M-StruGAN: An Automatic 2D-Plan Generation System under Mixed Structural Constraints for Homestays

Tian Tian Lo (Corresponding Author), Xiaoni Gao, Xiangmin Guo

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Existing methods for generating 2D plans based on intelligent systems usually require human-defined rules, and their operations are complex. GANs can solve these problems through independent research and learning. However, they only have generative design research based on a single constraint condition, and whether they can generate a qualified design scheme under many constraints is still unclear. Therefore, this paper develops the M-StruGAN generative model based on the structural design framework of a GAN. Its application research is extended to the 2D-plan layout generation of homestay based on the constraints of hybrid structures, and the feasibility of the method is comprehensively verified through three aspects: image synthesis quality assessment, scheme rationality assessment, and scheme design quality assessment. Experimental results show that the quality of the drawings generated by M-StruGAN is qualified, designers have a high degree of acceptance of the design results of M-StruGAN, and M-StruGAN completed the learning of the critical points of the 2D layout. Finally, through the human–computer interaction application of M-StruGAN, it can be found that compared with traditional design methods, M-StruGAN based on pix2pixHD has high-definition image quality, higher design efficiency, lower design cost, and more stable design quality.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7126
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


  • 2D-plan
  • GAN
  • Pix2pixHD
  • homestay
  • machine learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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