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Research Seminar and Workshop | 22-23 May 2014 | Politecnico di Milano
Visibility related concepts overlap between spatial
architectural analysis and configurational
geometry. Novel tools for visibility analysis
developed at Aedas and based on computational
geometry are presented. In particular, interactive
‘isovist’ tools are proposed as support tools in the
design practice for real-time validations of design
schemes. Beside visibility analysis, tools allow to
compute topological infrastructure analysis
problems, like spatial resilience, shortest paths,
occupancy patterns, flows and distances in space.
Beside the open frontal seminar, a practical
workshop to test tools is offered to students.
CHRISTIAN DERIX MSc Dip Arch | Director of Computational Design Research
Christian founded Aedas' Research & Development Group in 2004. He leads the Computational Design
Research Group [CDR] that develops computational design applications for generative and analytical design
processes in architecture with an emphasis on properties of space and human occupation. Recently, the work
of CDR has been shortlisted for various design prices and research awards like the Compasso d’Oro in Italy
and won the commendation of the President’s Medal for Practice Research of the Royal Institute of British
Architects [RIBA]. Christian finished his architectural studies with an MSc in Computing & Design and has
been teaching and researching the subject at the University of East London, University College London,
Politecnico di Milano and Technical University Vienna. After graduating in 2001, he became joint-director with
Paul Coates of the Centre for Evolutionary Computing in Architecture [CECA] at University of East London.
He is currently completing a PhD on the subject of Computational Design at TU Vienna.
ÅSMUND IZAKI | senior designer and researcher at Aedas R&D
where he joined the Computational Design and Research group in 2007. During his time with Aedas he has been researching and implementing new
forms of furniture design, architecture and urban planning through code. This takes the form of interactive
tools and methods that have been applied in projects both internally and as an external service or in collaboration
with industry or academic partners. Åsmund holds an MArch from NTNU, Norway and is regularly invited
to lead courses and workshops on interdisciplinary topics related to design and technology.
Organizers: Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana Fausto Curti, DAStU POLIMI (Eugenio Morello, Barbara Piga, Rossella Salerno with Laura Cibien and Anna Legnani)