© 2018 by Carlos Guzmán

Computational Design

Case studies


This case study was developed using Dynamo and Revit. The goal of this study was to create the theoretical framework that was used to design this building using computational methods with Dynamo.  

Method #1: Using a Revit Family with 4 different Family Type Parameters corresponding to each panel position and using dynamo to generate a randomized distribution across a planar surface. 


Method #2:  Creating a Dynamo custom node for the panel geometry for later importing into Revit as a Directshape curtain wall panel family utilizing a similar approach for randomizing insertion points as in method #1.  Additionally, in this approach the building and panel geometry are proportional and parametric in relationship to each other. The idea was to connect the facade panelization and panel sizes to the minimum size that a parking structure could possess and then increase in multiples of these dimensions. 


Final result as shown in this GIF image. 

Client: N/A

Location: Boston, MA

Academic faculty:  

  • Kyle Martin AIA

  • Jaime Farrell 


Spring 2017Advanced Revit: Computational workflows / Boston Architectural College

Carlos Guzmán