The project I’m currently working on fits squarely under the umbrella of “Generative Design for Architecture”. We’re using Dynamo Studio to generate layouts of residential housing – including both individual homes and apartment buildings – with the results quantified in a number of metrics that will be easily explorable by the user of the system. It’s the approach The Living – the architectural studio in Autodesk Research doing pioneering work in the generative design space – has used for a number of projects, including Project Discover and the layout of the AU 2017 Exhibit Hall.
I came across this video, earlier today, that really does a nice job of communicating what generative design means to some people working in the AEC space. Enjoy!