Design Automation Lab

A research lab developing methods and tools for supporting design decision making.


Houdarcs (Houdini Architecture Assets) is a library of nodes for SideFX Houdini for performing simulation and analysis of buildings and urban areas. In some cases, the nodes link to existing simulation engines or libraries. The figure above shows the relationship between the plugins and the simulation engines or libraries.

Houdarcs, a library of plugins for Sidefx Houdini to support performance-based design.

Simulation and Analysis Plugins

The plugins for simulation and analysis are grouped into six main areas:

Houdarcs The interface for the EnergyPlus node allowing the user to specify various simulation settings.


Various links:


Source Code Repository


See also