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The potential of non-manifold topology in the early design stages

Jabi, Wassim ORCID: 2015. The potential of non-manifold topology in the early design stages. Combs, Lonn and Perry, Chris, eds. Computational Ecologies: Design in the Anthropocene. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, University of Cincinnati, pp. 381-393.

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The importance of decisions made during the early design stages has prompted researchers to advocate the use of building performance simulation (BPS) during that stage. This paper investigates non-manifold topology (NTM) as a novel approach to 3D modelling that has the potential to be highly compatible with the early design stages and with the input requirements for BPS. The proposed approach avoids the process of simplifying polyhedral models produced by Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to conduct BPS. In particular, NTM allows for a clear segmentation of a building, unambiguous space boundaries, and perfectly matched surfaces and glazing subsurfaces. The NTM approach was tested through a software prototype that integrates 3D modelling software and an energy simulation engine.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: University of Cincinnati
ISBN: 9780692537268
Date of Acceptance: 20 October 2015
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 09:28

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