Advancing Spatial Ability in the Design of Discrete and Aggregated 3D Green Roof Modules

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This research paper examines how spatial relations and 3D visualization align to spatial ability in design practice. It highlights an integrated model supporting the development of spatial ability encompassing discrete, and continuous assemblage design processes, and scientific and interpretive realms seen in a project by junior female design students tasked to conceptually develop and test a 3D spatial module with capability to generate solar shading. Evidence of spatial relations and design principles and the spatial forms’ performance in conditions of orientation and aggregation are identified in design solution (3D visualizations) seen to reflect spatial relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interaction & Emerging Technologies (IHIET-AI 2022): Artificial Intelligence & Future Applications
Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Intelligence & Computing
EditorsTareq Ahram, Redha Taiar
PublisherAHFE International Open Access
VolumeIssue 23
ISBN (Print)978-1-7923-8989-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Dynamic Spatial Ability
  • visualization
  • Cognition and Design Processes


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