Studio « Digital Fabrication in Architecture Group Introduction The basis for my design was a deployable structure with the express purpose of aid relief. Therefore, the development of my design was focused specifically towards three key issues: it had to be compact and easily transportable when in storage, quickly deployed with minimum of action, and stable when fully open. These three drivers would direct the formation of material, joints and assembly concerns. The inspiration for the structure was a portable folding stool, with a swivelling mechanism that resulted in a stable tripod base when deployed, but a compact bundle when closed. The spaces created beneath the legs, as well as the span created by the seat, was the suggestions of a possibly useful space that interested me in further exploration.
"Designing Programs" - edited by Casey Reas (@reas) and Chandler McWilliams (@brysonian) #creativecode #design (This essay was commissioned by Centre national des arts plastiques for Graphisme en France 2012) - Edited by Casey Reas and Chandler McWilliams - Technical mastery and innovation are part of the rich history of visual design. The printing press is the quintessential example of how a shift in design technology can ripple through society. In the Twenty-First Century, innovation in design often means pushing the role of computers within the visual arts in new directions.
netrequest.net No architectural or drafting background needed for NetRequest’s CAD use. Imagine the possibilities of viewing, sharing, drawing and modifying your CAD drawings on-line. No more mailing or emailing drawing files back and forth or remembering which file is most current with the actual changes. 2.6/Manual/Render/Cycles/Nodes From BlenderWiki Materials, lights and backgrounds are all defined using a network of shading nodes. These nodes output values, vectors, colors and shaders. Shaders An important concept to understand when building node setups is that of the shader socket.
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designcoding This is a starting point of pattern generation study in a dataflow environment. Based on Hankin’s method of Islamic Pattern generations, I tried to simulate his process beginning with a basic regular tiling (regular hexagonal tessellation). This and other methods are explained in phD thesis of Craig S. Kaplan (here) Grasshopper definition can be downloaded here: [GHX file:0.8.0063] This approach is especially good at deformations from various attractors (without breaking linear stability). Further research should include other generation methods such as the rule-based approach that, at first sight seems to fit on a computer simulation better.
Digging on Shigeru I’m fascinated by Shigeru Ban’s Nine Bridge Club house. The projection of the a rectangular grid down into these funnel shapes is such a simple idea on a large scale and totally mind bending in the details. For my sketch, I made a quarter of one funnel with a revolve, cut it down to a square edge, divided the surface, then turned off the U and V grids, and used intersects projected from Level 1. The panel is just a half step pattern with this geometry. About Formfinder is a design software that is as easy to operate as a sheet of paper and a pencil.Formfinder assists architects and project planners in the design, planning and cost-effectiveness assessment for the implementation of tensile membrane structures. Tensile membrane structures are made of flexible non-rigid materials ranging from, for instance, a simple awning to "textile façades" and the roofing over sports stadiums. The Formfinder software generates a productive dialogue between the client, the architect, the structural planner and the manufacturer of the materials used.
Introduction to Houdini's Node Based Workflow Download Video - 49MB [16 Min.]Download Torrent Houdini is best known for its node-based workflow which makes it easy to step back and make changes. Everything you do in Houdini is recorded into nodes that are connected into networks that provide a history of your decisions that can be revised, rewired and shared with colleagues.