Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Symbolic Layout Evaluator for Floor Plans

Amy Shih-Chun Hsu

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-99-1045
March 1999

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1999/CSD-99-1045.pdf

The design of an institutional building may have to satisfy a large number of requirements given by the client. Some of these constraints include the type, number, and area of the rooms that the building should contain, and the proximity relationships among those rooms. Although it is important to maintain consistency between the building specifications and layout design, it can be a tedious and difficult task for the architect to verify these constraints by hand repeatedly. We have developed an architectural CAD tool that can perform various evaluations to make certain that the user requirements are preserved during design evolution. We have also developed a new representation for describing proximity relationships between pairs of room types concisely and unambiguously. This new representation provides more flexibility and expressibility in defining the different ways that spaces should be grouped together than the traditional adjacency matrix.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Hsu:CSD-99-1045,
    Author = {Hsu, Amy Shih-Chun},
    Title = {Symbolic Layout Evaluator for Floor Plans},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1999},
    Month = {Mar},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1999/5208.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-99-1045},
    Abstract = {The design of an institutional building may have to satisfy a large number of requirements given by the client.  Some of these constraints include the type, number, and area of the rooms that the building should contain, and the proximity relationships among those rooms. Although it is important to maintain consistency between the building specifications and layout design, it can be a tedious and difficult task for the architect to verify these constraints by hand repeatedly. We have developed an architectural CAD tool that can perform various evaluations to make certain that the user requirements are preserved during design evolution. We have also developed a new representation for describing proximity relationships between pairs of room types concisely and unambiguously. This new representation provides more flexibility and expressibility in defining the different ways that spaces should be grouped together than the traditional adjacency matrix.}
}

EndNote citation:

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