Peter Buš

Peter Buš
Peter Buš | Architecture | Computational Design | Research

Master of Arts in Architecture, Master of Architecture in Design for Manufacture Ph.D.

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Introduction
In his research agenda Peter concentrates on the development of custom-based computational environments, design workflows and simulation strategies within the field of Responsive and Adaptive Cities focusing on end-users’ perspective. This includes the development of design frameworks for urban and participatory design activities and experimental modelling and building strategies for architecture. The scope of his research is mainly focused on the phenomenon of emergence within natural and built environments and how complex relational qualities influence forms of architecture and cities.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
University of Kent
Position
  • Lecturer
May 2016 - August 2018
ETH Zurich
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2015 - August 2015
Singapore ETH Centre
Position
  • Research Assistant

Publications

Publications (21)
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This research investigates the notion of builders’ on-site engagement to physically build architectural interventions based on their demands, spatial requirements, and collaborative improvisation enhanced with the principles of uniqueness and bespoke solutions which are previously explored in computational models. The paper compares and discusses t...
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The DeCodingSpaces Toolbox for Grasshopper is a collection of analytical and generative components for algorithmic architectural and urban planning. The toolbox is free software released by the Computational Planning Group (CPlan) and is a result of long term collaboration between academic institutions and praxis partners across the globe with the...
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The paper theorises and elaborates the idea of crowd-driven assemblies for flexible and adaptive constructions utilising automatic technologies and participatory activities within the context of twenty-first century cities. As economic and technological movements and shifts in society and cultures are present and ongoing, the building technology ne...
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This research proposes a framework for signal processing and information fusion of spatial-temporal multi-sensor data pertaining to understanding patterns of humans physiological changes in an urban environment. The framework includes signal frequency unification, signal pairing, signal filtering, signal quantification, and data labeling. Furthermo...
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Despite ubiquitous urbanization and worldwide standardization, there is a lack of better differentiation between cities toward more customized environments. Although current advancements in computational design and digital fabrication technologies have been successfully applied in various architectural scales, they have rarely, if ever, been implem...
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The identity of an urban environment is important because it contributes to self-identity, a sense of community, and a sense of place. However, under present-day conditions, the identities of expanding cities are rapidly deteriorating and vanishing, especially in the case of Asian cities. Therefore, cities need to build their urban identity, which...
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This article is motivated by the fact that in Cape Town, South Africa, approximately 7.5 million people live in informal settlements and focuses on potential upgrading strategies for such sites. To this end, we developed a computational method for rapid urban design prototyping. The corresponding planning tool generates urban layouts including stre...
Conference Paper
Urban water spaces, lakes and rivers have played a key role in socioeconomic and spatial development of cities throughout centuries. There is an increasing trend in creating floating neighbourhoods and spaces on water worldwide. Design of floating urban spaces is complex ; it requires incorporation of advanced computational tools to ensure correct...
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Public spaces play an important role in the processes of formation, generation and change of urban identity. Under present day conditions, the identities of cities are rapidly deteriorating and vanishing. Therefore, the importance of urban design, which is a means of designing urban spaces and their physical and social aspects, is ever growing. Thi...
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In this paper, we present a method for generating fast conceptual urban design prototypes. We synthesize spatial configurations for street net- works, parcels and building volumes. Therefore, we address the problem of implementing custom data structures for these configurations and how the generation process can be controlled and parameterized. We...
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In this paper, we present a method for generating fast conceptual urban design prototypes. We synthesize spatial configurations for street networks, parcels and building volumes. Therefore, we address the problem of implementing custom data structures for these configurations and how the generation process can be controlled and parameterized. We ex...
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Although Cape Town city in South Africa is generally regarded as the most stable and prosperous city in the region, there are still approximately 7.5 million people living in informal settlements and about 2.5 million housing units are needed. This motivates the so-called Empower Shack project, aiming to develop upgrading strategies for these infor...
Research
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The research project Cooler Calmer Singapore investigates the urban climate in dependency of anthropogenic and environmental characteristics in the city of Singapore. One way of understanding local phenomena is to monitor the weather and record time-lapse videos. Several modelling and simulation approaches have also been developed to find strategie...
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Cellular Automata (CA) based simulation can be employed to understand traffic heat emission at micro scale level. Simulation space is divided into cubes of various sizes that encapsulate temperature within the cubes volume at different time stamps. Using this simulation result, we introduce CityHeat, a visualization tool to observe traffic heat dis...
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The main purpose of this research is to introduce and verify selected advanced computational methodologies operating with agent-oriented approach that are applicable within the framework of emergent urban design strategies in early stages of zoning proceedings. The aim is to demonstrate that speculative matter of the phenomenon of emergence in term...

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Projects (2)
Project
Cognitive Urban Design Computing (CoDeC) is the title of a Principle Scientist project at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and of a work stream of the Big Data Informed Urban Design project at the Future Cities Lab (FCL) of the Singapore-ETH Center (SEC). With CoDeC we aim to develop a fu-ture-oriented computational design assistance system that is based on the human designer’s role. Its central aspect is the investigation of a productive combination of the excellence of human cognition with the power of modern computing technology. We call this approach “cognitive design computing”. The computational part aim to mimic the way a designer’s brain works by combining state-of-the-art optimi-zation and machine learning approaches with available simulation methods. The cognition part respects the complex nature of design problems by the provision of models for human-computation interaction. This means that a design problem is distributed between computer and designer.