Free Generative Design – A brief overview of tools created by the Grasshopper community

It is no secret that we’ve been critical of the recent framing of “generative design” as a technological trend largely driven by product marketing. We’ve instigated lively Twitter debates, a full-length podcast discussion, and critical positioning papers. “Generative” is a term that carries some important historic context in the domains of computer science, art, and … Continue reading Free Generative Design – A brief overview of tools created by the Grasshopper community

A Summer of Sensors – Part 2

In my last post, I published new work by our 2019 summer research team. Maddie and Anna have recently completed their summer with Proving Ground and I am happy to provide this new prototype that is a continuation of research into uses of the Raspberry Pi. In this study, the team created a scenario that … Continue reading A Summer of Sensors – Part 2

A Summer of Sensors – Part 1

We've been notably quiet on the blog this summer. Normally, our readers have come to expect a few blog posts with updates on research and activities being conducted by our summer research team. We're getting caught up now and I'm excited to share some of what we have been doing - this summer has been … Continue reading A Summer of Sensors – Part 1

The evolution of Minecart and opportunities for leveraging BIM data

Following the trend on this blog to highlight uses of data and analytics, I thought I’d share some of the recent developments in our platform for collecting and analyzing BIM data - Minecart. For the last two years, we have been deploying Minecart as a data "aggregator" for studying underlying model quality and portfolio metrics. … Continue reading The evolution of Minecart and opportunities for leveraging BIM data