Modeling of bioclimatic skyscrapers’ facades with generative design methods

Ewelina Gawell,

Anna Nowak,

Joanna Pietrzak


Today, the architectural design process is based on developing digital technologies, and the interest in „fitting” buildings into a local microclimate is increasing. The article brings up the subject of modeling skyscrapers’ facades to present the tendency of the generative design methods in the design process of bioclimatic building. As a result, each individual element is adapted to the local microclimate. The results of the design integrated with modeling based on generative methods are mostly unconventional shaped structural forms.

Słowa kluczowe: bioclimatic skyscraper, facade modeling, generative design methods

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