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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.

ORI-REVO: A Design Tool for 3D Origami of Revolution

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.

s Best Photos by Leonardo Solaas

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. If you are a Flickr user and use Flickr Stats you may have seen people being led to your photos via Flickr Hive Mind (as a Referrer). 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.

Structural Tessellations and Morphologies. The honeycomb is probably the epitome of structural efficiency.

Structural Tessellations and Morphologies

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.

Inside Smartgeometry

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. 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!)

codedchromics

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. 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.

s Best Photos of generative and lamp

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. If you are a Flickr user and use Flickr Stats you may have seen people being led to your photos via Flickr Hive Mind (as a Referrer). Parametric Light Pattern Design – GH workshop_report. Shapeways - Make & Share Your Products with 3D Printing. MATSYS. Frei + Saarinen Architekten. 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.

CirclePack and circle packing

Point Attractors. Long time no see.

Point Attractors

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. Curve Attractors. Long time no see.

Curve Attractors

Been very busy in the last couple of months…:( However I am particularly happy about this post. Brenthuntley « Pattern Redux. This is the initial structure to the pattern.

brenthuntley « Pattern Redux

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] 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.) \\\ 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 Origami Tessellations Pool. January 2007. "LE CHAMP" is a study for a small gallery for architecture in NYC; within the host of that SOM project with a very low budget and a tight scheddule, marc fornes & theverymany is investigating the notion of field and distributed design. from "animate" rules, to shift in morphology, to mutate... back for the purpose of the exercice (lacking of US army budget and time frame developpment) to "animate" as a possible result of differnet forecast, the flow -within "LE CHAMP"- has been the most litterally expressed via a field vectors, actual device support for presentation panels which should be simply laser-cut onto a full spectrum of colored acrylic panels. project protocol written in rhinoscript (rhino v4.0) VECTOR FIELD (Wikipedia.org)In mathematics a VECTOR FIELD is a construction in vector calculus which associates a vector to every point in a Euclidean space.

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. Posts Tagged ‘Parametric Architecture’ MINIMAL COMPLEXITY PROTOTYPE LONDON 2010 – VLAD TENU. TREND LAB. Parametric World. a3reel: Algorithmic design. Parametric.