MODULAR DATA ARCHITECTURE FOR PREPARATION, ANNOTATION AND EXCHANGE FOR CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
This project supports co-design by addressing the interoperability challenge posed by heterogeneous computational workflows in interdisciplinary building projects. This interoperability challenge arises from monolithic software architectures in the architecture, engineering and construction industry that bundle various functions together but are incompatible with other software, for example building information modelling software. To explore and evaluate an alternative software architecture, this project will develop a suite of microservices (i.e., composable functions) that not only abstract the dataflows of architectural design processes, but also allow reciprocal feedback by incorporating down-stream data from prefabrication and assembly, thus enabling more seamless co-design. The work programme will assess data exchange requirements in IntCDC with respect to multi-storey timber construction, design a microservice-based architecture encompassing abstracted manipulations and incorporating annotations that support these data exchanges, develop and implement this architecture and evaluate it quantitatively and qualitatively.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Melanie Herschel
Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems (IPVS), University of Stuttgart
Tenure-Track Prof. Dr. Thomas Wortmann
Chair for Computing in Architecture, Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), University of Stuttgart
- Skoury, L., Amtsberg, F., Yang, X., Wagner, H. J., Menges, A., & Wortmann, T. (2022). A Framework for Managing Data in Multi-actor Fabrication Processes (C. Gengnagel, O. Baverel, G. Betti, M. Popescu, M. R. Thomsen, & J. Wurm, Eds.).