Procedural Architecture Project - DH 101 at EPFL

Anderson, Paul, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, paul.anderson@epfl.ch

Choi, Byung-Geun, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, byung-geun.choi@epfl.ch

Procedural architecture is a growing area within the discipline of Digital Humanities and has many potential applications in terms of research, education, and media. Maïm et al. [1] developed a model of Pompeii with the goal of visualizing everyday life. Their model represents pedestrian interactions and includes a level of detail aspect, which is important because procedural architecture methods are still limited by computing power. Dylla et al. [2] migrated from a manually created model of Rome to a procedurally generated version. They keep the high-detail models of major landmarks and use procedural architecture methods to fill in the rest of the city based on building type. This, essentially, is the goal of procedural architecture: to create an easier method to develop large and rich models of cities which is capable of filling in…

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