Mathematical Planning for Architectural and Urban Space Design

Built-environments should be designed with best Location, Distribution and Configuration. Location is the condition in that the various elements are arranged in appropriate distances. Distribution is the condition in that the appropriate size and number of elements are allocated to corresponding needs or wants. Configuration is the condition in that various elements are appropriately seen and accessible to each other, people choose paths to go around in, encounter different individuals or groups, and communicate appropriately so that they keep better society. Good design of these three elements enables us to create beautiful, comfortable, and healthy environments. If the spaces were not appropriately designed, even with very high performance equipment or strong structural system, people would not gather, a large number of people would not use, or the spaces would be obsoleted and unsafe, therefore cause social malaise. Our laboratory studies on Location, Distribution and Configuration in order to realize best designs of architecture and urban space. We suggest several original approaches for that: researches to find the evidences for better design of Location, Distribution and Configuration through the analysis of spatial system and the investigation of human activities or assessments; developments of optimal design method using mathematical modeling of human activities; developments of new design and simulation methods. We strongly welcome those who like to think of logically better (or best) architectural and urban space design.



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