Iterative Simulation for Early DesignEcotect, Revit, Vasari, DAYSIM
Various projects, LMN
The simulation "bang for the buck" is highest when done early in design. When it comes to architecture, knowing your site conditions is critical: solar access, wind, light, annual weather. At LMN Architects, I performed site and climate analysis for numerous projects with the aim toward prioritizing the passive (and sometimes active) design strategies that would yield the largest impact. These early studies are also useful in determining what flavors of simulation will be most useful during the bulk of design.