In parallel with the UNL Dynamo class, I taught an additional 3-session mini-course on Conceptual Design with Vasari. The course focused on the creation of a parametric tower using massing tools, pattern-based curtain systems, adaptive components, and analysis tools.
Each student created their their own massing concept that included parameters for studying variations. The students also learned how to model and schedule adaptive components and develop their masses. Students also explored the analysis tools including solar and the wind tunnel. Broadly, this short exercise attempted to position BIM as an enabler for design iteration and decision making rather than just a tool for production.
Here are some of the results of the class...!
|Student: Alireza Karbasioun|
|Student: Sarah Pankow|
|Student: Kaveh Alagheband|
|Student: Elizabeth Goll|