Today, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, and this number will increase to 70 percent by 2050. Cities already account for 75 percent of the energy consumed worldwide and are responsible for 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. The potential energy-saving is huge, as buildings account for about 40 percent of the global energy demand. This resource demand for buildings could be minimized through holistic carbon neutral design coding with integrated life-cycle scenarios, intelligent project delivery and synchronous digital manufacturing processes. For policy makers and the building industry, intelligent long-term solutions are required to reduce the impact of design, consumption of scare resources and the impact on the environment. This essay evaluates case studies and how the future of computationally developed carbon neutral architecture will affect the design and integrated practice through parametric-topological and/or algorithmic modeling. The findings within the essay suggest that these synchronous design tools offer new visions in the Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) with integrated digital factory-to-file manufacturing processes. These emerging planning protocols for industrial-scaled modes of production for carbon neutral buildings go beyond the novel of design coding.
|Keywords:||Parametric-algorithmic Design, Design Coding, Carbon-neutral Buildings, Digital Manufacturing|
Professor, Sustainability and Design, Environmental Systems in Architecture, Advanced Building Systems Integration, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA