Abstract

The paper investigates and assesses different room acoustics software and the opportunities they offer to engage in parametric acoustics workflow and to influence architectural designs. The first step consists in the testing and benchmarking of different tools on the basis of accuracy, speed and interoperability with Grasshopper 3d. The focus will be placed to the benchmarking of three different acoustic analysis tools based on raytracing. To compare the accuracy and speed of the acoustic evaluation across different tools, a homogeneous set of acoustic parameters is chosen. The room acoustics parameters included in the set are reverberation time (EDT, RT30), clarity (C50), loudness (G), and definition (D50). Scenarios are discussed for determining at different design stages the most suitable acoustic tool. Those scenarios are characterized, by the use of less accurate but fast evaluation tools to be used in early design stages, or by more accurate but slower tools for later-stage design stage detailing and delivery phases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShoCK! – Sharing of Computable Knowledge! : Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Rome, Italy, 20th-22nd September 2017, Volume 1
EditorsAntonio Fioravanti, Stefano Cursi, Salma Elahmar, Silvia Gargaro, Gianluigi Loffreda, Gabriele Novembri, Armando Trento
Volume2
Place of PublicationRome
PublishereCAADe
Publication date2017
Pages603-610
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-91207-13-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event35th Annual International Conference of eCAADe – Educational and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe - Rome, Italy
Duration: 20 Sep 201722 Sep 2017
Conference number: 35

Conference

Conference35th Annual International Conference of eCAADe – Educational and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Number35
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period20/09/201722/09/2017

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Bibliographical note

All papers from conference proceedings are also publised as individuel papers in CulmlnCAD as is a cumulative index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures.

Keywords

  • Geometrical Acoustics
  • Parametric design
  • Real-time acoustic analysis
  • Virtual reality

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Parigi, D., Svidt, K., Molin, E., & Bard, D. (2017). Parametric Room Acoustic Workflows: Review and future perspectives. In A. Fioravanti, S. Cursi, S. Elahmar, S. Gargaro, G. Loffreda, G. Novembri, & A. Trento (Eds.), ShoCK! – Sharing of Computable Knowledge!: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Rome, Italy, 20th-22nd September 2017, Volume 1 (Vol. 2, pp. 603-610). Rome: eCAADe.
Parigi, Dario ; Svidt, Kjeld ; Molin, Erik ; Bard, Delphine . / Parametric Room Acoustic Workflows : Review and future perspectives. ShoCK! – Sharing of Computable Knowledge!: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Rome, Italy, 20th-22nd September 2017, Volume 1. editor / Antonio Fioravanti ; Stefano Cursi ; Salma Elahmar ; Silvia Gargaro ; Gianluigi Loffreda ; Gabriele Novembri ; Armando Trento. Vol. 2 Rome : eCAADe, 2017. pp. 603-610
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Parigi, D, Svidt, K, Molin, E & Bard, D 2017, Parametric Room Acoustic Workflows: Review and future perspectives. in A Fioravanti, S Cursi, S Elahmar, S Gargaro, G Loffreda, G Novembri & A Trento (eds), ShoCK! – Sharing of Computable Knowledge!: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Rome, Italy, 20th-22nd September 2017, Volume 1. vol. 2, eCAADe, Rome, pp. 603-610, 35th Annual International Conference of eCAADe – Educational and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Rome, Italy, 20/09/2017.

Parametric Room Acoustic Workflows : Review and future perspectives. / Parigi, Dario; Svidt, Kjeld; Molin, Erik; Bard, Delphine .

ShoCK! – Sharing of Computable Knowledge!: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Rome, Italy, 20th-22nd September 2017, Volume 1. ed. / Antonio Fioravanti; Stefano Cursi; Salma Elahmar; Silvia Gargaro; Gianluigi Loffreda; Gabriele Novembri; Armando Trento. Vol. 2 Rome : eCAADe, 2017. p. 603-610.

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Parigi D, Svidt K, Molin E, Bard D. Parametric Room Acoustic Workflows: Review and future perspectives. In Fioravanti A, Cursi S, Elahmar S, Gargaro S, Loffreda G, Novembri G, Trento A, editors, ShoCK! – Sharing of Computable Knowledge!: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Rome, Italy, 20th-22nd September 2017, Volume 1. Vol. 2. Rome: eCAADe. 2017. p. 603-610