SFB "Advanced Computational Design"
The main research question addressed by the SFB “Advanced Computational Design” is how to advance design tools and processes through multi- and interdisciplinary basic research in the areas of digital architecture, integrated building design, computer graphics and virtual reality, discrete and applied geometry, and computational mechanics.
Integrating AEC Domain Knowledge-Synthesis 2.0
Iva Kovacic* (TU Wien), Project Lead with Michael Hensel (TU Wien); Peter Ferschin (TU Wien)
SP2 aims to develop a workflow that captures tangible and intangible design aspects by coupling several concepts: a semantic sketchbook, related ontologies and links to computational platforms, such as BIM; and to deliver a proof of concept on a theater stage-design use case, and evaluate the workflow within a student experiment (design studio class).
This subproject links all other subprojects through joint creation of ontologies, integration of specific tools and student experiments and testing. The goal of this project is to develop a mixed reality sketching application for architectural design. The application should integrate novel semantic sketching techniques (e.g. with tablet and pen) with physical proxy objects in a mixed reality environment (e.g Hololens 2). It should allow sketching in 2D and 3D at a model-oriented scale as well as in full scale.
The sketches need to be converted into parametric models, which will be used in other applications of the SFB. Furthermore, the designed objects will be targeted for their evaluation in a stage design context (e.g. full-scale lab or theater stages). A close collaboration will integrate semantic information via ontologies and simulation results to aid the evaluation of design goals.
Michael Wimmer (TU Wien)
Subprojects, project leader*, involved senior researcher:
Integrating AEC Domain Knowledge-Synthesis 2.0:
Iva Kovacic* (TU Wien);
Michael Hensel (TU Wien);
Peter Ferschin (TU Wien)
Kristina Schinegger* (Universität
Tobias Hell (Universität Innsbruck),
Florian Rist (TU Wien)
Lighting Simulation For Architectural
Michael Wimmer* (TU Wien);
Georg Suter (TU Wien)
Large-Scale Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality:
Hannes Kaufmann* (TU Wien);
Christian Kern (TU Wien)
Higher Order Paneling of Architectural Freeform Surfaces:
Martin Kilian* (TU Wien);
Udo-Hertrich Jeromin, Christian Müller (TU Wien)
Flexible Quad-Surfaces for
Ivan Izmestiev* (TU Wien);
Georg Nawratil (TU Wien)
Linking Mechanics fo Form-finding of Plant-based Bio-composite Structures:
Josef Füssl (TU Wien)
Material- and Structurally informed
Milena Stavric (TU Graz)