A Web-Based Interactive Tool For Urban Fabric Generation: A Case Study Of Chinese Rural Context

Qiyan Zhang Southeast University
Biao Li Southeast University
Yichen Mo Southeast University
Yulong Chen Southeast University
Peng Tang Southeast University

This paper presents an interactive tool based on the web to generate block fabric that responds to the Chinese rural context, consisting of streets, plots, and buildings. The tool is built upon the Browser/Server(B/S) architecture, allowing users to access the generation system via the web simply and to have interactive control over the generation process in a user-friendly way. The underlying tensor field and rule-based system are adopted in the backend to model the fabric subject to multiple factors, with rules extracted from the rural design prototype. The system aims to integrate the procedural model with practical design constraints in the rural context, such as patterns, natural boundaries, elevations, planning structure, and existing streets. The proposed framework supports extensions to different urban or suburban areas and other design applications, inspiring the promising paths of future work for generative design and remote cooperation.

Keywords: Sdg11: Sustainable Cities And Communities, Generative Design, Web-Based Tool, Urban Fabric, Rural Context, Procedural Modeling, Tensor Field

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