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Course Name
Turkish Mimari Tasarımda Evrimsel Yaklaşımlar
English Evolutionary Approaches in Architectural Design
Course Code
MBL 601 Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language Turkish
Course Coordinator Gülen Çağdaş
Gülen Çağdaş
Ethem Gürer
Course Objectives Using genetic algorithms and evolutionary approaches in the creative processes of architectural design;
To take advantage of evolutionary approaches and processes found in nature as a source of inspiration, while solving problems in architecture field;
Using L-systems, cellular automata and emergent systems in architectural design;
Analyzing and researching processes and forms found in nature in the form searching stage of architectural design;
Using computer as a partner in the idea generation phase of the design process.
Course Description Usage of genetic algorithms in architectural design, genetic architecture; Generation of forms in digital architectural design, and sample models; Genetic algorithms in creative architectural design and role of evolutionary design; Genetic evolution; Terminology of genetic algorithms; Genetic algorithm technique and phases; Genetic algorithm operators; Genetic algorithm parameters; Evolution in design process; Evolutionary design optimization, evolutionary art; Creative evolutionary design; Evolutionary approaches in design process; Evolutionary healing in design; Evolution of solids, object design, Interactive evolutionary computation model; Evolutionary approaches in creativity; Evolutionary idea searches; Integrated evolutionary design; Biomimesis, Lindenmayer systems, cellular automata and emergent systems in architecture; Evolution of house design, shape evolution, floor plan design model; Evaluation of creative design; Evolutionary model examples for creative design.
Course Outcomes
Required Facilities
Other References Estevez, A. T.; Puigarnau, A.; Perez, A. I.; Dollens, D.; Perez-Mendez, A.; Ruiz, M. J. and Planella, A., (2003), “Architectures/Arquitectura Geneticas”, Lumen Books.

Flake, G.W., (2000), “The Computational Beauty of Nature - Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation”, MIT Press.

Frazer, J., (1995), “An Evolutionary Architecture”, Architectural Association Pub.

Hensel, M., Menges, A., (2007), Morpho-Ecologies, Towards Heterogeneous Space In Architecture Design, AA Publications.

Bentley, P., (1999), Evolutionary Design By Computers, Morgan Kaufmann.
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