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Neoarchaic Design December 27th, 2010 | Published in Design, Objects Insert, Reverse, Repeat, Cross NIC NAC, a modular fabric, creates a system by which a small tow dimensionally packable module can be cut with minimum material waste and coupled together with only a small amount of surface area reduction in overlap. The resulting fabric creates a continuous surface which is flexible, yet can hold form through friction slip joints, is a solid membrane, yet porous, and is translucent, yet textured with differentiated opacity. Grasshopper « Philosophical Statement: Inti: The Incan Sun God, his face portrayed as a gold disk from which rays and flames extended. Inti is the Sun and controls all that implies: warmth, light and sunshine.

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.

New Fabrications for Architecture The Euclid robot and Ron 2.0 make their first 3D printed object. This was just a simple test print on the Euclid robot now that it is fully up and running, but it came out better than I was expecting. This whole layer based printing business is pretty easy.

Grasshopper This definition divides a given surface and flattens each quad section to be unrolled to a grid on the xy plane. Once unrolled each face is then flattened and given tabs for reconstruction. Labels are provided. THIS IS CURRENTLY A BETA VERSION AND IS NOT FULLY DEVELOPED, CHECK BACK FOR [...]

[Complex Geometry] This is an old excercise I developed some time ago; a short definition that translates any bitmap, given in any compatible format (.png, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .bmp) into a point cloud and, by using the saturation values of the image, returns a group of circles redrawing the original image, like some kind of “pixels”. This kind of processes is widely used in architecture and design this days, you can find several examples of perforated metal panels used as external skins or as space dividers in several kind of buildings. You can download the definition and example file from the following link. This work by [Complex Geometry] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License For more information about the functionality of this definition please continue reading.

Parametric Wood 3D Laths This is an update that will generate 3 dimensional laths for rendering purposes. Work Credit by percentage: Daniel: 60% Jason: 25% ALEX HOFREFE-RHINO DEFINITIONS This definition was developed for my final thesis project to generate a louver system based on functional requirements within the building. The performance was then tested in Ecotect. A large part of my thesis design involved invertible arena seating with many moving parts. WorkshopParametricDesign You are currently visiting the workshop web page, presenting the work of Faculty of Architecture students, from Novi Sad. The main topic is parametric design. During this course, students had an opportunity to get acquainted with the NURBS geometry, advanced digital capabilities of parametric design and a chance to fabricate this design in a form of architectural models. Nalazite se na web strani workshopa, na kojoj ce biti prezentovani radovi studenata sa Arhitektonskog fakulteta u Novom Sadu . Tema radionice je parametrijsko modelovanje.