R&D

Jalakaijate-analuus-1
3D Lab has carried out several fieldwork sessions in the city centre of Tallinn. We have captured hundreds of pedestrian tracks that help us to build digital simulation tools for predictive urban analysis. How do we do it? - We observe pedestrian behaviour in the city and build computational models to simulate it. We believe that such models help us to assess how changes in the urban ...
Urbananalysis-1
This research follows the argument that pedestrian traffic in the city can be successfully simulated with agent-based computational models if pedestrians’ movement patterns are appropriately studied first. Furthermore, such simulation models, when finely calibrated and supported by onsite observations, allow planners to evaluate different urban design scenarios.We have carried out a pilot ...
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The Estonian government cabinet initiated the preparation of planning process in counties, which will identify the spatial trends and principles for each county. One of the purposes of preparing these county plans is to guide settlement patterns. To this point, the function was handled in county plans empirically, and the output was ill-defined. There was a need for a systemic, uniform ...
Kaiko-Kivi-Master-thesis-2
An applied research study led by the Department of Architecture and Urban Design’s 3D Lab team to find a possible software solution and more productively involve customers in the process of designing energy-efficient buildings. The objective is to carry out the creation of a technical prototype that would allow future building users and the customer commissioning the building to understand ...
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This branch of 3D Lab’s research investigates spatial organisations often associated with unplanned settlements. Such spatial agglomerates are composed of several co-located but autonomous units (agents) that share common facilities and infrastructure (e.g. circulation). Depending on the context, units in the agglomerate represent individual dwellings, apartments or abstract spatial geometry. ...
Dynamic-network1
This research investigates the possibility of modelling circulation in settlements using computational modelling and more specifically agent-based systems. It focuses on two different types of models that correspond to diametrically opposed architectural tasks in respect to movement. While the first model explores the case where the agents’ movement defines the circulation, the latter builds ...
Kontseptimudeli-platvorm
3D Lab has set an ambitious target to develop platform technologies and associated tools that enhance the creativity and productivity of architects and designers working with early building concepts. The team has set out to explore the feasibility of a new digital concept design workflow supported by novel modelling, evaluation and data exchange tools. Intended platform supports a new kind of ...