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


Location: Delft
Members: 535
Latest Activity: Jan 14

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

Discussion Forum

Rhino6 version

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 Dec 19, 2018.

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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.


Hi, if I am not wrong, the web site ( said that they are…Continue

Started by Eva Nov 19, 2018.

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Comment by Pirouz Nourian on October 17, 2018 at 1:05pm

Hi Grassitect, Hi Yuki, 

THanks for reporting this. I have installed Rhino 6 last week and started working on an update. Due to high education workload I cannot promise an early date but we are close to publishing updates, may be gradual updates. 

Comment by Yuki Wada on October 17, 2018 at 8:12am

Hi Grassitect and Pirouz.

The plugin also doesn't work with Rhino 5 of 64bit.

It only works with rhino5 of 32bit.

Rhino6 is 64bit software. So, it may need an update to work with 64 bit systems.

Comment by Grassitect on October 16, 2018 at 10:52pm

Hey Yuki and Pirouz! Similar situation here. I have installed the plugin but it doesnt seem to be working with Rhino 6. I have also tried directly dragging the plugin into gh and the same situation continued. Heres a screen capture when opening up the test file provided in the folder.

Thank you very much!

Comment by Yuki Wada on October 12, 2018 at 3:59pm

Hi, Pirouz.

Thank you for your reply.

Syntactic doesn’t appear on grasshopper of Rhino6 though I put rha file into grasshopper components folder and rebooted.

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on October 12, 2018 at 1:47am

Hi Yuki Wada,

I installed my Rhino 6 last week. We are working on updating SYNTACTIC using Rhino 6 library. If you have gotten any error messages please post them here so we can address the bugs. 

Comment by Yuki Wada on October 11, 2018 at 9:21pm

Hi, Pirouz.

I'm very interested in your SYNTACTIC components, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with grasshopper of Rhino6.

Configurbanist could be successfully installed and works well with grasshopper of Rhino6.

I don't have Rhino5 license so, is there any way to use SYNTACTIC on grasshopper of Rhino6?  or could you update the component?

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on June 4, 2018 at 8:49am

Hello Dēmiurgos, 

Thanks for your compliments, happy to hear it is helpful. 

I could not see in the images anything wrong with attribute generation/provision. Attributes are not necessary for analyses, but only for human users to comprehend the results. It could be that you have not provided the attributes to the Justified Graph component, or that you have not provided a consistent set of attributes. I would suggest double-checking the attributes with the LoL (List of Lists) component and making sure the number of names, colors, and areas are the same and that they are all valid.

ps. There is virtually no limit to the number of nodes. I would not expect a problem of efficiency for a graph of this size on an ordinary machine. This problem is most likely caused by inconsistent attributes.

I hope this helps.

Comment by Dēmiurgos on June 2, 2018 at 1:53am

Pirouz. Good day. First of all, thanks a lot for this plug in. It has been wonderful to work with this tool in order to get a deeper understanding about spatial configuration.

I'm having a problem with an algorithm Find attached the images.

I'm trying to make an evaluation of a list of spaces for a project, but it doesn't works as in your example file. I have the attributes in the enlisted spaces and the space syuntax indicators, but not in the depth graph.  Is there a limit of enlisted spaces and connections between them?

Thank you for your attention and i'll be vigilant to your answer.


Greetings from mictlan.

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.


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