Kurt Rogler

Document Type

Thesis Prep




Energy Modeling, Complex building systems, dynamic systems, behavioral cues, behavioral model, parametric model, analysis software, plugins, grasshopper, results




Complex/dynamic systems and technologies

are gaining traction in architecture, but accurate

analysis and simulation of conflicting dynamic

systems within a building model has yet to be

achieved. Most ideas of analysis and simulation

revolve around a set process: model one instance

of a building (i.e. without changing parameters)

and analyze in a separate program. The use of a

parametric base for analysis/simulation plugins,

as well as an easily manipulatable and responsive

model would not only further the accuracy of

testing the effects of multiple dynamic systems, but

become a new tool that merges model, behavior,

analysis and simulation to strive for efficient

implementation of these technologies and act

as a platform for testing systems’ compensation

for introduced variables (bio-responsiveness,

enviro-responsiveness, manipulability, systemresponsiveness).

My method for testing this system

utilizes Grasshopper, which excels at: providing a

base for parametric plugins linking ‘static’ software,

using data trees for complex behavioral modeling,

and easing the manipulability of a parametric

model. This method for analysis and optimization

would facilitate the efficient implementation of

dynamic/advanced/sustainable technologies in any

number of building typologies.


Syracuse School of Architecture Thesis Prep

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