The Parametric Process

Parametric Process

The objective of this study by Christine Pedersen is to investigate the efficiencies of using ‘parametric design’ for landscape designs and in the practice of landscape architecture.

Traveling Salesman Problem Grasshopper3d LeafVein Plugin

Traveling Salesman Problem

In this grasshopper example file you can define a sphere and use the TSP(travelling salesman problem) component from the Leafvein plugin as a space filling algorithm.

Topology Optimized Hemispherical Shell

Optimized Shell

This thesis by Grace Melcher considers the design of a topology optimized hemisphere, a hemispherical continuous shell, and a hemispherical grid shell, and compares the structural performance of these three shells under asymmetric loads.

Bio-Origami Form finding and evaluation

Bio-Origami

This paper by Daniel Baerlecken, Matthew Swarts, Russell Gentry and Nixon Wonoto, presents a concept of origami as a form-generator for a structural system that allows deployability for structures with large spans.

Wavy Panel Python Grasshopper3d

Wavy Panel

In this python example file, you can model a parametric wavy pattern by using the sine function.

Mesh Loft Table Grasshopper3d Weaverbird plugin

Mesh Loft Table

In this grasshopper example file you can create a mesh loft and subdivide it by the T+3 subdivision component.

Curly Strips Grasshopper3d MeshEdit Parakeet

Curly Strips

In this grasshopper example file you can model a series of curly strips by finding points on a cone.

Twist of Curves Grasshopper3d Weaverbird Plugin

Twist of Curves

In this grasshopper example file, by creating a series of lines between divided points from two ellipses, you can create a parametric geometry.

Robotic Contouring

Robotic Contouring

This paper by Andrei Gheorghe, Philipp Hornung, Sigurd Reiss and Robert Vierlinger provides insight into a new robotic plastic forming process through the prototypical construction of a full scale structure.

Rectangular Growth

Rectangular Growth

In this grasshopper example file you can model a parametric fractal form by using anemone and lunchbox plugins.

Flow Along Curve Grasshopper3d jackalope plugin

Flow Along Curve

In this grasshopper example file, you can re-align a mesh box from a base curve to a target curve.

Floor Lamp Grasshopper3d weaverbird plugin

Floor Lamp

In this grasshopper example file you can model a parametric floor lamp with orthogonal lines.

Mirror Cut Mesh Grasshopper3d Pufferfish weaverbird plugin

Mirror Cut Mesh

In this grasshopper example file you can model a parametric mesh surface by using mirror cut mesh from the pufferfish plugin.

Colorful Ziggurat Grasshopper3d Pufferfish Plugin

Colorful Ziggurat

In this grasshopper example file by applying a parametric noise on a series of rectangles and extruding them you can generate a ziggurate geometry.

Truncated Mesh Morphing Grasshopper3d Pufferfish Weaverbird Plugin

Truncated Mesh Morphing

In this grasshopper example file you can morph a geometry from a reference box to a twisted box to have a parametric shape.

Generic Pattern Grasshopper3d Weaverbird Parakeet Plugin

Generic Pattern

In this grasshopper example file you can model a parametric pattern by using a series of parakeet components.

Antisnub Effect on Shortest Walk

Antisnub Effect on Shortest Walk

In this grasshopper example file you can model a parametric 3d form by using shortest walk from random generated points and add antisnub component from the mesh+ plugin.

Optimization of Doubly-Curved Kirigami

Doubly-Curved Kirigami

This thesis by Michael Ramirez focuses on using optimization to computationally construct doubly-curved configurations of the Spin-Valence pattern logic from input surfaces. To accomplish this, optimization in Rhinoceros v6 and Python v3.7 is used.

Design and Fabrication with Robot as Brick-laying tool

Brick Laying Robot

This paper presents methodology and implementation of parametric architectural design of bricklaying walls fabricated by industrial robotic arm. As a design tool Grasshopper is used, a visual programming editor that runs within the Rhinoceros 3D CAD application.

Petal Formation Grasshopper3d Definition

Petal Formation

In this grasshopper example file you can model a series of parametric petals by using the graph mapper component.

Proximity Regions Grasshopper3d Definition Dendro Plugin

Proximity Regions

In this grasshopper example file you can model a parametric form by generating a series of random points inside a box.

3D Printed Eco Wall

Eco Wall

BANYAN Eco Wall by BigRep, the world’s first fully additively manufactured (AM) green wall with naturally integrated drainage and irrigation systems. The prototype features unprecedented innovations in design, functionality, technology and size.

Optimization of Patterned Structures

Patterned Structures

This thesis by Diego Alfonso Rivera advances a recent work on the optimization of patterned surface structures used for architecture and structural engineering.

Wavy Puzzle Grasshopper3d Definition

Wavy Puzzle

In this grasshopper example file you can model a series of random parametric puzzle-like panels.