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Publications: 2022

Exploring a Design Space of Shell and Tensile Structures Generated by AI from Historical Precedents

Mirra Gabriele, Pugnale Alberto

August 2022 | Article

This paper presents the development and application of a computational design tool that can be used to explore an AI-generated design space for the conceptual design of shell and tensile structures. An AI model was trained to extract geometric features from a dataset of 40 well-known design precedents of shell...

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Computational design and robotic fabrication of a self-supporting acoustic shell

Loh Paul, Mirra Gabriele, Leggett David, Pugnale Alberto

July 2022 | Conference Paper

]This paper presents the development and application of a computational workflow for the design and fabrication of acoustic concrete shells. The workflow allows controlling the shape of small, curved panels that can be assembled into continuous surfaces. The panels are designed to comply with the robotic fabrication requirements of a...

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Expertise, playfulness and analogical reasoning: three strategies to train Artificial Intelligence for design applications

Mirra Gabriele, Pugnale Alberto

March 2022 | Article

This paper presents a theoretical framework for the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in architectural and structural design processes, and it is complemented by some practical applications. The aim is to demonstrate that AI can be used to simulate certain aspects of human cognition and can therefore be integrated into...

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An Artificial Intelligence Agent That Synthesises Visual Abstractions of Natural Forms to Support the Design of Human-Made Habitat Structures

Mirra Gabriele, Holland Alexander, Roudavski Stanislav, Wijnands Jasper & Pugnale Alberto

March 2022 | Article

Biodiversity is in a state of global collapse. Among the main drivers of this crisis is habitat degradation that destroys living spaces for animals, birds, and other species. Design and provision of human-made replacements for natural habitat structures can alleviate this situation. Can emerging knowledge in ecology, design, and artificial...

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