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Google Maps to Blender to BiM

It’s extremely difficult to work in BiM with great extension of land within the source modeling file. Yet is fool to think about a building, an infrastructure or a facility without an urban background, without an environment to contextualize the relation of our design with the remaining. Here comes a short image guide on how to implement the API developed from Élie Michel. Credits and links to his pages at the end of the article. One of the first advantages…

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SHAPED CITY SKYSCRAPER

We present to you another 29 story skyscraper model which was developed in Rhinoceros 3D. The same was integrated with Autodesk Revit using the Rhino Inside Revit plugin developed by Robert McNeel and Associates. We would explain in detail the process involved in the development from conceptual to detailed design using Rhino, Grasshopper, and Revit’s Interoperability. We go step by step; STEP 1; We developed a concept model in Rhino, also called the building’s mass/geometry. This is the basis for the…

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GHERK HEIGHTS

We present today one of our models developed by Kehinde Ayobade, one of Kalisode Network Associates. This BIM model-based project speaks a lot about the possibilities in design automation and generative design with Dynamo for Revit. A combination of Dynamo for Revit Design Script programming language and Python scripts were utilized to create the model’s geometry and to evaluate a huge number of building parameters that resulted in the eye-catching view of the 45-floor skyscraper. Gherk heights as it is…

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CREATING LANDSCAPE WITH #DYNAMAPS INSIDE DYNAMO FOR REVIT

Today we explain in detail, the workflow to create 3D conceptual buildings and site topography from real-world map data using Dynamaps as a driving tool to achieve the goal. #Dynamaps is a dynamo package that was developed by Mostafa El Ayoubi El Idrissi who also developed the Data Shapes package in Dynamo. It has been made accessible for download in the dynamo package manager. Its essence is to bring into your Revit model, a 3D schematic representation of your project’s…

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BIM WORKFLOW; REVIT (THE PROCESS FOR STRUCTURE)

The skyscraper structural system was designed as a hybrid structural system, comprising a combination of both tubular and rigid structural frames. This type of structural system is typical for most high-rise buildings. It consolidates the structure due to the various support systems that keep the building very rigid. The structural columns in every edifice serve as load-bearing elements and as well transfers vertical loads to underlying supporting structures. The interior columns were designed as concrete members and typically help to…

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BIM WORKFLOW; RHINO TO REVIT (AUTOMATING ARCHITECTURAL FLOORS AND WALLS VIA VISUAL PROGRAMMING)

Developing a script to automate the placement of floors and walls didn’t come easy. A lot of iterations were involved trials and errors until we came to a final solution. After bringing the model into Dynamo for Revit, a number of design parameters and goals were outlined before progressing into converting dynamo geometries to Revit elements. Some of those goals were to adopt balconies with perforated grids which would allow the passage of sunlight, Curtain wall systems at a 3-meter…

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BIM WORKFLOW; REVIT (AUTOMATING STRUCTURAL COLUMNS AND BEAMS)

In the case of our skyscraper project where we have every column slanted at 25 degrees to the centroid of the building, columns do not only transfer vertical loads but also resist twisting/torsional loads due to high-end moments generated by its slanted nature. It is almost impossible to accurately model slanted columns around the shell of such an edifice as this skyscraper due to its irregular-shaped façade. But the design concept has to be maintained. The structural beams and framing…

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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES; SOLAR AND DAYLIGHTING STUDIES (USING LADYBUG AND HONEYBEE)

As we carry out a study of this daylighting parameter on typical floor levels of our skyscraper project at different times in a year, we intend to understand the nature of incident light rays on typical floor levels and the effects of the skyscraper facade on the overall luminous flux entering a floor. It is important to note that accurate weather data for the project’s location (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) was used for this study. Weather data is extracted from…

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BIM Workflow: Skyscraper; from Rhino to Revit

The process for Architecture The complex shape of the skyscraper posed a challenge in creating a Building Information Model for the edifice. This we could not do manually with out-of-the-box tools in any BIM compliant software package. Hence, we ventured into design computation and automation using Dynamo for Revit. The workflow is explained below. The workflow from Rhinoceros 3D to Autodesk Revit is such that the model data from Rhino was mined into Revit using Dynamo as a funnel. A…

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TRÊS IRMÃOS SKYSCRAPER – THE REASON WHY

It was 2019 when Kalisode Network moved its first steps towards a skyscraper design. We wanted at first to participate to a contest in which we could be able to confront to this huge theme. Often designing an high-rise it is limited to designing the craziest envelope ever, deliberately dropping all the structural reasons, not caring about installations and inner architectural values. A skyscraper can be the eye-candiest of the exercises, we decided instead to create a journey with our…

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EXTERIOR STRUCTURAL PILLARS – THE CONCEPT

Três Irmãos – Skyscraper Project EXTERIOR STRUCTURAL PILLARS – CONCEPT The exterior pillars (structural columns) were designed to take up slanted shapes based on the façade geometry. We would discuss from concept to design, how we modelled the slanted exterior columns. The structural columns in every edifice serve as load-bearing elements and as well transfers vertical loads to underlying supporting structures. In the case of our skyscraper project where we have every column slanted at 25 degrees to the centroid…

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LIGHT PENETRATION IN TYPICAL FLOOR

Três Irmãos – Skyscraper Project LIGHT PENETRATION IN TYPICAL FLOOR In photometry, illuminance is the total luminous flux incident on a surface, per unit area. It is a measure of how much the incident light illuminates the surface. As we carry out a study of this daylighting parameter on typical floor levels of our skyscraper project at different times in a year, we intend to understand the nature of incident light rays on typical floor levels and the effects of…

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BEAMS STRUCTURE – FROM CONCEPT TO DESIGN

Três Irmãos – Skyscraper Project BEAMS STRUCTURE – FROM CONCEPT TO DESIGN The structural beam system is a vital part of every structural frame whether or not the beams are revealed or hidden. Today we highlight the steps we took to develop the structural beam system for the skyscraper project. CHALLENGES Most structural frame systems are designed with typical beam arrangements across all floors so as to ensure rigidity and simplicity of design choices made. This type of design is…

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SOLAR RADIATION ANALYSIS

Três irmãos – Skyscraper Project SOLAR RADIATION ANALYSIS To achieve sustainability and comfort in a built environment, solar radiation analysis on building projects is very important. We are working towards a sustainable building with our skyscraper project. The major tools used for analysis are #Rhinoceros3D, #Grasshopper as the visual programming tool and #Ladybug as an extension. EXCERPT FROM LADYBUG’S WEBPAGE Ladybug imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files (.EPW) into Grasshopper and Dynamo. It provides a variety of 2D and 3D interactive…

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7 May, 2021 15:56

Três irmãos – Skyscraper Project OVERVIEW OF STRUCTURAL EXO-SKELETON Today, we present an overview of our recent skyscraper project from planning through conceptual design and to detailed design. The Sky-Hive project is a complex shaped sky-scraper project with 72-floor levels brought to life by a combination of various workflows; such as #planning and #conceptualization with #Rhinoceros3D, #BIM authoring with #Revit and building shape parametrization with complex #programming and design #automation tools like #Dynamo, #Grasshopper and #Python scripting, amongst others. As…

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OVERVIEW OF STRUCTURAL EXO-SKELETON

Três irmãos – Skyscraper Project OVERVIEW OF STRUCTURAL EXO-SKELETON Today, we present an overview of our recent skyscraper project from planning through conceptual design and to detailed design. The Sky-Hive project is a complex shaped sky-scraper project with 72-floor levels brought to life by a combination of various workflows; such as #planning and #conceptualization with #Rhinoceros3D, #BIM authoring with #Revit and building shape parametrization with complex #programming and design #automation tools like #Dynamo, #Grasshopper and #Python scripting, amongst others. As…

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FOYER DESIGN

Três irmãos – Skyscraper Project FOYER DESIGN A foyer from its definition and functionality is an entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public, especially in hotels, theatres and high-rise structures. In this project, the first eight (8) floors were dedicated to function as the foyer to host public movements and to serve as the entrance to the interior and upper floors of the building. The floor slabs of the foyer were designed to have…

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TRÊS IRMÃOS SKYSCRAPER PROJECT

TRÊS IRMÃOS SKYSCRAPER PROJECT AN OVERVIEW OF THE INTERIOR VERTICAL STRUCTURES Our highlight today on our 72 stories skyscraper is the interior vertical structures. The whole structure was designed as a hybrid structural system, comprising a combination of both tubular and rigid structural frame. The interior columns were designed as concrete members and typically help to resist gravity loads coming on and from the skyscraper. Due to the shape complexity of the structure and increasing gravity loads on lower floor…

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