The initiative to develop Mr.Comfy was kickstarted through experiences gained in several building simulation & sustainable architectural design classes held by colleagues and me at the TU Berlin, Germany. The project resulted in several published papers, deposited here for your reference; upcoming publications will be added from time to time. As of 2014, I am no longer officially affiliated with the TU Berlin.

If you use Mr.Comfy in your academic work and publish visualizations created with it, I would be grateful if you cite the “Space-based Thermal Metrics Mapping” paper (BSO’14). Thanks!

Peer-reviewed conference papers:

Space-based Thermal Metrics Mapping for Conceptual Low-Energy Architectural Design (download | scribd preview) Proceedings of Building Simulation and Optimization 2014, IBPSA, London, United Kingdom

Parametric Design: a Case Study in Design-Simulation Integration (download | scribd preview) Proceedings of Building Simulation 2013, IBPSA, Chambéry, France

Building Simulation in Non-Simplified Architectural Design (download | scribd preview)
Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe conference 2012, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

Daylight Prototypes: from Simulation Data to Four-Dimensional Prototype (download | scribd preview) Proceedings of the 18th CAADRIA conference 2013, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Invited presentations:

Not (only) Visualization: Model-embedded Simulation Data Analysis + Metrics Prototyping with Mr.Comfy
Presentation for Baumann Consulting, Denver, CO, USA, August 2014. (download)

Spatial Thermal and Daylight Data Mapping in Conceptual Architectural Design Scenarios
Presentation at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) IDEAS talk series, April 2014, Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID), Prof. M. Andersen

Spatial Analysis of Thermal and Daylight Simulation Data with Mr.Comfy (download | scribd preview)
Presentation for IBPSA-USA NYC regional chapter talk series “Innovative Ways to Visualize Building Performance Data”, April 2014, New York City, NY, USA

Building Simulation (not) in the Studio (download | scribd preview)
Proceedings of DIVA Day 2013, MIT/Thornton Tomasetti, New York City, NY, USA,

Hybrid Daylight Models in Architectural Design Education (download | scribd preview)
Proceedings of DIVA Day 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA,

Book chapter:

Architektur, Simulation & Intention: ein Aufruf zum integrativen Handeln, in: Claus Steffan (Hrsg.), 2012: Parameter des Entwerfens, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978-3-7983-2570-8 (download full publication via TU server, PDF, 90MB)

Content contributions, press articles & whitepapers:

The Daylighting Handbook I. Christoph Reinhart, MIT. (includes rapid-prototyped physical daylight metrics models created in past classes at the TU Berlin) (book website)

“Mr.Comfy 0.2 released” / IBPSA Newsletter feature on Mr.Comfy, in: IBPSA News April 2014, Vol 24 No. 1 (download full newsletter via IBPSA server, PDF)

Räumliche Visualisierung und Analyse von Gebäudesimulationsdaten im nachhaltigen Entwurf (whitepaper) (download | scribd preview)

Egon Eiermann Preis 2013. Smart Skin: Ein Haus der Materialforschung (details 1st prize winning contribution of design/simulation class participants) Eternit AG, Karl Krämer Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany. ISBN 978-3-7828-0532-2

“Ein Architekt erforscht an der TU Berlin integrierte Designprozesse”, in: Newsletter der Gesellschaft von Freunden der Technischen Universität Berlin e.V., November 2013 (download full newsletter via TU server, PDF)