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Geometry Gym

Geometry Gym
There's been a few private and public discussions about Parametric IFC and IFC for Content. As a prelude refer to and perhaps we need a twitter hash tag? Manufacturers and suppliers are caught in a difficult situation at the moment about generating BIM data and leveraging the best value (and success) in doing so. There is obviously a cost in preparation and there is little choice at the moment but to either generate pick which BIM software that native content can be created for or generate IFC as neutral data. Budget, time and expertise constraints make it highly unlikely anyone will author native content for all BIM software (and is a lot of duplicated effort). Current BIM software capability with IFC is presently leads to a lot of frustration and poor performance, but I don't think it has to be that way and will try to convey that with this blog post.

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GH hexagonal mesh 01 With this definition we can plot all kinds of patterns formed by planar closed curves on a surface with double curvature achieving this effect of skin with variable apertures depending on their distance to one or more points attractors. The script works optimizing meshes to obtain a smooth skin using weaverbird component. CONFLUENCES_workshop series This exercise will be explained during the Grasshopper // Clever skin Workshop, for more info check this link: Independent Study Posted by LCSinopoli on April 6, 2012 Homepage and Concepts behind Galapagos: ‘Homepage’: Concepts: Real World Uses: - Ventilation Panel Design: Finding the best pattern to keep a constant 40% opening ration for optimum ventilation while limiting radii to cut down on tooling costs. – Proctor and Matthews Architects - Plan Optimization Test: Using “client-based” requirements for a plan layout, Galapagos solves a number of plan options to best achieve all 12 parameters. This plug and play style of architecture could be an interesting way of approaching design. – Independent_Dima Chiriacov

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. TOM WISCOMBE ARCHITECTURE - Chinese University of Hong Kong Arena This proposal for a university sports complex is part of a larger masterplan and architectural design competition for the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen. The project is a ground up, top-tier university campus with a total of 300,000 square meters of construction in Phase One and 150,000 square meters in Phase Two. The program includes classrooms, labs, dorms, faculty housing, administration, amenities, and sports functions. The joint design team, including Mack Scogin, Neil Denari, Brendan Macfarlane, and John Enright was organized and led by Thom Mayne of Morphosis in support of his continuing interest in ‘combinatory urbanism’. The Sports Complex This building is more than a sports venue; it is an idea about social space and multi-functionality for 21st century university culture.

grasshopper « un didi Follow Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Join 50 other followers Powered by karamba Karamba 1.0.5 is now available for download and includes the following new features and bug-fixes. Karamba 1.0.5 contains these new features: A simplified installation procedure. Iso- and stream-lines with user supplied values and vectors at mesh-vertices (unlimited mesh-size also in the FREE-version of Karamba). Benchmark examples with known results from literature for the evaluation of calculation […] This intensive 4 day design/fabricate/build workshop explored digital form-finding techniques to produce a series of scaled architectural prototypes for freestanding pavilion structures. Two student teams each developed a proposal through dynamic meshrelaxation processes to simulate the formation of a tensioned membrane structure.

MESH MAKER from Curves Intersection – Arthur Mani ltd. Below are the files I used to design Chester Zoo’s free-form geodesic gridshell roof. Geodesic_Mesh.3dm Geodesic_Dome_0 Geodesic_Dome_1 Jewelry webinar About six months ago, Australian jeweler Chris Botha started playing with T-Splines for Rhino and posting his results in the T-Splines forum. His gallery thread has turned into the most prolific on our forum, with 161 posts and over 12000 views, and is filled with dozens of jewelry pieces that are distinctively organic. On Friday, October 28, 2011 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT, Chris will present at a free T-Splines webinar, “How T-Splines changed my approach to making jewelry in CAD.” There are still spots available — register now for this free webinar. You won’t want to miss this chance to get candid insights from a T-Splines pro about how he uses T-Splines in his design process.

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