Parametric Modelling with GIS

Janssen, P, Stouffs, R, Mohanty, A, Tan, E, and Li, R (2016)

Existing urban planning and design systems and workflows do not effectively support a fast iterative design process capable of generating and evaluating large-scale urban models. One of the key issues is the lack of flexibility in workflows to support iterative design generation. We present and demonstrate a parametric modelling system, Möbius, that can easily be linked to Geographic Information Systems for creating modular workflows, uses a rich topological data structure that allows custom data attributes to be added to geometric entities at any topological level, and is fully web-based.


Möbius: A Parametric Modeller for the Web

Janssen, P, Li, R, and Mohanty, A (2016)

Introduces a prototype parametric modelling system called Mobius, that aims to overcome the limitations of existing visual programming systems. The proposed system integrates associative and imperative programming styles and supports iterative looping and higher order functions.


Automated Generation of BIM Models

Janssen, P, Chen, KW, and Mohanty, A (2016)

In early stages of architectural design, highly simplified minimal models are often preferred while in the later stages maximal Building Information Models (BIM) are required that include the relevant information for detailed design documentation. This research focuses on the transition from minimal to maximal models and proposes a semi-automated workflow that consist of two main steps: analysis and templating. The analysis step starts with the minimal geometric model and decorates this model with a set of semantic and topological attributes. The templating step starts the decorated model and generates a transitional BIM model which can then be readily altered and populated with high resolution building information. A demonstration of two test cases shows the feasibility of the approach.


A System's Evaluation of Global History of Indian Architecture

Sen, Joy, Mohanty, A (2016)

The book explores the System’s approach (SA) i.e the approach streamlining how small parts or things or events influence one another within a sequence of events, which constitutes of to-and-fro causal relationships. The network of such relationships represents a whole, where more than the co-existence of parts, the pattern of relationship gains a higher significance.