Generative Urban Fabric

This research project provides a comparative analysis of vector field methods for automatically generating urban fabric geometries, develops algorithms for road and land parcel generation and introduces the Rhino/Grasshopper plugin UrbanFab which implements these methods.

Vector field initialization, optimization and streamline generation methods.
Urban Fab plugin field generation and evaluation components.
Tile convexity analysis (left), Streamline continuity analysis (right).
On-going work applies UrbanFab within a generative urban design tool: streamlines are implemented in breadth-first splitting to create parcels and an associated road network.


PI: F Peter Ortner
Co PI: Song Peng (SUTD ISTD)
Research Assistant: Zebin Chen

Funding: URA Strategic Partnership Grant