Journal article

Optioneering in Collaborative Design Practice

Dominik Holzer

International Journal of Architectural Computing | SAGE Publications | Published : 2010


The discourse about computational support of collaborative architectural design has in recent years mainly focused on the topic of Building Information Modeling (BIM). In this paper, the method of ‘optioneering’ is presented that, in contrast to current BIM capabilities, assists designers and consultants to resolve design problems through integrated analyses across disciplines in the early stages of design. Although the method of ‘optioneering’ has only recently been adapted in building practice, it has been preceded by manifold efforts by researchers in the field of design and computation over the past two decades. At the end of this paper the computational framework ‘DesignLink’ will be di..

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