Genetic Form Miner

Developing digital tools to generate form

PLP Labs developed Genetic Form Mining (GFM), a multi-parameter digital tool that ‘mine’ the most optimal architectural form for a building within a given set of planning constraints. The tool primarily uses height and setback compliance checks to determine results. It is influenced by constraints such as daylight compensation, which prescribes minimum and maximum base heights, sky exposure planes, and permitted encroachments and recesses.

  • Using building regulations to inform building form
  • The potential of digital tools to speed up the human decision-making process
  • A functional tool that greatly speeds up the process of finding a building form and floor plate based on regulation
  • Optimisation of available floor plate, greater than with other tools or manual calculation