The Potential of Scripting Interfaces for Form and Performance Systemic Co-design

  • Julien Nembrini
  • Steffen Samberger
  • André Sternitzke
  • Guillaume Labelle
Conference paper


This paper discusses the advantages of using a coding interface both to describe form and run performance simulations in the context of architectural design. It advocates for combining recent interest in the design community for parametric scripting with available expert-level Building Performance Simulations (BPS) to enable designers to encompass performance-related design questions at the early design stage. Pitfalls when considering non-standard solutions and the potential of the approach to circumvent such difficulties are exemplified through a housing building case study, emphasizing the under-evaluated role of the analysis tool in steering design decisions. The contribution outlines how providing designers with exploratory tools allows to consider sustainable construction in a systemic manner.


Architectural Design Building Simulation Natural Ventilation Buffer Space Early Design Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Nembrini
    • 1
  • Steffen Samberger
    • 1
  • André Sternitzke
    • 1
  • Guillaume Labelle
    • 2
  1. 1.Structural Design and TechnologyUniversität der KünsteBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Media and Design LabÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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