A generative design system based on evolutionary and mathematical functions

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John Frazer, Tang Mingxi, Patrick Janssen, Julia Frazer, Liu Xiyu: A generative design system based on evolutionary and mathematical functions. In: Generative Art 2002.



Previous work by Professor John Frazer on Evolutionary Architecture provides a basis for the development of a system evolving architectural envelopes in a generic and abstract manner. Recent research by the authors has focused on the implementation of a virtual environment for the automatic generation and exploration of complex forms and architectural envelopes based on solid modelling techniques and the integration of evolutionary algorithms, enhanced computational and mathematical models. Abstract data types are introduced for genotypes in a genetic algorithm order to develop complex models using generative and evolutionary computing techniques. Multi-objective optimisation techniques are employed for defining the fitness function in the evaluation process.

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