Evolutionary Optimization

Evolutionary Optimization of Parametric Structures
Understanding Structure and Architecture as a whole from Early Design Stages

Aitor Almaraz
Degree in Architecture Thesis
Construction Technologies Deparment
ETSAC · University of A Coruña

Despite the fact that parametric tools have an undeniable potential, nowadays there are very few references where they are used not only as a mean of structural optimization but also as a link between structures and the architectural space.

This thesis by Aitor Almaraz aims to explore the possibilities of the implementation of parametric design as a linking tool for architectural spatial decisions, structure and costs -in economic and energetic terms-  to analyze and determine their performance when implemented from early stages of the architectural design.

Furthermore, through several case studies this thesis analyzes if the given solutions are feasible by comparing results with those achieved by widely studied professional tools.

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