Architecture Engineering & Construction

ESTECO technology helps structural engineers and computational architects to gain comprehensive insight regarding the impact of design choices on building performance, even before starting the investment.

In particular, our integration capabilities automate parametric modeling and 3D Building simulations to investigate complex geometries in shorten time, while optimization algorithms allows to assess the correlation between several requirements (i.e. office space, connection between rooms, thermal comfort...) in order to maximize building performance and reduce energy use.


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With modeFRONTIER, we run and evaluate 3000 designs in just one day instead of losing weeks doing it manually.Takuma Kawakami, Structural Engineer and Computational Architect, Takenaka Corporation

Applications of ESTECO technology in the architecture, engineering and construction

Companies as Takenaka Corporation and leading institutions as DELFT University of Technology have adopted optimization-driven design approach in their architectural projects with the aim of exploring and obtaining innovative design solutions for:

  • bridge fatigue assessment
  • air supply in buildings
  • glass-steel roofing structure
  • flooding protection and drainage systems
  • pipe networks
  • stadium design
  • tensile structures and cable systems
  • bridge orthotropic deck plates
  • energy-efficient buildings
  • railway tunnel


Featured Application of ESTECO technology in the AEC INDUSTRY


Takenaka Corporation automates simulation-based architectural design

Structural engineers and computational architects at Takenaka Corporation Technical Research Institute applied optimization-driven design approach to perfect a 3D model of a steel pavilion-like office building with the aim of maximizing the connections between rooms, expanding office space and designing a stunning atrium.

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TU Delft optimizes Trombe wall thermal performance with ESTECO Technology

The influence of eight parameters (climate, building function, orientation, age, building method, room size, window size and type of glazing) on the energy and comfort performance of the innovative Trombe wall has been investigated using modeFRONTIER analytics and visualization tools to assess the reduction or increase in energy demand for heating and cooling.

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High-Rise Office Building achieves zero energy use with optimization-driven design technology

This research applies process automation and optimization technologies to develop a new integrated simulation methodology to design nZEBs in a mediterranean climate. This concept has been applied to a high-rise office building featuring photovoltaic panels integrated in the facade walls, located in the hot-dry climate of Athens, Greece.

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Multi-disciplinary and multi-objective optimization problem re-formulation in computational design exploration: A case of conceptual sports building design

A computational design exploration approach has been applied to an indoor sports building in Wuhan University in China. Designers combined the use of Rhino-Grasshopper with modeFRONTIER in order to optimize multi-disciplinary performance criteria related to architecture, climate (daylight, thermal and energy) and structure.

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