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A Critical Review of Computational Creativity in Built Environment Design

UniSA Creative, University of South Australia, Adelaide 5001, Australia
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Buildings 2021, 11(1), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11010029
Received: 10 December 2020 / Revised: 8 January 2021 / Accepted: 12 January 2021 / Published: 15 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Design Creativity in Architecture and Engineering)
Computational creativity in built environment (BE) design has been a subject of research interest in the discipline. This paper presents a critical review of various ways computational creativity has been and can be defined and approached in BE design. The paper examines a comprehensive body of contemporary literature on the topics of creativity, computational creativity, and their assessment to identify levels of computational creativity. The paper then proceeds to a further review of the implications of these levels specifically in BE design. The paper identifies four areas in BE design where computational creativity is relevant. In two areas—synthesis (generation) and analysis—there is considerable literature on lower levels of computational creativity. However, in two other areas—interfacing and communication—even the definition of computational creativity is not as defined and clear for the discipline, and most works only consider the role of computers as a supporting tool or medium. These open up future research opportunities for the discipline. View Full-Text
Keywords: computational creativity; human–computer (co‐)creativity; creativity support tools; built environment design computational creativity; human–computer (co‐)creativity; creativity support tools; built environment design
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Gu, N.; Amini Behbahani, P. A Critical Review of Computational Creativity in Built Environment Design. Buildings 2021, 11, 29. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11010029

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