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. More information on syntactic design methodology:

My PhD dissertation (see chapters 3 & 4)

Designing with Space Syntax

Syntactic Design Methodology

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

Discussion Forum

Need help to optimize a space division 2 Replies

Hello, I have an optimization problem to solve via grasshopper. Maybe it can solved by Space Syntax or goat or octopus with galapos or any other suggestion ?! Here is my problem... I need to arrange…Continue

Tags: octopus, galapos, goat, Syntax, Space

Started by Mohamed Elbangy. Last reply by Mohamed Elbangy Apr 6, 2017.

Issues with Sort

Hi All,I'm having issues with the sort node. Any ideas what it could be? See image for error."No values inherited from 1 source"Continue

Started by hAcopi Apr 5, 2017.

Space Syntax + Kangaroo 1 Reply

Someone knows how it this made?

Started by Guillermo Gutiérrez. Last reply by Guillermo Gutiérrez Apr 5, 2017.

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

Tags: crash, SpaceSyntax

Started by Karol Terlikowski. Last reply by Jason Tan Mar 13, 2017.

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Comment by Pirouz Nourian on May 2, 2018 at 2:44am
Comment by Rana Rizi on April 25, 2018 at 10:40am

Hi all, Space syntax has not added on top of my grasshopper page, even though I already am using the containing example o that.

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on April 2, 2018 at 6:27am

Essential Means for Urban Computing: Specification of Web-Based Computing Platforms for Urban Planning, a Hitchhiker’s Guide

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on March 28, 2018 at 4:23am

Hi Morris, when the algorithm does not succeed in putting the coins together as instructed, e.g. when a 2 Euros' coin does not fit in the middle of 4 5 cents' coins; a point might go to infinity and disappear. To avoid this you can try lowering the attraction and repulsion coefficients of the Force-Directed Graph Drawing algorithm (Coin-Graph). 

Comment by Xingxin HE on March 27, 2018 at 10:42am

Hi everyone, 

Does anybody know what occurs this error?

"1. Solution exception:Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

Although there is an error, but the graph can pop out .

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on March 17, 2018 at 3:31pm

Hello zaidoon,

Thanks for your compliments. We have quite a few updates to make but the educational workload is high so I cannot promise a date. I hope we'll be able to release a new version within a couple of months, hopefully earlier.


Comment by zaidoon on March 10, 2018 at 5:16pm

Thank you for the amazing work Pirouz! 

I have played around with space syntax while I was in Uni. Now that I have graduated, I have implemented as a part of my design process. 

is there an ETA on the next update? Im so excited for it.

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on March 4, 2018 at 7:32am

Hi Jose Carlos Rojas, thanks for your compliments. The REL-chart (a.k.a. From-To chart) is included in the new version, which is being slow-cooked in our kitchen :). The rectangular cell packing tools (as we have indicated in the released version) are only place holders. We will need quite some time to develop them further as robust algorithms. We are re-writing the whole package and mostly focused on the very beginning, that is focused on forming the connectivity graph itself. I wish we had a ready-made solution for the rectangular drawing right now, but we do not have it correctly implemented yet . You can perhaps check the references of our paper on how to  do this. It is not impossible but rather difficult. For the time being, I myself would do the last part of the process (rectangular configuration) by hand in 3D. I hope that helps.


Comment by Jose Carlos Rojas on February 28, 2018 at 10:54am
Comment by Jose Carlos Rojas on February 28, 2018 at 10:52am

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