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Meta Parametric Design

Meta Parametric Design

In this article the authors: John E. Harding and Paul Shepherd, propose a new approach called Meta-Parametric Design, combining graph-based parametric modelling with genetic programming. The advantages of this approach are demonstrated using two real case-study projects

Basic Aggregation Grasshopper Definition

Basic Aggregation

In this grasshopper definition you can learn how aggregation method works by creating a loop with the Anemone plugin. In each iteration, the faces of the meshes will generate a new face.

3D Printed Jewelry

3D Printed Jewelry

Dutch designer elleke van gorsel, founder of studio-eposh designed 3D printed delft blue jewelry collection. Each design is printed and hand-dyed and finished by the designer. Like other studio-eposh products, ‘delft blue’ is 100% sourced and locally made in the Netherlands.

Voussoir Cloud Parametric Pavilion

Voussoir Cloud

Voussoir Cloud by American architects IwamotoScott explores the structural paradigm of pure compression coupled with an ultra-light material system. The overall design draws from the work of engineer/architects such as Frei Otto and Antonio Gaudi, who used hanging chain models to find efficient form.

Light Pollination Installation

Light Pollination Installation

Commissioned by iGuzzini, Light Pollination consists of 20,000 LED lights embedded on the ends of fibre-optic cables. These gently pulse with light to mimic the phenomenon of bioluminescence in nature.

Parametric Wave Grasshopper Definition

Parametric Wave

In this grasshopper definition you can use the point attractor technique combined with Heteroptera plugin to model a wavy like surface.

Palmas Origami Vase


Palmas is a vase collection made of concrete, each casted into a hand folded origami mold.  Each pattern consists of 150-250 molecules, according to its height. The origami mold has a one-time use only, once the concrete hardens inside it, the paper is peeled off.

Minimal Complexity Installation

Minimal Complexity

Romanian architect Vlad Tenu was awarded for his project ‘Minimal Complexity’ which along with its aesthetic beauty, technical superiority and elegance of detailing, the proposal was chosen because it employs structural robustness, material efficiency and an inherent logic of assembly.

Generative Tessellations

Generative Tessellations

This thesis by Sara Torki Baghbadorani focuses on surface articulation of a shell structure constructed through a generative, parametric, modular design process. The shell form uses vault topology that adapts to varying site conditions such as topography and shape and that serves as contemplative space.

Grids Juxtaposition Grasshopper Definition

Grids Juxtaposition

In this grasshopper definition we have modeled two series of 3d patterns based on a square grid which can be controlled parametrically.

Tear Parametric Pendant Lamp


Tear is a parametric wooden floor and pendant lamp designed by Imajine (Jaejin Lee) using a CNC Machine and Birch plywood.

Resonant Chamber

Resonant Chamber

Resonant Chamber, an interior envelope system that deploys the principles of rigid origami, transforms the acoustic environment through dynamic spatial, material and electro-acoustic technologies. The aim of rvtr is to develop a soundsphere able to adjust its properties in response to changing sonic conditions.

BIOSTAGOG Interactive Sculpture


Designed by Platige Image and Bridge, BIOSTAGOG is an interactive sculpture that combines algorithmic design, 3D printing, mapping and interaction. BIOSTAGOG was created to be a living organism in the lobby of Platige that takes an active part in the company’s everyday life.

Mirror Cut Curve Grasshopper Definition

Mirror Cut Curve

In this grasshopper definition you can model a parametric form by cutting a series of curves with a plane and then joining them with the mirrored result.

Parametric Shoes

Parametric Shoes

The process of design had on the one hand, the contribution of the creative shoe-designer Alessio Spinelli, on the other hand, the technical know-how of the team of architects Maurizio Arturo Degni and Arturo Tedeschi. The aim was to introduce the technology in the creative method.

Parametric Interior

Parametric Interior

Archistroj design studio has recently completed the interior design project of an apartment in Prague. The parametric interior of the apartment is optimized using algorithms based on the user’s lifestyle. The resulting design is particularly interpreted through organically shaped build-in furniture.

Generating Floor Plans

Generating Floor Plans

In the context of a research project by Katja Knecht at the Bauhaus-University Weimar concerned with the development of a creative evolutionary design method for layout problems in architecture and urban design.

Perlin Noise Pottery Grasshopper Definition

Perlin Noise Pottery

In this grasshopper definition you can model a parametric shape by defining a series of circles with a Perlin noise function controlling the radiuses. At the end we will use the Dendro Plugin to voxelize the final shape.

ColorFolds Parametric Design


As part of two NSF funded projects in the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell University, eSkin and KATS, ColorFolds is one product of ongoing trans-disciplinary research spanning across the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, electrical and systems engineering, and architecture.

Kirigami Tessellations

Kirigami Tessellations

In this article authors pose and solve the inverse problem of determining the number, size and orientation of cuts that enables the deployment of a closed, compact regular kirigami tessellation to conform approximately to any prescribed target shape in two or three dimensions.

Generative Architectural Form

Generative Architectural Form

This dissertation “An Evolution-Based Generative Design System: Using Adaptation to Shape Architectural Form” by Luisa Gama Caldas dwells in the interstitial spaces between the fields of architecture, environmental design and computation.

Physarealm Simulation Grasshopper Definition

Physarealm Simulation

In this definition we have used agent based modeling to simulate growth of the agents and reaching the food source by using the Physarealm plugin.

Origami Mechanical Materials

Origami Mechanical Materials

This book contains articles exploring subjects like: origami structures, origami tessellations, modular metamaterials, topological kinematics of origami metamaterials, topological mechanics of origami and kirigami and so on.

NASA Orbit Pavilion by STUDIOKCA

NASA Orbit Pavilion

Based on the concept of listening to the sounds of the ocean inside a shell, STUDIOKCA, commissioned by NASA, has created the NASA Orbit Pavilion to immerse visitors in the sounds of satellites orbiting in outer space.

Diamond Panel Grasshopper Definition

Diamond Panel

In this grasshopper definition a 2d pattern panel is created using the diamond panels of the Lunch box plug-in and different variants of the diamond panel is created using basic components to control thickness and shape.

Move Component Grasshopper Tutorial


In this short grasshopper tutorial, I want to show you how you can move an object in grasshopper.

Infinity Cube Grasshopper Tutorial

Infinity Cube

In this Grasshopper tutorial, we are going to model an infinity cube from scratch. First, we will use the Fillet Edge component to get rid of the corner edges and then we will extract the straight edges which will give us the infinity cube.

Point on Curve

In this short grasshopper tutorial I want to show how you can use Point on Curve component.

L System Grasshopper Definition

L System

In this grasshopper definition we have used the Rabbit Plugin to produce a parametric L-System by defining rules and number of agents (Turtles). The Starting position has been found on a sphere

Poroso wooden block aggregation


Poroso by Emerging Objects is an experiment in block aggregation using a specially formulated wood material. The wood has a higher accuracy and finer finish. It is also stronger and more easily able to be excavated from the print bed.