X-Information Modeling

Using the New York Times Building as case study parametric design tools are utilized to creat custom information modeling toolkits. Rather than focusing on the urban conditions the four louvered facades of the NYT Building are broken down into 12’x12’ chunks. The analysis tools are used to visualize view obstructions, shadows the fall on the building and interior radiance conditions.

By doing an anaylsis of the environmental conditions, the louver system of the can change parametrically to find the most optimal orientation, thickness, and spaccing of the louvers. By cataloging the hundreds of iterations in Design Explorer the optimal louver configuartion at each level and side can be used, drastically changing the uniform facade into a more efficient and aesthetically varied version.   

Mentored by Luc Wilson

Columbia GSAPP