Directing Professor : Yehre Suh 서예례 /

Visiting Tutor :

Dongwook Hwang 황동욱 /

Yeung Shin 신영 /

Teaching Assistant :

Jihye Park 박지혜 /

Zeehun Kim 김지헌 /

Special Lecturer : Hyunil Cho 조현일 /

Class Hours : Friday 15:00–18:00

Course Description

The class will study the urban environment through the digital mediums utilized in the design profession to analyze the dynamic design, ecology, environmental systems of cities.

For Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design professionals, GIS and open source geodata contain diverse opportunities for spatial analysis. But in the process of spatial analytical conversions and formal operations, geodata are not adequately transferred. The objective of this platform is to investigate and build upon the diverse digital methodologies that utilize geodata for the analysis and design of urban environments and ecological systems. We hope to create a platform to investigate the active relationship of urban form and organizations with natural and artificial environments.

The course is divided into four parts.

Part 1 will cover basic 2D drawing and 3D modeling using Rhino, Grasshopper as well as open source topographic, building height data transfer procedures using ArcGIS, Google Earth, SketchUp and Rhino.

Part 2 will focus on the environmental simulation and analysis plug-in program Ladybug, wind analysis program ACAD Flow Design and pedestrian network analysis plug-in Urban Network Analysis as well as additional GH definitions for surface drainage and slope analysis.

Part 3 will utilize a specific site to propose massing by analyzing the zoning and environmental properties such as solar, wind, radiance, vegetation and hydrology for design application.

Part 4 will focus on the visualization and representation of the analysis and massing for the site to be produced into a book, animation/slideshow and a 3D printed site model.

Please note that the objective of this course is to explore different approaches to urban environment analysis utilizing diverse digital mediums and is not a comprehensive software learning course. Students do not need prior knowledge of programs used in class but basic ACAD and 3D modeling knowledge will be preferred.

Part 1 : Introduction to Programs

01/ Introduction

  • Course introduction
  • Intro to Rhino

02 / Intro to Rhino + Grasshopper

03 / Intro to Grasshopper

04 / Intro to Ladybug

05 / Importing Google Earth and GIS Data into Rhino

  • Google Earth –> Sketch-Up –> Rhino
  • GIS –> ArcMap –> Excel –> Rhino –> Grasshopper

Part 2 : Environmental Analysis

06 /  Zoning + Massing : Rhino + Grasshopper

  • FAR, Open Area Ratio, Building Height

07 / Environmental Analysis : Grasshopper + Ladybug + Autodesk Flow Design

  • Daylight, Radiance, Solar Envelope, Solar Rights and Wind Analysis

08 / Environmental Analysis : Urban Network Analysis (UNA)

Part 3 : Site Analysis + Design Implementation

09 / Site Analysis + Design : Solar + Wind

10 / Site Analysis + Design : Surface Hydrology +ADA Path

  • Massing Scenario Development

11 / Site Analysis + Design : Urban Nework Analysis (UNA) / Pedestrian Networks

Part 4: Visualization and Production

12 / 3D Printing

13 / Slideshow + Animation

14 / Exhibition + Submission