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


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