Rhino ++ Grasshopper – Plethora Project Plethora-Project.com is an initiative to accelerate computational literacy in the frame of architecture and design. It aligns with the "show me your screens" motto of the TopLap live-coding group attempting to get rid of Obscurantism in digital design. Directed by Jose Sanchez Contact me at : email@example.com Bio: Jose Sanchez is an Architect / Programmer / Game Designer based in Los Angeles, California. The Living Video produced and directed by: Brooklyn Digital Foundry A project by The Living Principal: David Benjamin Project Lead: Danil Nagy Design Team: John Locke, Damon Lau, Nathan Smith, Ray Wang, Jim Stoddart, Christo Logan, Dan Taeyoung Lee, Junhee Cho, John Becker, Joe Brennan, Steven Tsai, George Valdes, Adrian von der Osten Video produced and directed by: Brooklyn Digital Foundry Branding collaborator: Bruce Mau Design Organic material collaborator: Ecovative Design Daylight material collaborator: 3M Natural color collaborators: Shabd Simon-Alexander and Audrey Louisere Structural engineer: Arup Environmental engineer: Atelier Ten Salvaged material and compost collaborator: Build It Green!
Scripting Posts Tagged ‘Scripting’ Shellstar Pavilion Date: 2012Size: 8m x 8m x 3mMaterials: 4mm Translucent Coroplast, Nylon Cable Ties, Steel Foundations, PVC and Steel Reinforcement ArchesTools: Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, Python, Lunchbox, RhinoscriptLocation: Wan Chai, Hong KongEvent: Detour 2012 Description: Shellstar is a lightweight temporary pavilion that maximizes its spatial performance while minimizing structure and material. Commissioned for Detour, an art and design festival in Hong Kong in December 2012, the pavilion was designed to be an iconic gathering place for the festival attendees.
MIT Media Lab Designer Neri Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development and assistant professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her group explores how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to radically transform the design and construction of objects, buildings, and systems. Oxman coined the term “material ecology” to describe the study and design of products and processes integrating environmentally aware, computational, form-generation processes and digital fabrication.
Blog Archive » Attracted Flows This is a rhinoscript where you can set various points where vectors flow out from according to a certain velocity. As these vectors travel, the flows are attracted to the various attractor points in different weights three dimensionally. It simulates a close logic to the emitted particles being attracted to newton forces in Maya. Option Explicit ‘Script written by Howard Jiho Kim / crtl-i.com Call Main() Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian London-based artist Leonardo Ulian (previously) has completed a new body of work titled Sacred Space. Inspired by Hindu and Buddhist symbolism, Ulian continues his exploration of technology and spiritualism with these carefully sculpted mandalas created with soldered computer and radio components. Via Beers.Lambert: Ulian’s reflexive use of the geometrical mandala can also be seen as a nod to his ‘past-life’ as an technican, but through his application, Ulian divorces the electronic components from their origins, giving new life to these (now defunct) technological bits, creating a new type of hybridization that is equal parts spiritualization and contemporary critique: “We live in a society that worships electronic technology,” he states “both for necessity but also because it makes us feel better, not unlike its own new form of fashionable spirituality.”
International Terminal Waterloo < Projects The International Terminal Waterloo is a multi-faceted transport interchange that was designed to facilitate the journeys of 15 million international rail passengers per year. Grimshaw’s brief for the project was to build a streamlined terminal, and because of the international service, it had all the requirements of an airport including full security screening, immigration and customs border control. All within a constrained central London site, through which passengers could pass quickly and efficiently. The resulting landmark design is a monument to the new railway age heralded by the advent of cross-channel rail travel in Britain. The roof responds to the dictates of the site, specifically to the west where it must rise more steeply in order to accommodate the height of the trains.
Rory Hyde Projects Photo: Simon Schluter, The Age Temporary installation of a geodesic dome at the National Gallery of Victoria for the Melbourne Now exhibition (Nov 2013 - Mar 2014). Project text In the mid 1960s, while he was designing the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), architect Roy Grounds was experimenting with geometry on a property near Penders on the south-coast of NSW. One of his experiments was a geodesic dome, of the kind pioneered in the USA by radical designer, scientist, engineer and philosopher Buckminster Fuller. But where Fuller’s domes were military grade, Grounds’ interpretation was far more ‘Australian’.
hybridbiostructures: DigiHYBIOS 1.0 & AnaHYBIOS 3.0 / New Approach: From Digital FormFinding to Analogue Methods With the latest HYBIOS, we adopted a new approach. This time the experiment was based on a digital FormFinding algorithm using Daniel Piker's Kangaroo Plugin for Grasshopper. The new experiment also resolved some of the issues of the previous experiment. A cellular grid was used to generate a frame for pathways to have a more even floor to walk on. GRASSHOPPER TUTORIALS + EXERCISES The exercises below test basic competence using Grasshopper. Attempt to complete the exercises and if you need extra help refer to the tutorial PDFs. This tutorial introduces students to the workflow of Grasshopper by creating a simple definition that takes a reference direction from input curves and re-orients them to face an attractor point. This tutorial extends upon tutorial 01 by creating a simple definition that analyses the curvature of a doubly curved surface and indicates how this could be further extended to manipulate material qualities to achieve complex double curvature from perforations in a flat sheet. Information regarding the further extension of this definition is provided at the end of the tutorial. This tutorial will panel a surface with a specified grid of polylines using triangular, rectangular, hexagonal and radial grids.
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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. But first, I have to solve the semi-regular tilings as they don’t exist as ready-made components yet.
Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures Pulse And Hypnotize The Creators Project linked up with Anthony Howe, an Eastsound, WA-based painter and sculpture artist to highlight his work in the medium of surreal kinetic wind sculpture that are initially designed in 3D software. "I was bored with everything being static in my visual world," Howe told us. In other words, he believes sculptures don't have to be stoic designs that are lifeless. Howe creates art that lives and moves with nature, and his metal cut-outs give the impression of dancing, real-world screensavers. The artist walked us through the workflow of how his pieces go from 3D models that he designs on his desktop to CAD designs made through Rhinoceros 3D. These designs are then laser cut using a plasma cutter before he meticulously crafts the structures using traditional metal work processes.
News blog - procedural architecture and design Interesting Article explaining potentials of emerging 3d print technologies and sketching a design credo in five tenets. 1. Growth over Assembly 2. Integration over Segregation 3.