A smarter method for architectural design optimisation
A subfield of engineering, architectural design optimisation (ADO) can prove useful when designing zero energy buildings. However, ADO's impact remains rather restricted due to the lack of optimisers dedicated to multi-objective constrained optimisation problems (CMOPs) and the absence of industry-validated evidence on ADO benefits. The EU-funded OPTIshell project will fit ADO with an innovative optimisation algorithm based on swarm intelligence (SI) apposite for CMOPs. The results will provide decisive information on the applicability of SI methods for CMOPs in the design domain and will demonstrate ADO benefits through the optimisation and construction of the solar timber gridshell prototype powered by flexible perovskites modules.