2. Advanced Facade Panelization and Optimization Techniques (Grasshopper w/ Galapagos & Kangaroo)
In recent years, the AEC industry has seen many examples of complex facade envelope designs. This workshop will explore different techniques for the rationalization of envelope surfaces for efficient fabrication, using a variety of plugins for Grasshopper. Participants will learn fundamental concepts of facade panelization, and optimization thereof, using Grasshopper’s optimization plugin Galapagos and TT’s Brute Force Solver.
After covering a number of examples for facade optimization using Galapagos and the Brute Force Solver, participants will learn advanced panelization techniques using the dynamic relaxation plugin Kangaroo. The participants will also utilize the TT Toolbox plugin to track and visualize the progress of the design iterations using Excel. Through the course of the workshop participants will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of optimization and how to apply them to their own design problems.