The objective of this PhD research is to investigate how best to use computational search processes in the early phase of design. Search algorithms are implemented in combination with parametric models of different kinds of geometry, with the purpose of studying various building performances.
This PhD thesis is divided in three parts. The first part is entitled “The concept of Search in Architectural Design” and it is presents the conceptual framework for this research. The second part is called “Search Algorithms for Architectural design” and it presents the mathematical and computational theory involved in the research. The third part is called “Applications of computational Search” and as the name suggests, it presents all of the applications of the concepts explained before.