Grasshopper: Building Massing
Download today’s class files: CLASS_08_BUILDING_ZONING_2
Building Zoning continued
The file is an edited version of the grasshopper building zoning file from last week. This definition will locate your buildings on a grid, as opposed to a random arrangement.
- Trim a duplicate site surface using the road center lines (layer AD002) to define your redevelopment areas (around 30% of your 200m X 200m sites).
- In order to prevent the building masses from going too far beyond the site boundary, create a surface with a setback. To do this, use the rhino command: Dupborder, OffsetCrvOnSrf and trim again the site surface.
- Use the Rhino command ShrinkTrimmedSrf to remove all the control-points outside of the trimmed edge, and then input the resultant surface into the SFrames component in the definition.
Galapagos – solar energy
We will do a demo of galapagos next week that uses radiation data to inform building location.
- Reference: David Rutten on Evolutionary Principles applied to Problem Solving http://www.grasshopper3d.com/profiles/blogs/evolutionary-principles