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These are a series of experiments, in which the designer try to use parametric and digital method to realize these interesting optical illusion effects and generate 3d geometry or space rather than just 2d painting. Continue reading The design task of this project was to design a multifunctional theatre inside an old gasholder in the Hague the Netherlands. This project is a renovation of an old monumental building, we apply the new generation process, new material and manufacture method, new structure and construction logic to transfer the old building to a fire new thing with also new functions. In this project, our essential design emphasis focuses on organization of overall rule and open system, rather than on each segments of this project. The intention was to achieve highly varied heterogeneous spatial formations, catering to a wide variety of human activities and programmatic demands. This is a Workshop for Msc 2 Master student of Hyperbody. Related:  Rhino/Grasshoppercpuh

Fibre Composite Adaptive Systems Designed by Maria Mingallon, Sakthivel Ramaswamy, Konstantinos Karatzas Fibre composite adaptive systems is a research project which emulates self-organisation processes in nature by developing a fibre composite that can sense, actuate and hence efficiently adapt to changing environmental conditions. Fibre composites which are anisotropic and heterogeneous offer the possibility for local variations in their material properties. Embedded fibre optics would be used to sense multiple parameters and shape memory alloys integrated in a fibre composite material for actuation. The definition of the geometry, both locally and globally would complement the adaptive functions and hence the system would display ’Integrated Functionality’. ‘Thigmo-morphogenesis’ refers to the changes in shape, structure and material properties of biological organisms that are produced in response to transient changes in environmental conditions. -> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 - Limited Edition Book TRIANGULATION BLOG The coffee table "Sectionimal" was created in 2009 by the Chilean parametric design and digital studio gt_2P. Its design was created from digital modeling with parametric generative algorithms capable of section volumes. The Sectioninal's structure has a free volume sectioned and assembled from its manufacturing plans. Currently this product is commercialized for the furniture and design objects store Sala Vitra, Santiago. About gt_2P, great things_to People; "gt_2P emerged from the compatible interests we discovered amongst the associates, including productive process of architecture and design and the possibility to generate these processes from digital mediums, trying to reach farther than what is representative by including areas of fabrication, manufacturing and construction from these media. Our main interest is the design process assisted by computing knowledge (C-KAD, Computing Knowledge Aided Design).

grasshopper code . a collection of codes & grammars for Grasshopper, a generative modeling tool for Rhinoceros. 3D Hilbert Curve This definition generates a 3D Hilbert Curve, a continuous fractal space-filling curve. nGon mesh tessellation Starting from a closed surface it builds a nGon mesh tessellation Curves Sorter Starting from a list of curves it takes the first one then it looks for the closest curve and it eventually flips the direction to optimize the toolpath lenght. froGH A sparse collection of tools for Grasshopper. See the code, explanation and download here. Clusterizer This definition groups indexes of connected points into separate clusters. Spirograph This definition simulates a spirograph tool. 3D Differential mesh relaxation This definition explores the 3D relaxation of a mesh effected by an image gradient. Vorospace Math surfaces .

eat-a-bug MADEinCALIFORNIA ///Co.De. 3DVizART Homeostatic Façade System Thursday, 06 January 2011 GreenMuze Staff The Homeostatic Façade System by Decker Yeadon Architects. The Homeostatic Façade is a building thermal control system that uses mechanical-muscle operated, exterior surface-mounted louvers and is a feature of Decker Yeadon Architects' intelligent green-building architectural design. The Homeostatic Façade uses polymer and elastomer louvers with a silver coating that open when illuminated by the sun, and close again as the sun’s heating effect wanes. The dielectric silver-elastomer forms an actuator that responds to an electric charge on the silver surface proportional to the amount of incident sunlight. <div style="background-color:red;color:white;width:160px"><strong>JavaScript is disabled! Adobe Flash Player not installed or older than 9.0.115! The louver system helps regulate the heat entering and leaving the building, thereby controlling the internal building temperature. Visit: Via FastCoDesign

Architectural Rendering in 3DSMAX with VRay Architectural visualization these days can be a very lucrative business with projects that range from $100 to $10,000. The rise in demand for more realistic conceptualization of buildings immediately outdated programs like AutoCAD, which had previously been used for both the visualization and planning stages of the design. To be blunt, potential customers want to see something that looks real when they are buying something that hasn’t been built and architects want to display something that doesn’t look like Play-Dough. A real leap with realism comes from 3DSMAX and VRay, which has an increased artistic flexibility to create better images. We’ll begin by creating something relatively simple. Perspectives & polygons Step One: Click your front viewport, then go to Views>Viewport Background. Step Two: Under the create tab on the right side of the program, under the geometry rollout, drag out a box the size of the first column of windows. Railing about rendering Curve your NURBS Set up VRAY

Institute Computational Design (ICD) Archive » Waffle Structures: Rhino Grasshopper Yes ! the classic waffle structures , I think this kind of definitions are very useful specially to those starting in their way of parametric design and of course Grasshopper, they have a wide range of applications that can go from architectural projects to conceptual furniture like this quick example I made. The definition is made so you can set up the number of sections in the X and Y axis separately , also you can set up the height of each sections as well as the thickness of the material you are going to work with. Finally the definitions orients al the parts to the X-Y axis with an ID tag so you can easily organize them and get them ready for the CNC mill or the laser cutter. This definition will help understand most of the basic components that Grasshopper currently has implemented,It was made with Grasshopper Version 6.0019 we have to remember it still is a WIP so they maybe some problems using it in other versions.

Earthscrapers, by Rael San Fratello Architects. Display table demonstrating the tools and outcomes of rapid manufacturing and rapid prototyping with concret Earthscrapers is an installation for the 2010 Biennial of the Americas that imagines the potential of employing CAD and CAM processes in the construction of a proto-architectural landscape—one where the building material source and the building itself are seamless. It also demonstrates the internal design, research and experimentation process by Rael San Fratello Architects in hacking a 3D printer to rapid proto­type and rapid manufacture clays, ceramics and ultimately cement. A rapid manufactured concrete tower maquette: Linear and vertical modularity using rapid manufactured concrete 3D printed concrete form