Matterlab’s Unitize designed to accelerate the assessment and reassessment of the architect’s masses
London-based Matterlab is gearing up for the launch of Unitize, a new generative design tool designed to help architects assess residential masses in seconds. The Revit plug-in was commissioned by Make Architects.
According to Matterlab, most designs for residential projects follow a similar workflow, requiring the architect to assess a site, taking into consideration a series of building or council requirements. During this process the architect will generate multiple volumes representing the building and will fit units within them, thereby generating floor layouts to obtain the total unit mix. Usually the resultant mix does not meet the brief, so the process repeats again and again with different masses until a good solution is found.
To eliminate that cyclical process Matterlab’s Revit tool is designed to accelerate the assessment and reassessment of the architect’s masses. It works by providing an architect with a high-level interface to play around with when evaluating design options. The mass can be quickly pushed and pulled, with the unit mix and floor layouts recalculated instantly.
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