The aim of the research is to design landscapes which are livable, resilient, and diverse by cost-effective means. This could be achieved through a novel approach to digital terrain modelling, which can free up time for creativity and help make informed decisions throughout the design process.
Currently, due to budget constraints and labor-intensive nature of existing workflows, only a few design options tend to get analyzed. In the proposed method, an algorithm automatically generates a multitude of solutions based on pre-defined parameters and evaluates these against a set of relevant criteria. Given the initial goals and additional models representing existing environment, the best performing proposal can be identified and selected for further refinement and, eventually, construction.