Zaha Hadid Architects are known for their signature fluid architecture and computational design. The transformation of these projects into Revit BIM models represents a special challenge and requires custom workflows. During the last years, we have created BIM models for a number of iconic global projects and have used a variety of efficient and innovative methods that could enhance and inspire your work as well. // This presentation will explore practical examples that deal with the efficient cross-application transfer of geometry and metadata using custom software, visual scripting and the cloud. We will show how to utilise the different types of Revit families to generate parametric, rule-based geometry and freeform elements. How can visual scripting in Dynamo enhance our computational design and how could an efficient façade workflow utilising computational design, intelligent BIM elements, and metadata analysis look like? What challenges did we face and how did our methods evolve?
- Understand how ZHA uses innovative custom workflows to implement BIM models for their signature fluid + parametric architecture
- Effectively automate cross-application workflows using custom tools, visual scripting and the cloud
- Create parametric freeform elements inside Revit + Dynamo using different methods like forms, adaptive components + T Splines
- Develop efficient façade workflows utilising computational design, intelligent adaptive BIM elements and metadata analysis