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Apollonian Fractal Grasshoper3d Definition

Apollonian Fractal

In this definition we have used the Anemone plugin to model the Apolloian fractal. In mathematics, an Apollonian gasket or Apollonian net is a fractal generated starting from a triple of circles, each tangent to the other two, and successively filling in more circles, each tangent to another three.

Sun Tracking Facade

Sun Tracking Facade

This thesis by Mahzad Tashakori describes the development of a computer controlled sun-tracking device model that aims at improving the environmental performance of a building facade system. During the process, advanced computational modeling and simulation tools, such as Grasshopper and Ecotect, were utilized.

Paper Wave Chandelier

Paper Wave Chandelier

This massive, room-filling paper ‘chandelier’ designed by Cristina Parreño Architecture in cooperation with a team from MIT (James Coleman, Sharon Xu, Koharu Usui, Natthida Wiwatwicha and Hannah Ahlblad), capitalizes on surface geometry. Installed and displayed at the ARCOMadrid art fair in Spain.

Part to Whole Modular Installation

Part to Whole

Part to Whole by HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS is ‘space’ defined by the whole came from the flow of repetition. The set of circles moving along the curve constructs continuous void space. It digs the specific volume out of the cube, which maximizes available space and minimizes materials at the same time.

Hilbert Curve Fractal Grasshopper3d Definition

Hilbert Curve Fractal

This grasshopper definition is generated by putting simple scaling and rotating into a loop through Anemone Plugin, however it is quite different from the method that mathematician generate the Hilbert Curve fractal. A Hilbert curve is a continuous fractal space-filling curve.

Parametric Origami Adaptable temporary buildings

Parametric Origami

In this article Heike Matcha and Ante Ljubas employ the possibilities of parametric modeling software and customized mass production machinery to develop a design for adaptable multifunctional temporary medium size buildings made from recyclable lightweight materials and build a prototype from cardboard.

Parametric Bench by frank gehry

Parametric Bench

Frank Gehry (or better Craig Webb and Claire Imatani of Gehry Partners) designed the visitors bench for the world company building in Tokyo, Japan. The bench was manufactured by Tomas Osinski design inc., an architect-sculptor who long worked for Gehry.

Space Frame Grasshopper3d Tutorial

Space Frame

In this Lunchbox Grasshopper Tutorial, we will model a space frame structure by defining a freeform surface. Then we will project it onto the ground and use the lunchbox “space truss structure 2” to model the lines.

Arched Pattern Grasshopper3d Definition

Arched Pattern

In this definition a set of gene pools are used to create the main surface and then data tree has been used to extract three sets of curves to create the pattern.

Interactive Pavillions: Responsive Transformation of Structure

Interactive Pavilions

This thesis by Xiangru Chen is to design a mix-use pavilion, which detects occupancy and lighting/temperature conditions, and then transforms its structure in shape and scale to satisfy the spatial demands for the use.

Healing Pavilion Parametric Design

Healing Pavilion

Ball-Nogues studio has completed the ‘healing pavilion’, a structure that provides shade and seating within the new garden of a Los Angeles hospital. the pavilion was created using 2,793 linear feet of 2-inch diameter mild steel tube.

Erwin Hauer Pattern Grasshopper3d Definition

Erwin Hauer Pattern

In this grasshopper definition we will model an Erwin Hauer pattern based on the “Still Facing Infinity” exhibition.

Metamaterial Mechanisms

Metamaterial Mechanisms

Researchers at Hasso Plattner Institute demonstrate metamaterial objects that perform a mechanical function. Such metamaterial mechanisms consist of a single block of material the cells of which play together in a well-defined way in order to achieve macroscopic movement.

Non-Linear Isotrim Grasshopper3d Definition

Non-Linear Isotrim

In this exercise you can learn how to divide a Nurbs surface into a non-linear division by using graphs.

Spiral Spikes Grasshopper Definition

Spiral Spikes

In this definition by using a parametric helix and modeling a series of triangles on the path you can make spiral spikes. You can also change the graphs to get different results.

Trabeculae 3D Printed Pavilion

Trabeculae Pavilion

Trabeculae Pavilion by WASP is a lightweight architecture completely 3D printed that fuses advancements in 3D printing with bio-inspired computational design. The synergy of design, material and manufacturing technologies allowed the conceptualization of an innovative construction technique.

Bow 3D Printed Chair


Bow is the result of Zaha Hadid architects’ extensive research with 3D printing and material experimentation. It’s biodegradable, and machine-optimized, printed with a pellet-extruder (meaning, they employ plastic particles rather than filament), and colored in such an adaptive way.

Sierpinski Pyramid Grasshopper Definition

Sierpinski Pyramid

In this example you can model a 3d sierpinski fractal by using the recrusive behaviour of the Anemone plugin and then you can use the weaverbird plugin to smooth the results.

Building Skins parametric design tools and BIM platforms

Building Skins

This paper by Wissam Wahbeh will discuss the recent use of parametric design tools as Grasshopper and DynamoBIM within BIM process. Furthermore, how the geometrical solutions could be arranged to optimize the interactivity of the final models.

Pinch & Spread Box Grasshopper Definition

Pinch & Spread Box

In this definition you can learn how to pinch or spread a mesh box with random points by using the Pufferfish Plugin + Weaverbird.

3D Printed Bloom Lamp

3D Printed Bloom Lamp

French designer Patrick Jouin’s Bloom Table Lamp opens up right in front of your eyes. The lamp 3D printed as a single piece, including hinges, and it allows the user to control the amount of light. When closed, the lamp emits a soft glow perfect for accent lighting.

Water Ripples Kinetic Sculpture

Water Ripples

Water Ripples is a kinetic sculpture designed to celebrate the beauty and power of water, surrounding visitors in waves in response to donations made to the water access charity. It is composed of 600 handmade water droplets, controlled by custom designed motorized winches.

The Parametric Facade

The Parametric Facade

Digital design and fabrication tools now allow us to create highly flexible building façade systems that can be customized for different con- texts as well as optimized for particular performance objectives. This thesis by Peter C. Graham develops a prototype for a flexible façade system using parametric modeling tools.

Random Rectangles Grasshopper Definition

Random Rectangles

In This grasshopper definition you can learn how to model a series of random rectangles on a circle. For example this can be used to model a circular mirror.

Loft Point Attractor Grasshopper Definition

Loft Point Attractor

In this grasshopper definition by using an attractor point we will model a parametric twisting surface and then use Lunchbox or Pufferfish or Weaverbird to model a series of patterns on this base surface.

The Fractals Workshop

About the Workshop

The Fractals Workshop is based on generative growth of natural systems, mathematics and algorithm-based aggregation. This workshop is an adaptation of the teaching methods practiced at the Design Research Lab at the AA School of Architecture.

Pillar of Dreams Parametric Pavilion

Pillar of Dreams

New York design studio The Very Many has built a white orbed pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina with bulbs shaded soft blue and pink inside. Pillar of Dreams is a 26-foot-high (eight-metre) structure made from two layers of thin aluminium.

Surrounded Patterns Grasshopper Definition

Surrounded Patterns

In this grasshopper definition by using a surface which is created from Loft and a single variable function which is controlled by Graph Mapper, you can generate a pattern that surrounded the surface thorough the function.

DoubleMesh 3d modeling app for 3d printing


DoubleMesh by deskriptiv is an application prototype that encapsulates a generative system which enables the easy creation of interwoven structures. The digitally woven structure does not require much build material. This makes such objects ideal for 3D printing, since big objects can be produced at low cost.

MorphoLuminescence Interactive Installation


MorphoLuminesence by Project One Studio is a kinetic ceiling prototype that reacts to people standing and moving beneath it. Sensors detect speed and direction of people in relation to the piece. If a user stands still for a long enough period of time, the petals will retract into the completed surface.