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F2 Parametric Pavilion

F2 Pavilion

The F2 Pavilion was designed and fabricated by University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture’s graduate students under the direction of Andrew Kudless, Director of Matsys.

Echo Interactive Kinetic Art Installation

Echo

“Echo” by Breakfast is a multi-sensory experience that visualizes real-time data occurring on social media through ripples that move across the surface. As the amount of social posts changes, it will impact the clarity of your portrait.

Mercury Theatre Parametric Facade

Mercury Theatre

A deep facade of wooden blades, designed in a wave-shape by Project Meganom, gives the building dynamics, while remaining stable.

Shape Design and Analysis of Adaptive Structures Using Grasshopper3d

Adaptive Structures

This paper by Lenka Kormaníková, Eva Kormaníková and Dušan Katunský describes adaptive materials and structures used in architecture. An adaptive shape is designed and analyzed using algorithmic plug-in Grasshopper.

Vessel Forms Digital Fabrication

Vessel Forms

Designer Julia Ibbini is interested in human and machine collaboration in a traverse of analog and digital to create work with highly detailed machined precision, but which remains distinctly human in origin.

Expression Surface Grasshopper3d Definition

Expression Surface

In this definition you can use the expression a*(sin^b)*(cos^c) to produce a parametric mathematical curve and then loft three of these curves to make the final surface.

Bounding Box Opt. Grasshopper3d Definition

Bounding Box Opt.

In this definition you can learn how to optimize a bounding box of a solid by using Galapagos and by rotating it around the x,y,z axis. Finally you can use a few simple commands to visualize some of the Data in the rhino viewport.

Parametric Ecological Design

Parametric Ecological Design

This article by Marcin Giedrowicz will talk about the Bridge Pavilion in Zaragoza, 30 St Mary Axe in London,  Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi,  City of Culture of Galicia in Santago De Compostela, Free Railway International Competition in Posen.

SZU Pavilion Parametric Design with Grasshopper3d

SZU Pavilion

The SZU pavilion is the result of a semester long module collaborated between HKPDA and Shenzhen University. The geometry is generated through Grasshopper Plugin: kangaroo, a force simulation software.

Lorenz Attractor Grasshopper3d Definition

Lorenz Attractor

In this grasshopper definition you can create the Lorenz attractor by using the differential equations and using the Anemone plugin to simulate the growing curve.

Mesh+ Example #1 Grasshopper3d Definition

Mesh+ Example #1

In this definition we have used the Mesh+ Thatch weave command to produce a parametric weave pattern on an untrimmed Nurbs surface.

Robotic Timber Construction

Robotic Timber Construction

This paper by the group of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich, presents a novel approach to non-standard timber assembly – Robotic Timber Construction (RTC) – where robotic fabrication is used to expand additive digital fabrication techniques towards industrial full scale dimensions.

Crysalis Parametric Design using Grasshopper3d

Crysalis III

Crysalis (III) is a sculptural piece that explores cellular morphologies using parametric tools and composite materials. Designed and built by MATSYS, the sculpture takes direct inspiration from the organization of barnacle-like cells.

Swarm Fashion Grasshopper3d Definition

Swarm Fashion

In this grasshopper definition we have used the Quelea plugin for agent base modeling. By changing the agents behaviour you can have different conceptual models.

Key Pattern Grasshopper3d Definition

Key Pattern

In this definition we have made a pattern based on a rotating and scaling square grid which the center connects to the middle of the edges and then by following a geometrical algorithm we reach the final pattern.

Origami In Kinetic Architecture

Origami In Kinetic Architecture

This research by Scott Macri creates a useful primer for designing rigid-thick origami structures by simplifying and organizing existing knowledge on rigid-thick origami into a more accessible format for designers and architects.

3D printed project EGG

Project EGG

Project EGG is made from 4,760 individuated pieces, which have been made by hundreds of desktop 3D-printers from all over the world. Conceived and organized by furniture designer Michiel Van Der Kley, the irregular ellipsoid form measures roughly 5 x 4 x 3 meters.

Box-Sphere Pattern Grasshopper3d Definition

Box-Sphere Pattern

In this definition we will find the solid difference between a box and a series of spheres on the corners and the face centers. then we will morph the module into a Nurbs surface.

Geodesic Nodes Grasshopper3d Definition

Geodesic Nodes

In this definition we will use the node points of a series of geodesic lines to find the best plane for the cylindrecal connections.

Parametric Designs to Evaluate Kinetic Facades for Daylight Performance

Evaluate Kinetic Facades

This research presents a solution for evaluation of kinetic facades system performance via experiences and lessons learnt from experiments. Authors bridge between architects and engineers to address limitations associated with incorporating performance criteria in the design of kinetic facades.

Morpheus Hotel Zaha Hadid Architects

Morpheus Hotel

Zaha Hadid Architects has a way of designing buildings so intricate and complex that the photographs look like renderings rather than completed architecture. Their latest unveiling is Morpheus, the flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau.

Bloom Pavilion from 3D Printed Cement

Bloom Pavilion

The California-based Emerging Objects team has created Bloom, a pavilion constructed from 840 unique blocks 3-D printed from portland cement. The 9-foot (2.7 meter) tall pavilion is cruciform in plan, morphing as it rises to become the same cruciform shape twisted by 45 degrees.

Rhodonea Equation Grasshopper3d Definition

Rhodonea Equation

In this definition you can learn how to use the Point Polar in Grasshopper to Model the Rhodonea equations (sin((n/d)*x)). By changing the parameters you can produce different curves.

Metamaterial computation and fabrication of auxetic patterns for architecture

Auxetic Patterns

The paper by Roberto Naboni and Lorenzo Mirante investigates the potential of auxetics in architectural applications by means of computational design and additive manufacturing. This class of metamaterials expresses interesting behaviour related to the unusual characteristics of a negative Poisson’s ratio.

Responsive Surface Structure

Responsive Surface

The project “Responsive Surface Structure” by Steffen Reichert is based on an experimental, inductive design approach. The project aims at creating a differentiated skin structure that can change its porosity in response to changes in ambient humidity and moisture.

Attractor Loft Grasshopper3d Definition

Attractor Loft

In this Grasshopper definition you can extrude and scale a series of squares based on a parametric point attractor. You can also control the height and scale by changing the graphs.

Shanghai Boutique Parametric Facade

Shanghai Boutique Facade

Canadian studio UUfie created a pixellated physical appearance for the facade of this Shanghai boutique by adding rows of translucent glass cubes that light up at night like a big screen. Glass blocks are organized in a meticulous gridded pattern across the walls of the constructing.

Magnet-based Interactive Kinetic Bricks

Interactive Kinetic Bricks

This paper by Mohammad Kouchaki, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Parastoo Zali and Shahab Ahmadi, investigates innovative implementation of bricks in kinetic architecture.

Boolean Operator CNC Cut Pavilion

Boolean Operator Pavilion

Marc Fornes / The Very Many designed a large-scale sculptural outdoor pavilion on the elevated plaza of the Suzhou Center in China, as part of the Jinji Lake Biennial. Named ‘Boolean Operator’, the installation has been crafted from white aluminum.

Collide Sphere Grasshopper3d Tutorial

Collide Sphere

In this Kangaroo Grasshopper tutorial, we will use a simple method of a collision that collides a series of spheres with a solid, based on gravity! We can also add a floor to the definition and let the particles bounce on the floor!