Architecture Research Lab is a design and research consultancy located in Berkeley, California. Architecture Research Lab provides services, products and training in order for our partners to take full advantage of the spectrum of digital and physical tools available for rigorous evaluation and elegant manipulation of a building project throughout the design process.
12.01.2012 - Catch up on the History of BIM.
Housing Agency System (HAS): Multi-Criteria Satisficing & Mass-Customization of Homes is an article describing a generative design system for the design of single family homes.
Using evaluative measures an operation room layout is described and measured for compliance with an adjacency matrix, providing a score for how well a given layout performs for operational efficiency and patient experience.
The circulation in a typical skyscraper through an elevator that is closed off on all sides, reveals little to an occupant of a building concerning the activity taking place within.
A brief history of Building Information Modeling, the software that has disrupted traditional methods of representation and collaboration in architecture.
The boundary between temporary and permanent has always been a subject of inquiry for architects. Temporary building systems are often thought of as sub-par, while closer examination shows that all architecture is temporary
Multi-Objective Design Optimization city is a proposal for an evolutionary master plan organizing the growth for a ultra high density urban village, near Chengdu, China. Completed for the first annual Vertical Cities Asia…
Optimizing Envelopes is a multi-objective optimization experiment that puts spatial layout requirements up against solar gain.