BHD Star Cinplex – Parametric Modeling



Parametric Patterns – Scaling


The module is scaled and arrayed within the model to produce variations of the facade pattern. By moving the number slider, the scale factor of both the inputed reference curves are changed. These scaled curves are then arrayed according to the scale factor. For example, if the original pattern is an array of 15 hexagons in the X axis and 9 in the Z axis, a scale factor of .5 would reduce these numbers by half. The result would be a pattern which much more dense.


Initial Sunlight Hours Studies




Some screenshots of initial studies done with Ladybug’s Sunlight Hours analysis tools. Since this first set of studies, the pattern has increased in scale, which would change the amount of sunlight that reaches the facade during the day.

Note: Analysis done for the winter and summer solstices, during a 6 hour analysis period.

Creating Beam Stuctures with Karamba

In order to find the most optimal cross section for the structural members that comprise the facade, I used a modified version of Junghwo Park’s example file from Karamba’s website.  The example file and tutorial video can be found here.


Overall beam optimization results from Karamba






Karamba Example File

The main component used is the Optimize Cross Section component which determines where in the model structural members need to be thicker or thinner.