results were then extracted, ordered and interpreted with the use of data mining. The survey structure, methodology and analytical tools used are described in the paper.


Keywords

automated floor plan generation; computer-aided architectural design; optimisation in CAAD; hybrid evolutionary algorithm; optimisation; survey

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Published : 2019-03-29


Nisztuk, M., Kościuk, J., & Myszkowski, P. (2019). Design guidelines for automated floor plan generation applications – target group survey, results and reflections. Teka Komisji Architektury, Urbanistyki I Studiów Krajobrazowych, 15(1), 73-89. https://doi.org/10.35784/teka.1334

Maciej Nisztuk  maciej.nisztuk@pwr.edu.pl
Faculty of Architecture, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6520-5128

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Jacek Kościuk 
Faculty of Architecture, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0623-8071

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Paweł Myszkowski 
Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2861-7240

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