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dc.contributor.advisorNeri Oxman.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Ramon Elias.en_US
dc.contributor.otherProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-15T22:00:05Z
dc.date.available2020-09-15T22:00:05Z
dc.date.copyright2020en_US
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/127484
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, May, 2020en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from the official PDF of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 73-80).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research aims to create architectural geometries that are driven by performance -- in light, energy, and structure. Given a new relationship between building matter and environment, built artifacts and envelopes no longer act as passive shells, but actively shape and interact with their surroundings. Our built environment is one of the main contributors to climate change. Tackling this global challenge requires rethinking current design methodologies and workflows. How can we create buildings of the future that work together with their environment and embody a new design paradigm where architectural geometry works together with the forces of nature, using material and light as design drivers? Proposing a new design framework for the human habitat, this thesis investigates building envelopes of the future. For this, photon mapping is evaluated as an advanced lighting simulation method for optically complex structures on an architectural scale. We investigate workflows driven by artificial intelligence (AI) to open new ways for design space exploration and generation that map geometric data to light behavior. Furthermore, we see how building scale illuminance and structural performance can be combined to unlock design potential and create a new architectural vocabulary.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ramon Elias Weber.en_US
dc.format.extent83 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses may be protected by copyright. Please reuse MIT thesis content according to the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy, which is available through the URL provided.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectProgram in Media Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.titleGeometries of lighten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc1193021635en_US
dc.description.collectionS.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciencesen_US
dspace.imported2020-09-15T22:00:04Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeMasteren_US
mit.thesis.departmentMediaen_US


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