Representational Research at the University of Virginia School of Architecture

Hitzing_Jones_Sessa: GH workshop proposal

Our plan for the site is to design a covered picnic

area that responds to the seasonal changes

of the tree canopy and sun angle to maintain

a comfortable environment for users.

Grasshopper will be used to model the sun angle

and cast shadows in different seasons. The tree

canopy will be modeled as a fi eld with variable

permeability to sunlight as the leaf coverage


We’ll use the information gathered from grasshopper

to choose the placement of our intervention on the

site, decide the size and shape of the clearing and

to design a simple solution for the adjustable picnic

area cover.

View proposal and diagrams

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