After Abstraction, before Figuration

Chun Man Tu, June Hao Hou

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Abstract

In the era of three-dimensional (3D) informatics, the 3D point cloud modeling algorithm has the potential to further develop. In this study, we attempt to eliminate the limitations of the traditional reverse modeling method and directly turn point cloud data into the material for innovative architectural design by integrating 3D point cloud modeling into the CAD/CAM platform(Rhino/Grasshopper) most widely used by parametric designers. In this way, the randomly ordered point cloud model can be regenerated and reordered according to the designer's requirements. In addition, point cloud data can be spatially segmented and morphologically evolved according to the designer's preferences to construct a 3D model with higher efficiency and more dynamic real-time adjustment compared with the triangular mesh model. Moreover, when a computer vision technique is integrated into the point cloud design process, the point cloud model can be further used to more efficiently achieve rapid visualization, artisticization, and form adjustment. Therefore, point cloud modeling can not only be applied to the spatial structure presentation of building information modeling(BIM) but also can provide further opportunities for creative architectural design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRE
Subtitle of host publicationAnthropocene, Design in the Age of Humans - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
EditorsDominik Holzer, Walaiporn Nakapan, Anastasia Globa, Immanuel Koh
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages519-528
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891741
StatePublished - 2020
Event25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 Aug 20206 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameRE: Anthropocene, Design in the Age of Humans - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
Volume2

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period5/08/206/08/20

Keywords

  • Computer vision
  • Point set registration
  • Regeneration
  • Three-dimensional point-cloud model
  • Topology optimization

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