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ORI-REVO: A Design Tool for 3D Origami of Revolution. 2011 Jun Mitani, Univ. of Tsukuba The latest version is Ver.1.0.1. Contents (目次) Updates (更新情報) Introduction (はじめに) Today, origami is popular all over the world as a universal play activity involving folding a sheet of paper. There are a lot of traditional foldings descended from forerunners. I was so impressed by the art of folding techniques developed by forerunners that I stepped out into the world of origami. You can use ORI-REVO freely for non-commercial personal purposes.

折紙は1枚の紙があれば誰でも楽しめる手軽な遊戯として、世界中で親しまれています。 ORI-REVO は立体的な折紙の設計支援ツールです。 Requirements (動作環境) OS: Windows7/Vista/XP (32bit), MacOS X Java: Java5 or higher License (使用条件) You can use this application for personal purposes only. 本アプリケーションは個人使用に限定します。 Install and Start Up (インストールと起動) Windows There is no installer. インストーラはありません。 ORI-REVO Ver.1.0.1 for Windows : ori-revo-v101-win.zip (old version) ORI-REVO Ver.1.0.0 for Windows : ori-revo-v100-win.zip Mac OS Download a zip file through the following link. Update History Usage (使用方法) Parametric Design. Designplaygrounds.com. S Best Photos by Leonardo Solaas. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr.

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Structural Tessellations and Morphologies | 74 FOOTWEAR DESIGN CONSULTING. The honeycomb is probably the epitome of structural efficiency. Bees have been creating hexagonal comb structures for millenia and humans inspired by the incredible structural strength to weight ratio of their combs have joined them.

It is said that the first man-made honeycomb was made by Daedalus using gold by lost wax casting more than 3000 years ago. In 1859 Charles Darwin said that “the comb of the hive-bee, as far as we can see, is absolutely perfect in economizing labour and wax”. Little noticed is that even the the closed ends of the honeycomb cells are also an example of geometric efficiency as their trihedral shape allows two opposing honeycomb layers to nest into each other, with each facet of the closed ends being shared by opposing cells. 50 years later D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson discovered that bees build their honeycombs first as cylinders and as they push more wax onto the inside surface they also push the soft sides out and up against the neighboring cylinders.

Inside Smartgeometry. Inside Smartgeometry: Expanding the Architectural Possibilities of Computational Design Edited by Brady Peters and Terri Peters On behalf of the Smartgeometry group, we would like to invite you to the launch of "Inside Smartgeometry: Expanding the Architectural Possibilities of Computational Design" edited by Brady and Terri Peters and published by John Wiley & Sons. The richly illustrated, hard cover book features 24 original texts from members of the SG community. It provides both a history of the past ten years of SG, and offers ideas for the future of computational design in architecture. To celebrate the book´s release, join us for drinks and a few words by the Smartgeometry Directors. The book will available at a special price at this event. 21 March 2013 6.30 pm The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Royal Ear Hospital Ground Floor, Capper Street (corner of Huntley Street) London, WC1E 6AP Contributors of original text include: Robert Aish Martin Bechthold Mark Burry Chris Williams Grimshaw.

Artists | codedchromics. I hadn’t heard about this before but fist (whoops, mean first) saw this earlier this month mentioned on Syuzi Pakhchyan’s blog Wearable Technology (always an inspiration!) Sophie de Oliveira Barata offers a ‘real’ option ‘surreal’ option and an ‘unreal’ option – you’ve just got to love that! Here are some of the incredible decorated and unusual prosthetics from The Alternative Limb Project - “The Alternative Limb Project offers a personal and friendly bespoke service, which provides unique prosthetics to blend in with the body or stand out as a unique piece of art, reflecting the wearer’s imagination, personality and interests.

We will involve the wearer in all stages of the process from conception of ideas to the final work. Read more about what they are doing here Like this: Like Loading... The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation. PROJECTiONE. Pattern. S Best Photos of generative and lamp. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind.

These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Because some other search engines (Google, etc.) index parts of Flickr Hive Mind, you may have been led here from one of them. Welcome to Flickr Hive Mind, almost certainly the best search engine for photography on the web. Flickr Hive Mind is a data mining tool for the Flickr photography database, allowing search by: tags(keywords); Flickr photography groups; Flickr users, their contacts, and favorites; free text; the Flickr Explore algorithm for interestingness. Parametric Light Pattern Design – GH workshop_report. Shapeways - Make & Share Your Products with 3D Printing.

MATSYS. Frei + Saarinen Architekten. Aktuell Profil Projekte Organisation Methodik Kontakt Presse Lehre Jobs © Frei + Saarinen ArchitektenLignum-Pavillon Formgenese: Der Pavillon erklärt sich aus der Bewegung der Besucher, die eine "räumliche Acht" durchlaufen>Mehr auf YouTube Elegante Form + rudimentäres Konstuktionsprinzip Die Tragstuktur aus "gepixelten" Holzwangen wird in den Vertikaschnitten ersichtlich Die "räumliche Acht" der Innenraumes ist aussen ablesbar. Hölzerne Topographie Terrassenaufgang 20 Ebenen aus Holz-Fünfschichtplatten Die Struktur besteht 541 unterschiedlichen Einzelteilen Projektbeteiligte Auftraggeber Lignum, Holzwirtschaft Schweiz Architektur, Ausstellungskonzept Frei + Saarinen Architekten, Zürich Stefan Wülser, Martin Saarinen, Barbara Frei Statik, Verbindungstechnik Pirmin Jung Ingenieure für Holzbau AG, Rain LU Holzbau, Produktion Schilliger Holz AG, Küssnacht am Rigi Bisang Holzbau AG, Küssnacht am Rigi Metallbau (Monitorhalterungen) Tangemann Metallbau AG, Zürich.

CirclePack and circle packing. General Comments: My primary research interests revolve around circle packing: connections to analytic function theory, Riemann surfaces, computational conformal structures, and applications. (see my curriculum vita.) A circle packing is a configuration of circles with a specified pattern of tangencies. See the examples below; the circles typically must assume a variety of different sizes in order to fit together in a prescribed tangency pattern. (It is easy to confuse this with the well-known topic of `sphere packing' -- how many ping-pong balls fit in a box car -- but there is almost no contact between these two topics!!) Circle packings were introduced by William Thurston in his Notes. Conformal welding by my former student G. The Zoo: Here is a small menagerie of circle packings in the plane, the hyperbolic plane, and the sphere.

Research Papers: Recent papers for downloading: Circle Packing Software: Circle Packing Bibliography: Ways to contact me: Last Modified: May 2007. Point Attractors. Long time no see. Been very busy in the last couple of months…:( However I am particularly happy about this post. For the past month I had the chance to work on something that has been on my mind at least two years now. And finally the time has come when I manage to publicly release Nudibranch a new Add-on for Grasshopper3d. What is a Nudibranch????????? Specifically Glaucus Atlanticus.. The Nudibrach Add-in for Grasshopper3d is a set of components facilitating and automating Grasshopper’s capacity to generate distance-based value fields, in addition to moving particles through attractor defined vector-fields while creating animated simulations of these particles.

In particular, Nudibranch aims to automate the attractor development process (one or multiple), while covering most of the frequently used cases, without however intending to replace or render useless the basic understanding of how attractors operate. Enjoy, Curve Attractors. Long time no see. Been very busy in the last couple of months…:( However I am particularly happy about this post. For the past month I had the chance to work on something that has been on my mind at least two years now.

And finally the time has come when I manage to publicly release Nudibranch a new Add-on for Grasshopper3d. What is a Nudibranch????????? Specifically Glaucus Atlanticus.. The Nudibrach Add-in for Grasshopper3d is a set of components facilitating and automating Grasshopper’s capacity to generate distance-based value fields, in addition to moving particles through attractor defined vector-fields while creating animated simulations of these particles. In particular, Nudibranch aims to automate the attractor development process (one or multiple), while covering most of the frequently used cases, without however intending to replace or render useless the basic understanding of how attractors operate.

Enjoy, Brenthuntley « Pattern Redux. This is the initial structure to the pattern. My hope is to begin to distort the rigid structure by drawing perpendicular lines from the created points. I took the hexagonal surface and made it into ‘cellular’ structural system. Looking at Patterns through transparency of surfaces. Parametric Design - Somesome. [F]antastic + Interactive - ComputationalMatter. [F]antastic + Interactive Self Organizing Curves + Point Attractors Influence - Grasshopper + Python Research V.1 [28.June.2011] - via GH_Python """Organizes the Curves by using a threshold value based on distances between each curve pt.

A second set of Independent attractors in the form of points adds a new range of influence to the self organizing system . """ click images for full resolution Definition w/ Python Component Base Curves Gens [6] CurvePointsAttraction Level [6] AttractorPtThreshold Level [0] Location of Attractor Points to Influence SelfOrganization Gens [6] CurvePointsAttraction Level [6] AttractorPtThreshold Level [2] Gens [6] CurvePointsAttraction Level [6] AttractorPtThreshold Level [3] Gens [6] CurvePointsAttraction Level [6] AttractorPtThreshold Level [4] Gens [6] CurvePointsAttraction Level [6] AttractorPtThreshold Level [5] GHPython Code if "ghdoc" in globals(): a = ghdoc #b = ghdoc #a = ghdoc.SubSet(a) #b = ghdoc.SubSet(b)

System Stalker Lab. Biodigital Processes – LIBRARY IN FLORENCE. Bringing you this time Tommaso Casucci´s thesis project for its Biodigital processes in Architecture course supervised by Alessio Erioli —————————————————————————— The project is a proposal for the new library of the school of architecture, located at the limit of the old city of Florence. It is part of a renovation plan of a large area used until recent times as convent and later penitentiary. Pre-existing spaces are converted in archive, the new addition provide study areas, meeting spaces, auditorium, exhibition spaces in a continuous varying experience. The project explore the emergent qualities derived from surfaces modulation in an intensive fields, aiming to equilibrium states of program, structure and function trough morphodynamical processes.

Form, structure, function and decoration are emergent qualities of the same coherent system strictly related to his environment. WeWantToLearn.net. Hybridbiostructures. For Use » Numen / For use. Achim Menges Design Research Architecture Product Design. How to make voronoi diagram. Heumann Design/Tech. I haven’t yet decided how I want to manage the social-media-blogging component of my thesis process, which will begin in January when I return for my 10th and final semester. In a way I am inclined to be somewhat schizophrenic about it, with different aspects appearing different places. If that’s the logic I follow, it will probably feature major milestones/completions here on this blog, images/fragments/visual ideas on Thetic, my tumblr, and in-depth theoretical discussions in a private circle on Google+ (if you are interested in contributing there, let me know and I’ll add you to the circle.) However, considering the end of my pre-thesis semester a “substantial completion” of some kind, I’ll post a bit here about the project I am proposing to pursue.

My thesis is an attempt to tie together a number of threads with which I have been preoccupied over the last several years. Here’s the 2-minute pitch: Some of these results quite clearly resemble the original Eames House: 1. 2. 3. \\\ PATTERNITY /// No boxes! Fritz Obermeyer’s Jenn is a nicely crafted java application that allows a playful examination of structures in non-Euclidian space, more specifically Coxeter polytopes in stereographic projection. These complex geometric structures are the 4-dimensional Sisters to the polyhedra and have, what seems like, recursive interiors and packing formations that resemble bubbles in foam. The applet allows you to fly through these structures and orient the camera view according to your whims; other controls include toggles for the kind of rendering display settings.

Perhaps I shouldn’t report it, but there are also some nice rendering glitches on some of the selected models on certain views. The word ‘polytope’ was introduced by Alicia Boole Stott , the daughter of logician George Boole. You might experience a feeling of non-Euclidean déjà vous while roaming around Jenns polytope space , the experience of space is a lot like being in one of Escher’s drawings. The Origami Tessellations Pool. January 2007. S Best Photos of generative and geometry. O P E N S Y S T E M S. Nervous System – explorations in generative design and natural phenomena. Daniel Widrig. Design playgrounds. MINIMAL COMPLEXITY PROTOTYPE LONDON 2010 – VLAD TENU. TREND LAB. Parametric World. Algorithmic design. Parametric.