Simulation Driven Design

The culture of design has evolved to a more multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach that involves data gathering and physical simulations. An architectural configuration today is expected to model various factors that implicate conflicting changes to the formation of morphologies. The burden of simulations has extended from design verification to design driving and speculation.

Simulation Driven Design allows for multidisciplinary processes to coexist in a single environment that drives the design evolution, encouraging one to explore a broader solution space. This allows for validation of the physical aspects in the building design during the early stages of the development and releases the designer from the usual project constraints. It also accounts for the different environmental aspects to be addressed taking into consideration material resourcefulness, performance, and tectonics.


Samir Al-Azri