Faculty of Architecture & Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
*Corresponding author: Marc Aurel Schnabel, Faculty of Architecture & Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Submission: August 01, 2018 Published: September 04, 2018
ISSN 2639-0574Volume2 Issue2
The paper presents a framework to develop participatory urban design decision-making interfaces for the early stage of design. We produce a parametric integrated system to generate urban configurations that relate to functional areas, land-divisions, construction cost and possible revenue. We speculate this kind of interface can engage stakeholders in urban design decision-making processes. The paper presents instruments to cater urban parameters according to the interests of the designer and need of the design context. As a proof of concept, we have tested the interface in a low-density suburb of Wellington, New Zealand. We conclude the paper with an overview of our virtual design communication instruments that offer further participatory engagement throughout an urban design process.
Keywords: Parametric urban design; Decision-making; Virtual reality; Urban form