April 4-May 13, 2011 and June 20-July 2, 2011
In the Autodesk IDEA Studio, Georgia Institute of Technology PhD student Marcelo Bernal used Revit Architecture software to automate the generation of building cores for variable building shapes.
Building core design
Bernal created a plug-in for Revit Architecture software to generate building cores that facilitate design decisions. The plug-in creates templates that enable designers to compare alternatives, use previous experience, and assess the viability of design options in early stages.
Years of experience give a designer an innate sense of what works and what does not. The building core modeler attempts to accelerate that process by distilling expert knowledge into computable rules, minimizing design effort, and improving accuracy.
The building core modeler integrates various design rules to generate an editable model. From this preliminary Building Information Modeling (BIM) template, the designer obtains real-time feedback about different design aspects for decision making.