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12.01.2012 - Catch up on the History of BIM.
Optimizing Envelopes is a multi-objective optimization experiment that puts spatial layout requirements up against solar gain.
This was one of my first experiments with generative design tools. A tower is created and constrained to create a design space that supports a eighty story tower for Beijing, China. The mesh model was output to Ecotect, analyzed for solar radiation and the results were reported to the evolutionary solver, Galapagos.
Video of an earlier experiment…