Building Form and Massing of Lightweight Steel Frame Micro-house Performance

Published: 18 December 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mr429786n5.1
Beta Paramita


This data set provide an experiment of building form of LSF micro-house between I (1) shape and L (2) shape with WWR (wall window ratio) and different orientation. Building form and massing exploration using generative algorithms without programming or scripting requirements, since its graphical algorithms editor integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Meanwhile, by adding Ladybug and Honeybee plug-ins for Grasshopper® it can help the assessment of an environmentally architectural design. Those data imported by Ladybug and analyzed through Grasshopper, later it can generate the weather diagram/metric for climate analysis such as sun-path, wind-rose, radiation rose, and shadow pattern. The next step, Ladybug will interpret the thermal comfort perception by adding the input of clothing insulation and metabolic rate data. This plug-ins uses PMV index to calculate the indoor thermal comfort and shown by color degradation of red which means hot and blue which means cold. In this experiment, the clo = 0.6 (casual summer) and the met = seating (typically activity at home)



Energy Application, Building Thermal Comfort, Building Simulation, Grasshopper