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Proceedings of CAD'14, 2014, 79-81
Building Massing Optimization in the Conceptual Design Phase

Y.-S. Huang, W.-S. Chang, S.-G. Shih, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Abstract. Taipei is the most densely populated city in Taiwan. Land is very expensive and living environment is crowded. Evaluation of shadow of building allocation and building massing estimate are two most important tasks of an architect in the conceptual design phase. Architect proposing the best-optimal object measurement solution in the conceptual design phase is the key to a successful development. The best-optimal solution in this investigation is to be able to derive a massing algorithm for maximum floor area and gross floor area.  According to the interview results in this investigation, architects are used Excel to calculate the legal area. AutoCAD is used to draw 2D diagrams for rule checking. 3D MAX is used to simulate relationship between mass location and the environment, these methods and tools are used currently in the conceptual design phase in Taiwan. This investigation concludes that conceptual design phase requires a rule evaluation method that can be linked to BIM Software Tool. This investigation focuses on a site being evaluated for development. The site is located in proximity to Xikou Primary School in Ching-Fu Street of Wenshan District, Taipei City. This type of site is suitable for constructing a complete legal system framework.

Keywords. Building massing, optimization, dimensionless, genetic algorithm

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2014.79-81