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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.

Grid Transformations

Here, pattern emerges as a result of a complex growth process. In architecture, patterns are often reduced to mere geometric formations. Transformative Patterns — ARGHitecture. Data-driven design. Communicating a design is difficult.

Data-driven design

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.

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.

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.

CONFIGURBANIST - pirouznourian

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. 5 Ways Computational Design Will Change the Way You Work.

This article was originally published on ArchSmarter.

5 Ways Computational Design Will Change the Way You Work

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. 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. Dynamo to grasshopper – new mantis shrimp. 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.

dynamo to grasshopper – new mantis shrimp

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. Dynamo to grasshopper – new mantis shrimp. Grasshopper + twitter + firefly = architecture. This was an old post that I made some time ago and got lost when I migrated my website to WordPress.

grasshopper + twitter + firefly = architecture

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. 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. Advances in Architectural Geometry - MIT. Grasshopper for beginners and intermediate users by archiologics - adolfo nadal. 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. 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.

Mueble paramétrico

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 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.

Textile Morphologies Exhibition

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.