Shell Structures for Architecture
Starling mesh tools by Mateusz Zwierzycki. These components enable mesh parametrization, so it behaves like a surface - you can evaluate points at any place etc.
This paper by Nathan Miller will provide a detailed overview of the parametric methodologies which were integral to the design and development of the Hangzhou Tennis Center.
The ShortestWalk add-on for Grasshopper exposes one component which, given a network of curves and a list of lines, calculates the shortest route from line start point to line end points in a network. It is based on a topology calculator and the A* search algorithm.
tOpos by archiseb is a 3D Topology Optimisation plugin which is using GPU for computation acceleration. It is based on CUDA technology provided by NVIDIA.
Additive Formwork by Brian Peters, explores the potential and advantages of 3D printed, flexible formwork for precast concrete architectural applications.
Octopus by Robert Vierlinger was originally made for Multi-Objective Evolutionary Optimization. It allows the search for many goals at once, producing a range of optimized trade-off solutions between the extremes of each goal.
VisualARQ by F.Salla adds flexible BIM features to Rhino, and speeds up the process of modeling an architectural project in 2D and 3D. VisualARQ provides tools to generate all project document information and quantification.
This dissertation by Mania Aghaei Meibodi examines the capacity of algorithm—as a basis for computation—to diversify and expand the design exploration by enabling the designer to link disparate models and different representational mediums.
This paper by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari and Anne Waelkens introduces a custom workflow for modeling frit patterns for daylight simulation on buildings, which streamlines quantitative and qualitative daylight analysis.
This thesis by Aitor Almaraz aims to explore the possibilities of the implementation of parametric design as a linking tool for architectural spatial decisions, structure and costs -in economic and energetic terms- to analyze and determine their performance.
Voronoize by Ar37 is a grasshopper plugin that allows you to create voronoi structure from any Closed PolySurface, Open PolySurface, Non-Planar Surface, Planar Surface and Mesh.
This research by Yassin Ashour and Branko Kolarevic outlines a creative optimization workflow using a Multi-Objective Optimization engine called Octopus that runs within Grasshopper3D and simulation software DIVA for daylight factor analysis.
In this thesis Daniel Davis considered, using a reflective practice methodology, how software engineering may inform parametric modelling. Across three case studies he took aspects of the software engineering and apply them to the design of parametric models.
Atträctor by Friedrich Söllner is an easy to use tool to transform grids according to given attractor geometry. This tool was developed for a beginners Grasshopper workshop at the Städelschule architecture class in Frankfurt/Germany.
This paper presents how advancements in technology and computation may change the process of design. Intelligent Design Systems are introduced as a successful example of teaching “Computational Methods” by Dr. Arash Soleimani.
This paper by Jessie Rogers and Marc Aurel Schnabel evaluates, along with expert assessment, the novel, evolving and creative instruments employed for a digital design process. Applications within this paper derive outputs which are attention-grabbing.
Droid by ytsebastian is a 3D printing related Grasshopper Plug-in Library add-on, with control over model Slicing, Custom paths and Gcode generation. Designed to be used from small desktop 3d Printers, up to large scale Robotic Fabricators.
This thesis by Sarah Sunyoung Park, will examine the design of an airport building through biomimicry. Because of a correlation between flights, airplanes, airports, and feathers, she has selected a feather for her biological inspiration.
In this paper by Boris Plotnikov, Gerhard Schubert and Frank Petzold, A design platform has been developed which supports a seamless connection between freely shaped physical models, GIS data and Grasshopper3D.
GeoDex 3 GH by David Mans is the Grasshopper 3D implementation of the GeoDex Library, a collection of around 150 curve, surface, and volume equations.
This investigation will analyse and define the definition for Parametricism. It will analyse and compare multiple parametric theories. Then using case studies to endeavour how parametricism has been used in the design process.
In this paper by Andrea E. Del Grosso and Paolo Basso, the behavior and purpose of deployable structures are considered to be quite specific, focusing on the change of shape, which is usually obtained by a single degree of freedom transformation.
Hoopsnake by yconst is a component that enables feedback loops within Grasshopper. What it does in principle is to create a copy of the data it receives at it's input upon user request and store it locally.
This paper by Asbjørn Søndergaard, Oded Amir and Michael Knauss presents a novel method for the integrated design, optimization and fabrication of space-frame structures in an autonomous, digital process.