Semantic-based virtual design environments for architecture

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3D Virtual Environments (VEs) have the potential to reach beyond the limitations of CAD systems and can be utilised as design tools for architecture. This paper introduces a framework of semantic-based Virtual Design Environment(VDE) that aims to provides designers of VEs with virtual observers of designers’ actions (intelligent design agents and collaborative assistant agent) to investigate the current design and respond to these actions when the need arises. The paper presents the development of a representation structure of building-objects and their relationships to be used in constructing building designs in the 3D VDE and outlines sets of design semantics to be incorporated within the VDE
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital design : proceedings of the 21st Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, 17-20 September 2003, Graz University of Technology
EditorsWolfgang Dokonal, Urs Hirschberg
Place of PublicationGraz, Austria
PublisherGraz University of Technology
ISBN (Print)0954118316
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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