PERFORMANCE & ENVIRONMENTAL DATA INTEGRATION provides essential tools for creating environmentally-conscious architectural design. Grasshopper plug-in Ladybug is used for evaluating objective environmental factors. Grasshopper parametric design is informed by these factors and optimized via the use of the Evolutionary solver Galapagos.
Both tools are presented in detail, with practical examples and tutorials designed to support the decision-making process during the initial stages of design.
Design a structure for the Canopy + Ground seating area developed in the Tutorial
Optimize your structure for a criterion of your choice
Possible scenarios include but are not limited to :
Structural optimization [MILLIPEDE, KARAMBA]
Material optimization [KANGAROO, MILLIPEDE]
Geometry optimization [GRASSHOPPER ]
Environmental optimization [LADYBUG HONEY BEE]
Paragraph describing your chosen field(structural/geometric/environmental)for applying evolutionary optimization
Please include: Description of fitness criterion(a) Definition of genome(s) Variation range of genome(s)
Create 3 images of geometric output – showing canopy + seating + structure integration
Upload text + images on wiki on your page in the tab Performance and Environmental Data Integration workshop
Upload all required information on your assignment page by 15th October.
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA INTEGRATION
Create an environmentally-conscious architectural design.
Ladybug imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files (.EPW) into Grasshopper
Support the decision-making process during the initial stages of design
Example of annual Solar gain analysis from Ecolocator, CECO workshop
OPTIMIZATION & PERFORMANCE
Evolutionary Computing for design
Applies evolutionary logic for solving specific problems
Provides a generic platform for the Evolutionary Algorithms to be used on a wide variety of geometric optimization problems by designers
Fitness criterion or Cost function
For all plug-ins, also visit food 4 rhino:
Ladybug and Honey Bee:
Follow instructions for installing Ladybug and honey bee if you need the most up to date version:
Download your weather data files, here: