Machine Learning Methods in Energy Simulations for Architects and Designers: The implementation of supervised machine learning in the context of the computational design process

Adam Sebestyen, Jakub Tyc*

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Abstract

Application of Machine Learning (ML) in the field of architecture is a worthwhiletopic to discuss in the context of digital architecture. Authors propose to extendthis discussion, presenting an integrated ML pipeline built with thestate-of-the-art data science tools. To investigate the affordances of suchpipelines, an ML model being able to predict the environmental metrics of ageneralized facade system is created. This approach is valid for arbitraryfacades, as long as the proposed design could be discretized in the formanalogous to the data generated for the ML model training. The presentedexperiment evaluates the precision of the sunlight hours and radiation valuespredictions, aiming at the application in the early design phases. Conductedinvestigation builds up on the knowledge embedded in the Grasshopper andLadybug toolsets. Potential application of Convolutional Neural Networks andcategorical datasets for classifications tasks to increase the precision of the MLmodels have been identified. Possibility to extend the approach beyond theworkspace of Rhino and Grasshopper is suggested. Further research outlook,investigating the data pattern recognition capabilities in relation to thethree-dimensional forms discretized as multidimensional arrays, is stated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECAADE 2020
Subtitle of host publicationAnthropologic Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age
EditorsLiss C. Werner, Dietma4r Koering
Pages613 - 622
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event38th eCAADe Conference: Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age … From smart to behavioral … From digital to material: eCAADe 2020 - Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Virtuell, Germany
Duration: 14 Sep 202018 Sep 2020
Conference number: 38
http://www.ecaade.org/prev-conf/archive/ecaade2020/

Conference

Conference38th eCAADe Conference: Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age … From smart to behavioral … From digital to material
Abbreviated titleeCAADe2020
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin, Virtuell
Period14/09/2018/09/20
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