Choose from a combination of typologies, densities, modifiers and booleans to generate inspiring and unexpected building designs.
Select combination of settings by accessing the sampler pad in right hand sidebar. Find the typologies panel by clicking on the Typology tab.
Typologies can be activated/ deactivated by clicking on their icons. Hover on the icons to reveal their names.
Let us now look at each typology and the types you can create with them.
Extrusion typology uses the shape of the subplot to determine the shape of the floorplate. Offset depth is determined by target site coverage.
Bar typology takes a single edge of the subplot and offsets it to create the floorplate. Offset depth is determined by target site coverage.
L-Shaped typology takes 2 adjacent edges of the subplot and offsets them to create the floorplate. Offset depth is determined by target site coverage.
C-Shaped typology takes 3 adjacent edges of the subplot and offsets them to create the floorplate. Offset depth is determined by target site coverage.
Courtard typology uses the shape of the subplot to determine the shape of the floorplate and also the shape of courtyard within. Depth of courtyard is determined by target site coverage.
This density strategy creates a podium block, along with a tower block that sits atop the podium.
Pyramid strategy offsets the floorplate inwards with each floor/ group of floors to create a stacked pyramid style building. Here, we can see how the pyramids strategy is combined with different typologies such as C-shape and Bar.
Cupboard strategy is similar to that of pyramid, except it offsets a single side of the floorplate inwards, to create a cupboard/ drawer-like building.
The Tornado modifier rotates blocks that are stacked atop each other by a slight amount, creating a spiralling effect. Notice how blocks that may extend beyond the subplot boundary automatically get trimmed.
The House strategy adds subtractive booleans to the buildings, that create a pitched roof effect.
The Thin Feet strategy adds subtractive booleans to the buildings, that create a pitched roof effect.
The Embed Volume strategy adds a floating boolean block that joins together with building/
The Split Void strategy is the opposite of Embed Volume - it uses a floating block to subtract from the building.
The Voids strategy adds balconies to all sides of each block, subtracting volume from the buildings.
This strategy creates a building with non-uniform floor to floor height.
This strategy is an extreme version of the Tornado strategy - it rotates every other block in a stack by 90 degrees, creating a zigzag pattern.
Activate the Sun Studies by clicking on the sun icon.
Move and cantilever blocks that are stacked on top of each other.
Generate designs from a grid, with central cells having more floors.
This strategy divides a building into smaller blocks that fit together like a puzzle.
The Hydra strategy is similar to Podium Tower with one main difference - it stacks multiple blocks on top of the podium.
Merge different strategies together to create exciting buildings!