This paper explores ways that digital design modelling can support the human facility for reconciling multiple, often conflicting requirements and goals. We detail a project that explores the design application and advanced construction of highly custom architecture for tuning architectural shape and surfaces to manage sound in open work areas. The research focuses on the way in which digital fabrication and advanced manufacturing techniques can support this highly custom approach to the combination of architectural surface, materiality and auditory perception. A set of evaluation criteria is selected by the users and it is organised in a hierarchy to determine the design outcome.
Humanizing Digital Reality: Design Modelling Symposium, Paris 2017