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Parametric Posts Tagged ‘Parametric’ Roka Akor SF Bar Wall Date: 2013Size: 36′ x 6.5′ x 6″Materials: Amber PlybooTools: Rhino, GrasshopperLocation: Roka Akor, 801 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CaliforniaFabrication: S/U/M, Oakland, California Description: Matsys was commissioned to design and fabricate a feature wall for the new bar of Roka Akor. The wall’s gentle undulations evoke the region’s rolling hills while also making resonating with waves and wind.

Grasshopper This component implements a mixed approach to creating curves of constant width for regular polygons of odd segment count. This series of components access the sun system in Rhino and allow for control and returning of sun parameters. These two components allow for two means of list organization.

Rhino Grasshopper VS Generative Components (A canopy design created in Generative Components by Elif Erdine)This is the Second Guest post from Mark Loomis I would like to thank him for taking the time to share with us his findings regarding different generative design platforms,hope it serves to start an interesting conversation with our readers and followers. I’m Mark Loomis, a landscape architect who is guest posting on this blog. As promised in my previous post, I’m going to compare GenerativeComponents to Grasshopper. Grasshopper “Fiery Lanterns” is an expression of sustainability and simplicity, in a modern consumerist world when simple ancient systems are taken for granted. In the theme “Caravansary”, the installation aims to initiate a cultural exchange, encasing Burners and creating crossroads to connect world’s neighbourhoods. The installation shows the possibilities of analysing natural mathematical systems, which we commonly interact with in everyday life and reinterpreting them. Research to produce “Fiery Lanterns”, has allowed detailed prototyping of bending timber to create a memory structure. Testing it to destruction and pushing the understanding of its properties, utilising its strengths and minimalising its weaknesses. The installation takes inspiration from natural repeating phyllotaxis spirals in sunflower heads.

grasshopper The Brute Force component, now included in TT Toolbox (release 1.4 and newer), provides an alternative means of running optimization routines in your Grasshopper workflows. Optimization is used loosely here, as this tool is not using an algorithm to find the most optimal combination of sliders, but instead it solves ALL possible combinations of sliders that are connected to the input S. This component and method help to provide a means of looking at design space where you either want to see all possible permutations, or the total possible number of iterations is not so large that it warrants running the study in Galapagos or another optimization algorithm.

Unrolling Surfaces in Grasshopper This Grasshopper definition is proof of concept for a VB component that unrolls developable surfaces to the XY plane. To make the component, I've adapted a rhinoscript by Andrew Kudless (of Matsys) to run in VB, enlisting the help of CCA student Ripon DeLeon to write the code. See more on this project at and the rhino base file here: unroll test.3dm The unrolled shape is about 96% accurate (judged by difference in surface area between unrolled and original surfaces). supermanoeuvre ReVault is a project that implements a new methodology for the design, fabrication, and construction of unreinforced thin-shell stone vaulting through the use of algorithmic form-finding techniques and multi-axis robotic water jet cutting. The techniques build upon traditional thin-shell masonry vaulting tectonics with a masonry system capable of self-support during construction. The methodology may also reduce the labor cost of vault construction, while expanding the application of thin-shell vaulting to irregular forms that may respond to external factors such as siting constraints and environmental criteria. The intent of the research is to reignite and reanimate unreinforced compressive masonry vaulting as a contemporary building practice and to expand its application through the addition of formally-driven criteria. The ReVault project was presented at the 2011 ACADIA Conference in Banff, Canada, the premier international conference on the impacts of technology on architecture.

EGGCRATOR: automated eggcrate creator - UMN Digital Design Resource Library This grasshopper definition will take a closed 3 dimensional surface as an input and generate an approximation of that shape with an "eggcrate." It will also produce a set of numbered cutting templates for each rib of your eggcrate which you will be able to use for various digital fabrication mechanisms, like a laser cutter or CNC mill. The procedure for setting up your file is listed in the definition. Definition screenshot William Adams Grasshopper Exploration 1 – Spikes I am interested in how simple geometric shapes like triangle could join together and form spikes. I started this exploration of forms by folding an origami of an interesting pattern I saw. From the paper model, I could play with the movements of the different spikes. I transferred the pattern into Grasshopper. Below is how the whole definition and pattern looks like. With this definition, I can edit the pattern by (1) adjust the height of the spikes, (2) adjust the size of the triangles and (3) increase or decrease the amount of tessellation.

Architecture & Design News LMN is excited to showcase model-building as part of the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) 18th Annual Architectural Model Exhibit, running through Feb 5 at the Center for Architecture & Design at 1010 Western Ave. The theme of the exhibit is “Form,” interpreted in may ways by displays from more than 50 participants. LMN’s entry collects an array of 3D printed and CNC-routed study and presentation models, including a section of the Northgate Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge (above).

DataTree selection rules Dear Users, I've been working on data tree selection rules this weekend and when 0.9.0063 is released (hopefully tomorrow, 4th November) the [Path Compare], [Tree Split] and [Replace Path] components will work slightly different from before. Sorry about breaking this, but it proved impossible to improve the selection logic with the fairly ambiguous notation that was implemented already. Not every change is breaking though and I hope that most simple matching rules will work as before. There will be a McNeel webinar on Wednesday the 6th of November where I discuss the new selection rules (as well as path mapping syntax and relative offsets within one or more data trees). This will be a pretty hard-core webinar aimed at expert users.

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