INNOVATION IN gENERATIVE DESIgN
iUBI: Urban Bioclimatic Informer
lem3a’s Urban Bioclimatic Informer (iUBI) project in Denmark used sustainable
town planning and augmented reality to optimize occupation of new urban
areas. Based on micro-climatic and survey data, the system allowed
researchers to identify the most efficient urban design relative to comfort,
energy gain, prevailing winds, and relative humidity.
Three-dimensional scans of the project area were transferred to a
Generativecomponents model that processed comfort parameters. Data exported
from the digital model to an augmented reality tool enabled real-time visualization
of the model. Using the iUBI system, researchers performed multiple iterations
to observe changes that optimized site usage. By changing the topography,
researchers obtained a color map linked to optimal activity in each location.
HVAc system for cruise ship
engineering the central HVAc system for this ship should have been
straightforward, but modification to update the hull and improve performance
introduced new constraints on the mechanical plant. To begin this $200,000
project, nAV Tec analyzed the preliminary models provided by the shipyard,
verified that modifications were incorporated, and resolved errors.
once the models were updated, engineers used plantSpace to coordinate
the HVAc system components and find the optimal layout for pipes and
ducts while guaranteeing safe access for maintenance and control. In case
of space constraints and interferences, plantSpace enabled nAV Tec to find