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Assigning identity and cultural value to the computational design approach.

The cultural values which identify and link local, regional or national communities seem in danger of being overwhelmed by the relentless influence of the globalization of production. The policies are not able to bring cultural values and production back into a balanced ecology. Nonetheless, the information revolution and digital technologies open up architecture and design to unlimited alternative systems and options. The computational technology generates products that conform to the complexity as it enables us to operate the systems in an optimal way. The infinite possibilities of this approach have a potential to fulfill the demands of the new markets with the aim of preserving the cultural values.

The subject of my research is creating a design model by generating (coding) artificial DNA for the buildings that have strong identity and cultural value which is able to integrate with the most recent algorithms available to maximize functionality and efficiency of future buildings. The aim of the project is to design a model to assign identity and cultural value as a constituent to a computer-aided design approach that allows us to produce systems that are highly adaptable and responsive to the constantly changing conditions and needs of all parties. Therefore the main question of the research is: ”How can identity and cultural values in architecture be captured in a computational model?”

I will construct my research on design science methodology since the aim of the research is to create an innovative, purposeful artefact to preserving the cultural values in danger. During the my research, I plan to do a significant amount of data collection in all relevant disciplines. This phase also involves the generation of diagrams for the construction of the model. In the second year, I will focus on constructing the model, and the task will consist of making analyses using computational processes. After this period, I expect to have a model to improve and support it with empirical methods. It aims to integrate the model with some algorithms that have been proven to be efficient in the field of design by simulating series of dynamic scenarios. I expect to reach outcomes that effectively target both technology-oriented and management-oriented audiences.

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