Smart Objects

Collaborator: Dustin Eggink, Ellen Yi-Luen Do


In Smart objects, design collaborators(designers, clients and consultants) engage an architectural design in an interactive three-dimensional environment where they may alter objects in the model and compose new formal solutions. Design intentions are embedded into objects as constraints and expressed as behaviors that manifest when the user moves objects in ways that either violate or meet specified constraints.


The chimney and entrance space change colorĀ as they move away from the stairwell.

2001 Smart Objects: Constraints and Behaviors in a 3D Design Environment, D. Eggink, M.Gross, E. Do, in Proceedings of 19th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Helsinki, August 31, 2001, pp 460-465. [pdf]