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.

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Rhino6 version 3 Replies

Hello,I am trying to install space syntax on Rhino 6 and as now it doesn't have half of the components that help creating readable clean bubble diagrams.What is a way around it to make it work?Also I…Continue

Started by Mahsa Dehghani. Last reply by Iman Sheikhansari Aug 26.

space syntax area refrence

HiI used your space syntax for an architectural function relation diagram, but i have a problem because there is a rule that number of points and areas should be the same, so in a situation that i…Continue

Started by maryam ma Feb 3.

"DiskoGraphDrawing" Icon

Hi There, I'm using the latest version of Syntax (downloaded today) on Rhino 6. Is it correct to assume that this isn't 100% compatible with Gh on R6 at this point?The issue I am having is the first…Continue

Started by Chris Dimarco Dec 9, 2018.

output Elevation and sections with dimensions

Hi, please i want to output elevation and sections with dimensions by grasshopper in this 3D wall, can u help me.thanks…Continue

Started by tariq hilmy Nov 27, 2018.

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Comment by Pirouz Nourian on March 8, 2019 at 6:00am
Hi Dēmiurgos, I guess you want to change the graph drawing style. Right? If it is only color of the nodes, you can provide alternative colors to the List of Lists (LOL) component. Changing the style of drawing is more complicated. Which graph drawing tool is it that you want to change? 
Comment by Dēmiurgos on February 28, 2019 at 11:08pm

Pirouz. Hello. 

Just wondering if there is a way to edit graph attributes like text size, colour, etc. 

I'm using the LOL component, but I can't find a concrete way to do it. 

Thnank you for your answer. 

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on February 21, 2019 at 10:32am

Hi shimaa elsayed, the last working version (which might only work on Rhino 5) is available on my website: (download button at the bottom of the page). 

At this moment we are working on a much delayed new release but due to my bust academic schedule I cannot promise a release date. I might gradually post here some components as user objects.

Comment by shimaa elsayed on February 8, 2019 at 1:13pm

I want how to download space syntax inside rhino

Comment by 周伟杰 on January 14, 2019 at 1:59am

Your research is very helpful

Comment by Dēmiurgos on January 12, 2019 at 9:15pm

I found a little script that my help me in baking the graphs from the component "GraphsfromNodesAndLinks". This is already great and very helpful. 

Is there a way to bake the other output graphs? 

Thank you

Comment by Dēmiurgos on January 12, 2019 at 8:38pm

Hello, Pirouz

How can I bake the graphs? I don't know if this question has already been made. 

Thank you for your time and effort

Comment by Leen Hiasat on January 10, 2019 at 7:23am

Hello Nourian,

I'm having a problem with the tool "DiskoGraph" 

It sometimes gives me this error

"Solution exception: object reference not set to an instance of an object" and refuses to produce the graph.

What might be the problem please?

Thank you

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on December 10, 2018 at 4:47am

Hellow Yuki Wada , 

I checked your file and noticed there were quite a few errors caused by empty entries in your lists (I guess that is because I am opening your file in GH for Rhino 6 and that you have made it in GH for Rhino 5). Apart from that, I see that your graph is not 3-connected (has more than 3 vertices and remains connected after removing any 3 vertices). That is an issue. I saw at least one (Yodo r) node that is only connected to north and west. That is a breach of 3-connectivity. In your Tutte Diagram I also see that there are a few nodes connected to nowhere. That is also a serious problem with the graph drawings ahead. 


Comment by Pirouz Nourian on December 10, 2018 at 1:48am

Hello Leen Hiasat, 

thanks for your compliments. The error you are mentioning might be because the NEWS graph you are putting in is not 3-connected (has more than 3 vertices and remains connected after removing any 3 vertices), or because you are trying to find a triangulation that does not exist (referring to a high index). 

The package released on Food4Rhino is indeed incomplete. We are working on it. Cannot promise an exact date but doing our best to release before the end of the year. 


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