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ROBOTHERMODON Artificial Sun Study Lab

ROBOTHERMODON

This research by Mehrnoush Latifi Khorasgani, Daniel Prohasky, Jane Burry, Akbar Akbarzadeh and Nicholas Williams focuses on the design of a Robotic solar analysis platform for critical studies which explore dynamic solar light and heat phenomena within the laboratory.

RhinoRstab Grasshopper Plugin

RhinoRstab

This paper by Sebastian Dietrich, Sven Schneider and Dimitry Demin presents a new open-source structural analysis plugin for Grasshopper – RhinoRstab. The plugin bridges data between the worldwide established software:  Rhinoceros3d and Dlubal RSTAB.

Evaluating Facade Designs

Evaluating Facade Designs

This article by Evangelos Pantazis and David Gerber proposes a new computational design methodology, intended for use in the area of conceptual design of building design. The proposed methodology is implemented into a multi-agent system design toolkit.

Interactive Exploration of Shapes

Interactive Exploration of Shapes

In this paper by Masaaki Miki, Jun Mitani and Takeo Igarashi, authors developed a set of Grasshopper components which enables interactive physics simulation based on the finite element method (FEM). They named this add-on Ricecooker.

Algorithmic Architectural Forms

Algorithmic Architectural Forms

This paper presents a methodology and software tools for parametric design of complex architectural objects, called digital or algorithmic forms. In order to provide a flexible tool, the proposed design philosophy involves two open source utilities Donkey and MIDAS written in Grasshopper algorithm editor and C++.

Change In Parametric Design

Change In Parametric Design

With respect to evolutionary search and optimization, this article by Robert Vierlinger and Klaus Bollinger investigates aspects of flexibility and performance on the levels of fast application and open representation.

Performance Driven Architecture

Performance Driven Architecture

Performance-driven architectural design by Xing Shi and Wenjie Yang, emphasizes on comprehensive optimization of various quantifiable performances of buildings. As the leading profession of a project team, architects play a vital role in conducting the performance-driven design.

Flexible Mechanical Metamaterials

Flexible Metamaterials

The subject of this article by Katia Bertoldi, Vincenzo Vitelli, Johan Christensen and Martin van Hecke is Flexible Mechanical Metamaterials. Mechanical metamaterials exhibit properties and functionalities that cannot be realized in conventional materials.

Origami & Kirigami

Origami & Kirigami

In this article the authors, Sebastien J.P.Callens and Amir A.Zadpoor review recent origami and kirigami techniques that can be used for this purpose, discuss their underlying mechanisms, and create physical models to demonstrate and compare their feasibility.

Parametric Model

Parametric Model

This paper by Milena Stavric and Ognen Marina describes parametric approach in architectural design through elaboration of shift in paradigms in architecture that has brought to the idea of use of parametric modeling with emphasis on two different groups of parametric software and presents the possibilities of generative algorithms.

Building Energy Optimization

Building Energy Optimization

This paper presents the application of multi-objective genetic algorithms for holistic building design that considers multiple criteria; building energy use, capital cost, daylight distribution and thermal indoor environment. The optimization focus is related to building envelope parameters.

Ceiling Ventilation Analysis

Ceiling Ventilation Analysis

This paper by Chen Zhang,Martin Heine Kristensen, Jakob Soland Jensen, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Rasmus Lund Jensen abdMichal Pomianowski aims to investigate the performance of diffuse ceiling ventilation in a classroom.

Building Performance Optimization

Building Performance Optimization

This paper by Anh-Tuan Nguyen, Sigrid Reiter and Philippe Rigo provides an overview on the research and applications of simulation-based optimization methods in the building sector, aiming at clarifying recent advances and outlining potential challenges and obstacles in building design optimization.

Design and Thermal Assessment - Parametric Design

Design and Thermal Assessment

This paper presents a prototype tool for the space planning phase, which automatically generates alternative floor plans, according to the architect’s preferences and desires, and assesses their thermal performance by coupling it with dynamic simulation.

Origami Inspired Shelter

Origami Inspired Shelter

The research team has utilized origami as inspiration for a thermally insulated rigid wall deployable shelter that can be erected manually through counterweighting. This paper presents a multiobjective shape optimization methodology which balances the priorities of structural performance (i.e., minimum deflections) and energy efficiency (i.e., minimum thermal energy load).

Ladybug Grasshopper Plugin

Ladybug

This article by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari, Michelle Pak, Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture is about Ladybug: A Parametric environmental plugin for grasshopper. As high performance design is becoming more desirable in the field of architecture, the need for supporting architects with environmental analysis tools is also growing.

Interactive Urban Synthesis

In this paper, the authors present a method for generating fast conceptual urban design prototypes. T synthesize spatial configurations for street networks, parcels and building volumes. Therefore, they address the problem of implementing custom data structures for these configurations and how the generation process can be controlled and parameterized. Authors exemplify the method by the [...]
Parametric Modeling and Optimization

Parametric Modeling

This paper by Renaud Alexis Danhaive and Caitlin T. Mueller is about Combining parametric modeling and interactive optimization. In architectural and structural design, current modeling and analysis tools are extremely powerful and allow one to generate and analyze virtually any structural shape.

Marionette Mesh

Marionette Mesh

This paper introduces an intuitive method for the modelling of free-form architecture with planar facets. The method, called Marionette by the authors, takes its inspiration from descriptive geometry and allows one to design complex shapes with one projection and the control of elevation curves.

Curved Support Structures

Curved Support Structures

Curved beams along freeform skins pose many challenges, not least on the level of basic geometry. A prototypical instance of this is presented by the glass facades of the Eiffel tower pavilions, and the interrelation between the differential geometric properties of the glass surface on the one hand, and the layout of beams on the other hand.

Offsetting Polygon Meshes

Offsetting Polygon Meshes

Architectural designs are frequently represented digitally as plane-faced meshes, yet these can be challenging to translate into built structures. Offsetting operations may be used to give thickness to meshes, and are produced by offsetting the faces, edges, or vertices of the mesh in an appropriately defined normal direction.

Assessment Methodology of Photovoltaic Blind System

Assessment Methodology

This paper investigates the identification of the PV blinds’ optimal design parametersbased on a cost-benefit approach. A methodology, that encompasses thermal comfort, visual comfort,and energy savings requirements while resolving the conflicting issues resulting from the fulfillment ofthese requirements, is highlighted.