Category Archives: Solar Simulation

Solar Simulation on Multi-Storey Dwelling in Vienna, Austria

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Solar Simulation on multi-storey dwelling design in Vienna, Austria. The study shows solar gains during the year and the solstice on 21.3, 22.6. and 22.12. using Autodesk EcoTect.

Generative Solar Design using Blender

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Generative Solar Design

Use solar simulation and adapt the building design.

These studies were made with the open-source software packages Blender and GIMP, using the techniques of pythonscripting and texture baking.

This contribution derives from the publication “Generative Solar Design – Spaces of light, shadow bodies and dynamic solar simulation with Open-Source Software” by Wolfgang Höhl (Lichträume, Schattenkörper und dynamische Sonnenstandssimulation mit Open­-Source Software), in: Computer Spezial 2/2009, Bauverlag BV GmbH., Gütersloh 2009, S. 13 – 19 und in: FORUM PLANEN 11 / Juni 09, und in: Österreichischer Wirtschaftsverlag, Wien 2009, S. 9-11