Algorithmic Design and Performance Analysis of Adaptive FaA§ades

Helena Martinho, Catarina Belem, Antonio Leitao, Roel Loonen, M. Gloria Gomes
2019 CAADRIA proceedings   unpublished
Building performance simulation tools have the potential for aiding the decision-making process in early design stages of an architectural project. As traditional simulation tools are based on a static design and adaptive façades encompass an envisioned movement of construction elements, there is a lack of supporting tools and workflows that can correctly evaluate the performance of such building envelopes at an early stage. The presented ongoing research focuses on developing efficient
more » ... ic performance-based approaches for assessing the energy consumption in buildings with adaptive façades, combining generative architectural design and performance analysis in a seamless workflow. To this end, we combine a new algorithmic design research tool with the well-established whole-building simulation engine EnergyPlus. The purpose of linking both tools lies in the possibility of generating and simulating models with adaptive façade mechanisms through a single script, evaluating and using the simulation results to adjust the model's parameters and develop optimized control strategies.
doi:10.52842/conf.caadria.2019.1.685 fatcat:pp5r6josfjhmhohtirkw5zgt7a