Mar 2008

Volumetric, Associative Computational Modeling Technique

Spacegraphs represent design space as network of its partitioning into generic elements nodes, edges, facets and cells. Spacegraphs are a description of spatial relationships of generated, actuated or sensed sets of elements, which facilitate generation of aware informational or material structures. As such they are a generic tool for architectural design exploration and to inform the behavior of interactive environments. Smartvolumes is a first exploration into Spacegraphs, to be used for real-time conceptual design exploration. 

The top image shows the outcome of a Spacegraph query, or SpaceQuery, which traverses the network according to types of relations and specified types of nodes in the neighborhood. The query returns design features, in this case a set of facets that form a surface.