Revit Panelling 2: Organic Curved Adaptive Components

Learn how to create the curved facade (with curved panels) of Emporia shopping mall in Revit

This course will teach you how to model a façade resembling the curved façade of the Emporia shopping mall in Malmo.

What you’ll learn

  • Using Adaptive components and the Massing Environment for Panelling in Autodesk Revit.
  • Creating Organic Geometry.
  • Creating advanced Adaptive components.
  • Using The Repeater tool.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 2min.
  • Creating the Surface –> 4 lectures • 48min.
  • The Main Panel – Adaptive Components –> 8 lectures • 1hr 39min.
  • Creating the Structure –> 1 lecture • 12min.
  • Revising –> 2 lectures • 32min.
  • Adjusting the Number and Colour of Panels –> 1 lecture • 9min.
  • Triangular Panels for the Edges –> 2 lectures • 33min.
  • Model the Surrounding Geometry – Brief –> 1 lecture • 12min.

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Requirements

  • Access to a Computer with a full version of Revit installed (Revit LT won’t work, but Educational versions are fine).
  • Some experience in Revit – you need to be familiar with Revit’s user interface and have a general understanding of how the program works.

This course will teach you how to model a façade resembling the curved façade of the Emporia shopping mall in Malmo.

Learning how to model that you will learn a lot about:

  1. Modelling organic geometry in Revit
  2. Using detailed adaptive components in Revit
  3. Using Repeaters

During the course, we will explore the traditional modelling techniques that Revit offers. This means: no code, no scripting, no Dynamo or plugins – just pure Revit.

 

The model we get at the end has the perfect amount of detail for an architectural project: enough to show the design intentions, but not too much to cluster the project. The course is not about the manufacturing of façade panels (which is typically done by façade engineering teams in different programs)

 

Ideally, you’d have some experience using Revit already, but it’s fine if you’re not that experienced as long as you want to learn and try doing everything in the videos first and only then resort to the sample files.

 

The project files you receive are in Revit 2021. You can follow along with older or newer versions. My advice is always to try to replicate the shown yourself. View every lecture as an assignment.

Note! Revit LT doesn’t support massing and adaptive components, but The educational versions have it and are totally fine to use for this course.

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