Decoding Spaces Components for Grasshopper (Rhino)
Decoding Spaces Components is a set of spatial analysis components for Grasshopper (a parametric modeling plugin for Rhino 3D). The DS-Components allow to generate graphs from line-drawings (e.g. street patterns) and analyse these graphs according to familiar graph-measures. The line-drawings are interpreted as segment maps. The derivable graph measures are closeness centrality and betweenness centrality (Space Syntax terms them integration and choice). The measures can be calculated for different radii, to consider differences in cruising ranges for different actors.
Martin Bielik, Sven Schneider, Reinhard König
in cooperation with chair Computer Science in Architecture (Prof. Dr. Donath).
Requires Rhino 5.0 and Grasshopper v. 0.9.0006
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