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Post-disaster Temporary Housing System based on Generative Design Method

Filipe G. Afonso and Jun C. Lu
School of Architecture, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China

Manuscript received November 16, 2020; revised November 20, 2020; accepted February 9, 2021;issue published May 20, 20

Abstract—In the current context of frequent natural disasters in China, this paper chooses to combine computer generative design methods with post-disaster modular temporary housing as a research topic, and studies the architectural generative design method and the temporary resettlement of disaster victims from a new perspective. Architecture is being nowadays radically rethought in the design processes it employs, moving away from the traditional approach of individual 'signature' buildings or from a simply functional design, to the logics of nonlinearity, in which evolutionary intelligence plays an important role. This is a way of creating architectural structures as a result of a programmed system. In particular, the paper aims to develop and explore computer programming processes to quickly generate a modular housing combination method to provide an efficient and scientific post-disaster modular temporary housing design proposal. This research will provide new possibilities for temporary housing settlements for disaster victims in China and a new approach in computational architectural design under this context.

Index Terms—computational design, temporary housing, modularity, generative design, architecture

Cite: Filipe G. Afonso and Jun C. Lu, "Post-disaster Temporary Housing System based on Generative Design Method," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 80-84, May 2021. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.10.2.80-84

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