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Acoustic Performance-Based Design: A Brief Overview of the Opportunities and Limits in Current Practice

Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Acoustics 2020, 2(2), 246-278; https://doi.org/10.3390/acoustics2020016
Received: 4 April 2020 / Revised: 24 April 2020 / Accepted: 26 April 2020 / Published: 1 May 2020
Current development in digital design, combined with the growing awareness of the importance of building performance, had drawn attention to performance-based design (PBD) in architecture. PBD benefits both design workflow and outcome, allowing one to control the performance of the design proposal since early design phases. The paper aims to explore its current application in the acoustic field, where its potential is still little exploited in architectural practice. A set of built case studies is collected and briefly analyzed with the aim to shed some light on the state of the art of the application of acoustic performance-based design (APBD) in practice. The analysis suggests that in order to encourage the application of APBD it is needed on one side to enhance the integration and interoperability among modeling and simulation tools, and on the other side to improve the acoustic knowledge and programming skills of the architectural practitioners. View Full-Text
Keywords: performance-based design; acoustic design; digital workflow; architectural design; design optimization; form-finding performance-based design; acoustic design; digital workflow; architectural design; design optimization; form-finding
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Badino, E.; Shtrepi, L.; Astolfi, A. Acoustic Performance-Based Design: A Brief Overview of the Opportunities and Limits in Current Practice. Acoustics 2020, 2, 246-278.

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