Generative design focuses on aesthetics and performance to create quality Rachel Waite, Business Development Manager, FenestraPro discusses the importance of performance led generative design for AEC… Architecture is about providing a sense of place, a comfortable setting to live, work or play. It’s also about how a building fits into its context, how the elevation and shape relate. Building performance is also an important consideration – how do you achieve an architectural solution by adding additional criteria such as controlling heat losses and heat gains, while also maximising natural daylight? “Modelling and simulation are an important way to evaluate facade performance. Effective design tools should evaluate accurately, but more importantly should speed up and simplify the design process, so that it becomes affordable for the design firm and easier for designers of all technical abilities to carry it out. Tools that provide rapid generation of design alternatives become the key to this comprehensive, affordable design approach.” Adam Simmons – Regional BIM Manager, Gensler, Washington DC. 10 BIM brings new opportunities to design Advances in Building Information Modelling (BIM) present massive opportunities for performance considerations to be married to the aesthetic. The emergence of computational design in manufacturing has shown a way that design options can be presented and refined based on set goals. FenestraPro is taking this approach into the AEC industry and providing a solution focused on performance led generative design, which uses selected performance goals to explore permutations of the design solution to find the best option to meet the aesthetic requirement.
Façade Performance Software for Architects for Autodesk Revit VERSION 3.0 Design Better Performing Buildings FenestraPro Premium for Revit will drive facade design according to the required performances (Heat Gains, Daylighting & Thermal Performance) to give the designer multiple options to achieve those goals. As the designer sets further parameters, FenestraPro will iterate further options. Example below shows Heat Gains: LEADING THE WAY IN PERFORMANCE BASED GENERATIVE DESIGN FOR THE AEC INDUSTRY 30 W/m 2 OPTION 1 - Heat Gains 20 W/m2 OPTION 2 - Heat Gains 20 W/m2 OPTION 3 - Heat Gains 20 W/m2 OPTION 5 - Heat Gains 20 W/m2 OPTION 6 - Heat Gains 20 W/m2 OPTION 7 - Heat Gains 20 W/m2 20 W/m 2 Required Heat Gains 10 W/m 2 Set Performance Goal (eg Heat Gains/Daylighting) FenestraPro will apply appropriate % Glazing to Model OPTION 4 - Heat Gains 20 W/m2 Set Geometric Parameters (Openings, Height etc) FenestraPro will apply appropriate % Glazing to Model OPTION 8 - Heat Gains 20 W/m2 Set Glazing Specification/Shading etc FenestraPro will apply appropriate % Glazing to Model www.fenestrapro.com
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