algorithmic modeling for Rhino


Space Syntax

Space Syntax is a theory of architecture and built environment that seeks to explain the effect of spatial configurations on behavioral patterns of people. SYNTACTIC tools bring Space Syntax theory into parametric design workflows. 

For more information, videos, news and updates you can visit the following website. 

The plugin is available for download here:

This plugin is completely compatible with SpiderWeb for Grasshopper and we hereby thank Richard Schaffranek for all we have learned from this extremely useful plugin


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Latest Activity: on Thursday

Hi, All components are ready. We are just wrapping all our VB codes into a GHA.

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Space Syntax crash. 7 Replies

Hi!I have a problem testing SpaceSyntax. I have a list of approx. 100 vertices of diagram and it only works fine with around 5 links beetween them. When I am setting up just a little more say 10…Continue

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Started by Karol Terlikowski. Last reply by Jason Tan Mar 13.

Getting some errors. 2 Replies

Hi everyone.I tried following the youtube tutorial on this and it gave me some errors, i.e., when I set Active to true as shown in the video, it gives me this error.Also, the…Continue

Started by Pin. Last reply by Jason Tan Mar 13.

Spatial configurations and Behavior Patterns 1 Reply

I am currently working on my thesis that seeks to design a school that is sensitive to students' mental well being and behavior. I wish to understand how Space Syntax or a computational design…Continue

Started by Tanya. Last reply by Pirouz Nourian Feb 3.

plugin download link 4 Replies

Hi,unfortunately I didn't find any download link for space syntax in this link…Continue

Started by Ewss. Last reply by Manuel Montoro Dec 6, 2016.

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Comment by maryam on Thursday

Thanks Rich & Pirooz

I'll try my best
Hope to succeed

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on Thursday

Hi Richard, thanks for the hints. It's funny why one sometimes feel uncomfortable mentioning GH :)). Could you please point to some of these Field-of-View algorithms implemented in GH? Have you ever tried using this one:

Comment by Richard Schaffranek on March 22, 2017 at 8:53am

Hello Maryam,

I don't think it is a depthmap upgrad. If you look up the paper and take a look at figure 4 / 5 you see the standard Rhino3d Isocurve display of cubes. For some reasons people do not want to say, it was done with grasshopper....

If your up recreating 3D IsoVist analysis I suggest to find a good 3d FOV algorithm - there are some around in GH forum. Once you have determined what voxels are visible form a  voxels you can use spiderweb to run BFS and than compute what kind of integration Value you would like to compute (RA,RAA,I).

However these things get very pricy (computational wise) as visualGraphs are always very dens.

I was thinking of implementing BFS on GPU at one point, than things should be a bit faster...



Comment by maryam on March 22, 2017 at 8:41am

I e-mailed to Dr. Tasos Varoudis and Dr answer to me:

This examples were done with a custom software, not available in public.

You need to use your own scripting to do something like this at the moment.

I think it is an upgraded version of the Depthmap software. Did you notice the two-dimensional to three-dimensional version upgrade it?

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on March 22, 2017 at 5:37am

Hi Maryam; Happy Nowruz

I think it is done in GH by Dr. Tasos Varoudis @UCL. That is all I know. I don't know if their app is available. If you want to do visibility studies I'd suggest using SpiderWeb

Comment by maryam on March 22, 2017 at 2:48am

Hi Pirooz

Happy New Year

This Picture attached, refer to an article, published in the Journal of Space Syntax

This article refers to software. that is as far as I know is currently not available

?Did you know that & time of publication the software

I am grateful that I guide

Comment by seghier khaled on February 13, 2017 at 3:45am

i opened your example included with the installer 

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on February 13, 2017 at 3:42am

send a simple version of your file please. I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do.  

Comment by seghier khaled on February 13, 2017 at 3:30am

no it isn't i tried them all without success and this component don't have any warninig message

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on February 13, 2017 at 3:17am

it could also be a "text" parameter container.


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