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Morfología y Fabricación Digital. Grid Transformations. Layered Patterns Natural layering processes and structural patterns found in organic forms can provide effective models for efficient material distribution. Here, pattern emerges as a result of a complex growth process. In architecture, patterns are often reduced to mere geometric formations. While the repetitive nature of geometric patterns is fascinating and has a long tradition in global architectural culture, we aim to investigate the potential of using patterns beyond their conspicuous visual appeal.

For example, each layer in a layered system is governed by a simple set of transformations and translations. Through the overlay of multiple elements, various pattern densities can be achieved. While pattern logics are intrinsically scale-less, architectural materials often relate to a specific scale. Non Uniform Grids Grids are ordering systems. While the application of grids is widely accepted, their rigor poses a challenge to flexible long-term planning and freeform design.

Transformative Patterns — ARGHitecture. Data-driven design. Communicating a design is difficult. The use of code, scripts and parametric descriptions is a potential alleviation in this process. Codes are clear, precise, readable descriptive algorithms that are potentially accessible across the entire design team and can serve as future reference.

In metaphysics natural phenomena are described by formulas. While this approach has proven to be difficult to adopt for the explanation of the greater universe, it is a valid approach in building design. Here, we harvest building information in formulas and explore various shapes as iterations thereof. Computer-based design tools allow us to define forms via formulas and iterate their topology and geometry by minimal means. Compared to manual modelling techniques, this approach is not only highly accurate but can be extended to serve as a base for the further planning process. Often parametric design software prohibits collaborative design exploration. Deutsch, Randy (2011): BIM and integrated design. 10 Parametric Plugins Every Architect Should Know !

As we enter a new emerging era in the field of contemporary architecture and design, there is a tremendous demand for highly customizable convoluted geometry playing vital roles in the overall form, shape and size of the buildings. The direct outcome of such an increasingly persistent requirement for “modern” & “futuristic” forms, has paved the way for innovative new techniques and tools for today’s architect – Computer Aided Design (CAD). It deals with the use of computing devices to abet +one’s odds of better perceiving and visualizing a design.

It is generally used to create, analyze, modify and finally present the design, due to the accuracy and quality, it is capable of consistently administering. Parametric design on the other hand refers to the use of parameters such as constraints, the relationships between geometric entities, dimensions, the shape and size of the entities, etc. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid 10 Parametric Plugins You Should Know ! 1. Courtesy of Seth Moczydlowski 2. 3. CONFIGURBANIST - pirouznourian. Cheetah_the ONFIGURBANIST is a plugin for configurational analysis in urban design projects, made as an add on for grasshopper; Cheetah is to be a proof of concept for a larger package named as CONFIGURBANIST. This package (Cheetah) is provided "as is" at the moment, without any responsibility for the developers in case of any (potential) damages to the work or materials of users. Cheetah has been developed by Pirouz Nourian and Samaneh Rezvani, at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Chair of Design Informatics, led by Prof. dr. ir.

Sevil Sariyildiz. Although all the algorithms have been developed by ourselves, we hereby acknowledge that we have learnt a lot from the extremely useful plugin SpiderWeb in the course of developing Cheetah, and we are thankful for that. I have enjoyed working with my friend Dr. This is still a preliminary version, which includes a non-efficient Betweenness algorithm. 5 Ways Computational Design Will Change the Way You Work. This article was originally published on ArchSmarter. These days, nearly every architect uses a computer. Whether it’s for 3D modeling, documentation or even creating a program spreadsheet, computers are well entrenched within the profession. Architects now need to know almost as much about software as they do about structures, building codes, and design. As our tools become more powerful and sophisticated, we need to evolve and develop our working methods in order to stay competitive. That said, the reality is that not everyone has the time or the inclination to learn how to code.

Enter computational design and visual programming. What is Computational Design? Computational design is the application of computational strategies to the design process. Most computational design environments rely on visual programming as opposed to traditional text-based programming. Computational Design Tools There are a number of computational design tools on the market. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Conclusion. ArchSmarter Toolbox - Arch Smarter.

Arch Smarter - Helping architects and designers work smarter, not harder. Courses. In this workshop you'll learn about the amazing plug-in that gives you parametric control over Rhino. Tasting sessions held monthly. This event is a comprehensive introduction to a plug-in that gives you parametric control over Rhino 3D, the powerful 3D CAD software used in practically every design and manufacturing industry – and it’s taught by a Rhino guru, an international award-winning inventor, Bryan Oknyansky. Grasshopper is a plug-in for Rhino. This means it's a (free!) To give you some ideas of how Grasshopper can be used, consider the follwoing. You can see real-time variations on a single object by attaching object properties like size, position and colour (and many more!) You can use it to run a single command across a number of objects, making your design process faster and more efficient.

And for those of you who like to mathematically define geometries, Grasshopper has a full set of mathematical operators and expression writing tools. About Bryan Oknyansky: Dynamo to grasshopper – new mantis shrimp | archi-lab. Couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with Mostapha () about Mantis Shrimp plug in that I was working on, and he suggested that I rebuilt it from ground up and start by creating my own geometry/data classes. It has been a busy few weeks at work/holiday travel so I am not entirely done, but I think I got enough of it working that I am ready to let it out into the wild. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank another person – Giulio Piacentino from for help with Grasshopper DataTrees. Here’s a list of what’s new in Mantis Shrimp: Grasshopper User Objects for importing Dynamo geometry: PointLinePolyLineArcNurbs CurveEllipseCircleData (strings, floats etc)Nurbs SurfaceMesh These components will allow you to import geometry directly from Dynamo for easy manipulation in Grasshopper.

One of the new and most crucial functionality that was added to Mantis Shrimp is ability to move data between the two programs. New Paths: Units: Dynamo to grasshopper – new mantis shrimp | archi-lab. Grasshopper + twitter + firefly = architecture | archi-lab. This was an old post that I made some time ago and got lost when I migrated my website to WordPress. I will try and dig out some of them if I deem them interesting enough. This tutorial will illustrate how to create an online data stream that will be able to receive Direct Messages from Twitter in order to stream data into Grasshopper and eventually set some parameters. It’s called an Internet of Things and it will eventually allow you to use your Twitter to control a small mock-up via Arduino Microcontroller.

First things first. In order to complete this tutorial you will need a few things: 1. Part one of the tutorial explains how to create the necessary geometry to create the pavilion. Part two of the tutorial explains how to set up the Cosm server and subsequent feeds that we will need to control the Pavilion. Below is a step by step on how to create a connection between your Twitter and Cosm so you can stream data to Grasshopper by Tweeting it. Twitter/Cosm instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Phoresy Pack. Maze. I consider mazes placed on a square lattice with rectangular border. The corridors of the maze are loop free and connected, so they form a tree.

The basic element of the maze is a “tile”. One tile may have up to four neighboring tiles. Below is an example: The following images are colored with this algorithm: 0. A similair operation may be performed on the walls instead of the corridors: Colored corridors and colored walls combined: Some more mazes colored with tree structure: We return to our a basic maze: Now we determine a path of maximal length (there may be several paths of maximal length, so we choose one at random).

Now starting from the chosen path, we flood-fill the rest of the maze: The farther away from the maximal path we get, the darker we paint: We may combine this with the tree coloring from above: Some more examples: There are different algorithms to construct a maze; the next examples use a “hunt & seek” strategy to construct mazes: A labyrinth is a maze without bifurcations.

Advances in Architectural Geometry - MIT. Grasshopper for beginners and intermediate users by archiologics - adolfo nadal. ControlMAD | Centro Formador Autorizado RHINO y servicio CNC para arquitectura y diseño. EXarchitects - Diseño paramétrico y fabricación digital en Madrid EXarchitects. EXarchitects - Diseño paramétrico y fabricación digital en Madrid EXarchitects. ControlMAD | Centro Formador Autorizado RHINO y servicio CNC para arquitectura y diseño. Mueble paramétrico. Un asiento para la sala de espera de su sede madrileña, donde también se puedan depositar folletos y que funcione al mismo tiempo como barandilla y aporte privacidad a una de las salas contiguas es lo que ha diseñado 24studio Architecture. Un mueble paramétrico con el que se plantea una nueva forma de entender volúmenes complejos que, mediante procesos geométrico-matemáticos, se analizan y descomponen en elementos más sencillos y fácilmente manipulables que permiten, mediante su ensamblaje, su posterior construcción.

Para el diseño se hizo un escaneado 3d del espacio y a continuación se diseñó el modelo tridimensional del mueble encajado en él. Tras comprobar que la forma respondía a las necesidades se pasó a su parametrización y producción, a partir de las últimas herramientas paramétricas de Rhino y Grasshoper; con la colaboración del estudio EXarchitects en la fase de producción y corte.

Pozuelo de Zarzón 4, 28005 Madrid (Spain) www.24studioarq ControlMAD | Centro Formador Autorizado RHINO y servicio CNC para arquitectura y diseño. Textile Morphologies Exhibition. This exhibition showcases on-going developments in the doctoral work of Sean Ahlquist through research and teaching at the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Through a series of various scaled prototypes and computational simulations a methodology is established by which structurally integrated systems can be explored as intricate and variegated spatial forms. The work spans the topics of computation, in the development of a Java-based framework for modeling material behavior, and material performance, in generating mutli-layer membrane systems and textile hybrid structures. The exhibition is on display at the University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture, Keplerstrasse 11, K1 Building in the Foyer space.

The exhibition runs 18-27 January 2013. Collaborators Prof. ACADIA. ParametricCamp - Parametric Design and Generative Modeling.