Tools for the Co-designing of Housing Transformations: A Study on Interaction and Visualization Modes

Sara Eloy, Micaela Raposo, Fábio Costa, Pieter E. Vermaas

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Abstract

In this paper we present and assess tools for visualizing architectonic modifications of existing housing in co-design projects with inhabitants. These tools should enable inhabitants to explore and understand design variations of alterations of their houses. This contribution is part of ongoing research on the use of artificial realities for supporting the transformations of existing housing in architectonically responsible ways. Such transformations may be needed after the delivery of housing, say after five years or later, due to changed regulation, the need of updates or changed living conditions of inhabitants. For arriving at architectonically responsible transformations, we use shape grammar system for defining possible modifications of the housing. For empowering inhabitants to understand and explore these modifications to their housing, we develop a transformation grammar tool—MyChanges—to visualize the modifications by three visualization modes, from fully immersive to non-immersive. Interviews and tests with real inhabitants were performed, and preliminary conclusions show that a tool like the MyChanges would have a good acceptance among inhabitants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal Methods in Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Formal Methods in Architecture (5FMA), Lisbon 2020
EditorsSara Eloy, David Leite Viana, Franklim Morais, Jorge Vieira Vaz
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages91-100
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-57509-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-57508-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event5th International Symposium on Formal Methods in Architecture - , Portugal
Duration: 1 Jan 2022 → …
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Formal Methods in Architecture
Abbreviated title5FMA
CountryPortugal
Period1/01/22 → …

Keywords

  • Generative design tool
  • Participatory design
  • Users’ feedback
  • Virtual reality

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