Friday, December 2, 2016

NVIDIA Iray for Rhino Webinar by Rüdiger Raab - December 15, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET

NVIDIA Iray for Rhino Webinar
Thu, Dec 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
Presenter: Rüdiger Raab

On December 15, McNeel Europe will be co-hosting the webinar "NVIDIA Iray for Rhino" with the NVIDIA crew.

By attending this webinar, which will be presented by the NVIDIA Iray expert Rüdiger Raab, you will learn about the advantages of visualizing your design in Rhino using photoreal and interactive rendering.

Iray for Rhino delivers a new level of quality when it comes to creating a realistic looking image of your models. Being an interactive renderer integrated to the Rhino viewport, Iray facilitates judging the look of your design so you can create previews and render out high quality imagery in no time.

The webinar will show you how quickly results can be achieved, the philosophy behind the workflow and how easy it is to render with Iray.

About Rüdiger Raab
Rüdiger has been with
NVIDIA ARC for more than 10 years. Having a background in 3D animation, modeling and rendering, he has been with the Iray for Rhino project from its very beginning. His focus lies on rendering, material workflow and UI design. He is maintaining the Iray for Rhino Youtube channel and the NVIDIA Iray for Rhino forum, providing content to all users seeking information and learning resources for Iray and Iray for Rhino.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

How to use VR in your design process

How can augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) be useful in a design practice? What is its potential? What are the problems? At the NewSchool of Architecture and Design's Symposium on Computational Processes in Architecture and Design, Casey Mahon, Director of Design Technology at Carrier Johnson + Culture, discussed this. He focused on the way we use immersive environments and gestural controls in their practice.

In immersive environments, we can inhabit our designs at true scale with Oculus headsets, a phone, and other tools.  We can create, iterate, and evaluate the space through the headset. We can walk through the project. The platforms let designers visualize 3D spatial conditions virtually, at full scale.

Casey also demonstrates mapping geometry and interaction with hand gestures using Grasshopper.

LutraCAD: Orthotics and insoles design in Rhino

LutraCAD offers specifically developed software for designing insoles/orthotics.

LutraCAD was established by bundling specialized knowledge, technology and skills. This software is a wonderful tool for foot specialists. Designed with the user experience in mind, the software include:

  • Manager that bundles client information, notes and files
  • 2D-package for designing insoles/orthotics with CAD software
  • 3D-package as expansion with 3D scan technique 

User friendly

Everyone can work with LutraCAD! With the simple steps an insole/orthotic can be designed quickly and easily. LutraCAD offers three different user levels. Different user levels contain different functions. You can choose the user level that best serves you.

Personal library

LutraCAD features an extensive library, containing various insole/orthotic patterns and elements. Easily add personal elements, patterns and even complete insoles/orthotics of your own. This makes the design process faster and more efficient.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DIVA-for-Rhino Daylight Modeling Training, San Francisco

DIVA-for-Rhino Software Training: Computer Daylighting Analysis

When: December 8, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm
Where: Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco

DIVA-for-Rhino is a daylighting and energy modeling tool made for designers. It was conceived as a way to give designers access to high quality, accurate simulation tools in an accessible modeling environment.

This class will use example models to teach how to properly set up models, run simulations, and interpret results. While most of the class will focus on the version of DIVA used in Rhino, at the end of the class DIVA-for-Grasshopper will be briefly introduced.

The class will be taught by Kera Lagios of the Integral Group.

To attend, you should be familiar with Rhino or a similar 3D modeling program, and have some understanding of daylighting metrics such as illuminance, luminance, glare and and climate based metrics (Daylight Autonomy, sDA/ASE, UDI, CDA, etc.). Basic skills in Rhino, Grasshopper, and daylighting metrics use will not be covered. 

VG STUDIO - The Hand Rail / Book Case

Victoria Goldstein is a licensed architect in Buenos Aires and an AIA Associate. Check out her project 'The Hand Rail / Book Case'. It was generated using Rhino and Grasshopper, later translated to CAD CAM for routing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The form begins with a simple elongated prism that 'blobs' out near arms reach while climbing the stairs or walking past them, and then bulges back in where the user can’t reach to grab a book. Such association between the living and the inert generates a decorative yet functional play.  

VG Studio is a Houston/Buenos Aires based design firm that creates work within architecture, art, and digital fabrication technology for private and public projects. They are a young and dynamic practice with a highly experimental approach in collaborations with many engineering and design firms.

For more information please contact Victoria Goldstein at 713-515-5616.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Monday, November 28, 2016

BMW's Vision of the future

BMW celebrated its 100-year anniversary by designing a research vehicle for the future. Its show car debuted at the Centenary Event in the Munich Olympic Hall last March.

Visualizing a world where digital and analog work together, they incorporated two distinct operating modes, Ease and Boost, in the Vision Next 100. Ease is the fully-automated driving system, for the world of self-driving cars. Boost is the mode customized to the driver, typical of a current BMW driving experience.

The surface treatment includes some cues from the BMW i, as well as futuristic elements. Alive Geometry is mosaic of 800 sensor-activated triangles that form a dynamic analog display spanning the dashboard. These triangles move and turn red in response to objects in the vehicle's vicinity, to alert the driver to potential dangers. The concept is like many modern buildings, where exterior panels automatically change to adapt to lighting conditions and increase energy efficiency. Rhino and Grasshopper was used to develop the Alive Geometry pattern.

More details in the Car Body Design article ....

Mesh Mould: Robotically fabricated metal meshes

Mesh Mould, developed by researchers at ETH Zurich, allows for building load-bearing concrete elements of any shape without formwork. The project has been developed by an interdisciplinary research team of ETH Zurich within the framework of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication.

The building technology has the potential to revolutionize construction of steel-reinforced concrete structures through the combination of the two commonly separated functions of form work and reinforcement in a robotic fabrication process.

In short, with Mesh Mould architects and engineers can build complex concrete structures without any extra costs. Also, it saves material, so it contributes to a more sustainable construction.
The project team behind this novel building technology received the Swiss Technology Award 2016 during the 11th Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel.

See Rhino and Grasshopper in use in the video!

Introduction to Rhino for Art Department workshop by Mary Pike - December 10, Dublin (Ireland)

Introduction to Rhino for Art Department
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin 8 (Ireland)

Screen Training Ireland, the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry, will host a workshop that offers an overview of Rhino 3D applications in art department and tips and tools for its effective use.

The workshop will be taught by Mary Pike, a specialist in 3D Modelling and Manufacture for Art Departments, and will take place on December 10 at the Dublin Guinness Enterprise Centre.

The course will include the following topics:
  • 2D Drafting Tools
  • Basic 3D Modeling Tools
  • Sectioning Models
  • Drafting Layouts

Deadline for applications: Friday December 2, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

LAST CALL: Rhino 5 for Mac Free Webinar (Intermediate)

Rhino 5 for Mac - Intermediate 
Freeform Modeling and Render Preparation of a Perfume Flacon

McNeel Europe
November 28 - December 2, 2016
10:00 am (CET)

For those of you thinking about attending the Rhino 5 for Mac Free Webinar (Intermediate), this is a reminder that there are only a few seats left for all languages. Sign up now!

The new Arch_Tec_Lab at ETH Zurich

The Arch_Tec_Lab demonstrates how digitization can contribute to resource-efficient, compact, and emission-free construction. Six professors from ETH Zurich have pooled their research approaches and developed a prototype of the innovative building.

The largely digital planning and construction process took six years and involved architects, civil engineers, building service engineers, and construction physicists from six Chairs at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich. Together, they investigated how to use digital technologies and collaborative planning processes to contribute to resource-efficient and spatially compact construction. They have created a laboratory with real-world conditions where they can apply their latest findings on a 1:1 scale. A new building – the embodiment of sustainability at every possible level – has been built on the roof of an existing car park on the Hönggerberg campus and is connected to the existing Department of Architecture building by a skyway.

See Rhino in use in the video!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

One in a Million Bird Ring

Netherlands designer Michiel Cornelissen created his One in a Million Bird Rings in Rhino, Blender, and Grasshopper.

Every bird in this flock is unique, as he used the software algorithm to create new postures and body types for each bird.

They are printed in polyamide in various colors: black, white, grey, red, indigo, purple, pink, dark green, brown, blue, yellow, and orange.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Minor / Specialization in Digital Fabrication

During the last 20 years, there has been a great interest in incorporating computational technologies in design and architecture. Today, Rhino and Grasshopper, laser machines, CNC routers, 3D printers, etc. are part of the most important and necessary tools for generative models (data driven) that are achieved with imagination, originality, and creativity.

Minor Specialization in Digital Fabrication is for students and teachers with creative backgrounds: designers, architects, artists, engineers, and other professionals of associated fields. The Digital Fabrication Program involves both introductory and advanced courses in 3D digital modeling with Rhino, generative and data driven modeling with Grasshopper, physical computation and interaction, as well as hands-on manual fabrication. An assignment process is developed where students and teachers get matched together to promote growth. Teachers acquire skills that students want and at the same time, students develop critical thinking, discipline and self-confidence to develop their portfolios. By completing this program, the participant will earn either a Minor (students) or a Specialization (teachers) in Digital Fabrication. 

It's a 400+ Credit Hour Course!

Course registration: Starts November 15, 2016
Classes start: February 7, 2017
Classes end: May 3, 2017

For more information please visit our website.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Job opening at IaaC Barcelona: Expert in Digital Fabrication and Computational Design

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is looking to extend its team with an Expert in Digital Fabrication & Computational Design.

Tasks include:

  • Teaching in Master's Seminars and hosting workshops.
  • Technical support to PhD research projects.
  • Participation in research on new digital fabrication processes.
  • Participation in project development of applied research, industrial applications, product design, and knowledge transfer.

Topics include:

  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing) for the architectural scale.
  • Robotic fabrication.
  • Material research and performance.
  • Design to production development.
Required skills:

  • Expertise in parametric design and digital fabrication tools (Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper 3D, Processing, Arduino, Laser Cutter, Milling Machine, 3D printers, Industrial Robots etc.).
  • Previous experience in academia, teaching, research, scientific papers and publications.
  • Previous experience in architectural (or similar disciplines) practice.
  • Autonomous, able to take on responsibilities and coordinate a team efficiently.
  • Willing to learn, motivated, enthusiastic, and social.
Hours: 40 hours a week (Monday to Friday, daily from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00)

Language: English (Spanish appreciated)

Position commencement: 9th of January 2017

If you are in Barcelona, or you are interested in moving to Barcelona, and working with us, please send us your CV and Portfolio by the December 5, 2016 to

Email subject should be: "Expert in Digital Fabrication & Computational Design - Job Application"


Free Webinar: Rhino 5 for Mac - Intermediate

Free Webinar: 
Rhino 5 for Mac - Intermediate 
Freeform Modeling and Render Preparation of a Perfume Flacon

McNeel Europe
November 28 - December 2, 2016
10:00 am (CET)

If you are new to Rhino for Mac, or if you have already been working with Rhino for some time but you would like to see how a modeling expert develops a project, do not miss this free webinar.

The session will cover the modeling of a perfume flacon and its preparation for a rendering, using basic tools to model the main parts and more advanced tools such as Rhino History or Explicit History (Beta Version of Grasshopper for Mac) for freeform details. Also, you will learn how to add a logo to your design without using decals. The goal is to complete the 3D model and have it ready for rendering.

Requirements: Basic knowledge of the software and its main tools. No headset or microphone is needed to attend.

The webinar will be conducted by the Tech Team experts of McNeel Europe in different languages.  

Sign up now:
Spanish: November 28, 2016
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

: November 29, 2016
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Registration: click here...

: November 30, 2016
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg
Registration: click here...

: December 1, 2016
Panelist: Verena Vogler
Registration: click here...

: December 2, 2016
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
Registration: click here...

Important details:

  • Space is limited. Sign up today!
  • This webinar is free.
  • Presentation will take approximately 40 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A.
  • After you register you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Free, self-paced tutorials

Do you know that we have free, self-paced tutorials in our Rhino User's Guide? Find them on the Learn page on the Rhino web site. This series of progressive tutorials will help you get started in learning Rhino, starting with beginning projects and progressing more complicated instruction as you gain experience.

Start with the 5-minute Interface Basics: an overview of the user interface for those just starting out in Rhino 5. Try modeling a glass or water bottle. Check out the User's Guide and Training Manuals. Model a simple building or learn a few tricks of freeform modeling.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Intermediate Grasshopper class begins Nov 28

November 28 - December 1, 2016
US$215.00 per person

Instructor Andres Gonzalez explores the intermediate concepts of generative modeling in Rhino 5 using the Grasshopper add-on. He will apply these concepts to Grasshopper intermediate design and development in numerous real-life examples with you.

This course is for design professionals who are looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment.


Space is limited. Register now!


Monday-Thursday, November 28-December 1, 9:00am-Noon (PST)

All times listed are Pacific Standard Time. Calculate your time zone here.
Note: This course requires Intro to Grasshopper training or equivalent.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rhino for Mac Essential Training now on

Join Chris Reilly for his new Rhino for Mac Essential Training course.
Learn everything you need to know to get started designing with Rhino for Mac in this essential training course. Chris covers basic interface navigation, 3D modeling, parametric modeling with Grasshopper, and rendering. Plus, learn how to produce detailed drawings and layouts and prepare Rhino projects for digital fabrication. More...
Rhino for Mac offers a compelling 3D modeling experience for designers who prefer to work in the Mac environment. Its hybrid solid+surface modeling toolset is powerful yet flexible. Along with a few third-party plug-ins, Rhino's built-in features make tasks like 3D printing and laser cutting easy and intuitive.

Parametric Furniture Design with Grasshopper and Rhino workshop by DesignMorphine - January 27-29, Skopje (Republic of Macedonia)

Parametric Furniture Design with Grasshopper and Rhino workshop
January 27-29, 2017

from 9:30 to 18:00
SEEU Skopje Campus, South East European University
Skopje (Republic of Macedonia)

Parametric Furniture Design with Grasshopper and Rhino is an intense course combining algorithmic methods for 3D modeling with digital fabrication of furniture. The purpose is to produce furniture using parametric design with geometries that allow materialization.

The course will go through the processes of constructing a shape algorithm, customization, 3D printing and fabrication. Parametric modeling tools in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper will be introduced, so participants can create and visualize unique custom designs. For this purpose, 3D printers will be available on the site for all experimental needs. Participants will have the opportunity to get their designs manufactured and learn about all aspects of the fabrication process. In the end, participants will have their prototypes 3D printed.

What you will learn
  • Intro to Grasshopper, creation and customization of various shapes through parametric modeling
  • 3D printing prototypes
  • Visualization with KeyShot
Zlatko Yanakiev / Bulgaria
Member @ DesignMorphine
Martin Petrov
/ Bulgaria
Member @ DesignMorphine

Required software
Bring your computer with Rhino 5, Grasshopper and KeyShot installed. (Trial versions can be found on each software company’s website.) DesignMorphine will send participants links to the required software, trials, and plug-ins to download. Please have the software installed before the start of the workshop. If you have issues installing software, DesignMorphine may be able to help you during the workshop.

No previous software experience required.
There will be 3D printers on site for fabrication.
All participants who complete the intensive course will receive a certificate of completion.
Drinks and lunch snacks are provided.
Please note that places are very limited on a first pay first serve basis!

Early registration until November 27, 2016

Adaptive Skin Workshop - November 24-26, Damascus (Syria)

Adaptive Skin Workshop
November 24-26, 2016

10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30
GM center
Damascus - Syria

The Institute of Global Management Group and M.Arch Ziwar Al Nouri (Tutor at Studio Zaha Hadid Vienna) are pleased to announce “Adaptive Skin”,  the first Grasshopper workshop in Syria.

The workshop will introduce Grasshopper and teach how to build and develop parametric data structures (from basic simple lists to complex data trees). Participants will also develop a parametric skin by introducing different methods of creating variations within the subdivided surface in response to certain forces. The new parametric skin will become responsive to different levels of interactions.

Participants will be guided through the most important aspects of the program and the main techniques for visual programming in Rhinoceros.

The deadline for registration is November 22.

Workshop Director
Ziwar Al Nouri
Mohamad Ziwar Al Nouri is an architect and computational designer with experience in parametric design. He has a Master’s degree in Advanced Design and Digital architecture (M. Arch) from Elisava, ADDA, Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master in Architecture from Studio Hadid / Sejima -University of Applied Art Vienna. He tutors at Zaha Hadid / Sejima Studio in Vienna and has lectured in many workshops such as IAAC and MAG-LAB.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Simply Rhino - first accredited BIMscript® Training Centre

BIMobject® has announced UK-based Simply Rhino as the first fully accredited BIMscript® and LENA Training Centre.

BIMscript® and LENA is a technology and a solution designed to streamline and accelerate the process of BIM content creation, delivering an open and freely accessible scripting language as well as a BIM object authoring solution. The technology delivers many native file formats all from a single source of geometry and data.With the industry changing technology becoming available to the world, BIMobject brings specially trained partners to assist with this new workflow.

This is great news for Rhino users who work within the AEC industry, especially manufacturers and product designers. By using your existing skill set within Rhino, plus some new tools, you now have access to BIMobject’s 250,000 users. They can use your products within their BIM design process in the format they need. Simply Rhino is supporting the industry with expert education and ongoing services on behalf of BIMobject.

Both BIMscript and LENA are plug-ins and require a Rhino 5 for Windows license and an accredited BIMobject account.

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting - November 23, London

Mexico City Airport Image courtesy of Foster + Partners

Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
18:30 - 20:30
Foster & Partners, Riverside, 22 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN

Simply Rhino UK is pleased to be hosting another Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting in London.

The Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting is free to attend but you must register here, as places are limited. Email confirmation will follow by November 16.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fab Lab now at Bering Strait

Unalakleet Fab Lab students hold up stickers they designed and made. Left to right: Genesis Blatchford, David Johnson, Kadyn Erickson, Taylor Harvey, Robert Gilley, Siku Johnson, John Henry, Jayden Wilson. (Photo from BSSD Strait Talk)

Fab Lab is spreading in Alaska. The Bering Strait School District now has its first Fab Lab course: the Fab Lab for Fabrication Laboratory at Unalakleet.

The Fab Lab's goal is to work on skills, not just repetitive tasks. This semester, thirteen students are implementing problem solving, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and creative skills. One popular tool is the vinyl cutter, which the students use to make vinyl stickers, signs, and garment logos.

The new Fab Lab also includes ten PC computers with Rhino, a laser cutter/engraver, a 3D printer, and a CNC router.

See the write-up in Alaska Public Media....

Speckle Streams brings parametric design to the web

Speckle Streams is for now a free service, courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture & InnoChain.

Speckle Streams has just two components: SPK Sender and SPK Receiver. With just that you get a Pandora's box of things: 

  • Realtime data broadcasting from any Grasshopper file to any other multi-user Grasshopper!
  • Realtime online viewer of the geometry: updates in Grasshopper are immediately visible online. 
  • Realtime online parameter manipulation of your definition (like the remote control, but available anywhere as long as the definition is online).
  • Solution space packager: detach your parametric model from the live backend for a more responsive and stable experience. No more flakiness (at an upfront computational cost on your side). Supports concurrent computations.

Digital Fabrication Open House at McNeel Miami

Join us in Miami at McNeel's RhinoFabStudio for a workshop-style open house featuring Trotec lasers and Rhino modeling software.

This invitation-only event includes:
  • Personalized laser demos
  • Rhino 3D workshops
  • Special event pricing
Attendees will get a general overview of laser capabilities, and see how Rhino modeling and Grasshopper software can enhance laser capabilities and functionality to support processes for generative data-driven design and digital fabrication. 

When: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

1538 N.W. 89th Court
Miami, FL 33172 USA
Please RSVP here.
For more information, please contact Trish Steding.

Remember to join us at:

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Advanced Design Workshop by Luigi Memola - November 30, Turin (Italy)

Advanced Design Workshop
Wed, November 30, 2016
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2
Turin (Italy)

At this special event, Luigi Memola will explain his process and techniques used in the creation of his personal work, showing you how he uses Rhino and KeyShot to create stunning visuals.

He will cover the design process, addressing the designer’s need to increase the quality of their work and reduce communication time between departments. He will also push designers to research and develop the appropriate tools and techniques to enhance the creative process.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Foundation Training Courses from ThinkParametric

ThinkParametric's Foundation Training Courses teach everything you need to know about Grasshopper related software. The tutorials are available for a 14-day trial, followed by a small monthly fee. (For example, Kangaroo 101 is $29/month.)

Kangaroo 101

Learn the fundamental aspects of Grasshopper's Physics Engine Kangaroo, as well as some of the form finding strategies you can achieve with it.

First, the basic components of Kangaroo are taught by setting up your engine to do your first simulation. Then, the main force components that achieve different form finding strategies are presented. You will learn how to create Catenary curves and vaults, with tensile membrane structures and efficient dome structures.

Galapagos 101

This course teaches basic evolutionary computing, its theory, how it works, and how you can use in your daily practice.

Galapagos is helpful in optimizing complex design questions that have lots of variables. Examples are optimizing a building mass to maximize its views, optimizing a facade system according to solar radiation, or optimizing member sizes in a structural space frame to reduce weight and cost.

Grasshopper 101

This course presents the basic principles of parametric design using Grasshopper. Learn the key features of a parametric design approach and its benefits. Also covered, in depth, is how Grasshopper works, its interface, and how to manage and organize information.  The basic concepts of computer science and programming and the importance of these concepts for developing your algorithms will be presented. Learn how to identify the different design parameters and how to associate them to each other to build flexible systems with smart components.

Terraform Design by Nick ODonnell

Terraform Design is a company that creates fixtures, furniture, and lighting using Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to design, customize, and help fabricate their pieces.  

The founder, Nick ODonnell, is an Entrepreneurship graduate from Florida State University. He runs the company and works with clients on special furniture and fixture projects within the field of parametric design. His lighting and furniture work has been in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and he recently received the 'Governor's Young Entrepreneur Award' for the State of Florida for his work.  

Check out some of his projects and their Storefront in Etsy:

  • Sporelamp: The Sporelamp is Terraform Design's best-selling lamp.  Made of more than 130 laser-cut pieces, the model reflects the geometric patterns seen in plants like pine cones and artichokes, as well as in animals such as the Pangolin.

  • Terraform Chair: The Terraform Chair was the company's first model.  It was designed after the form of an average-height male body in relaxing position, to provide a level of comfort surprising for a chair made entirely of plywood.
  • Aevum Bench: One of the company's larger-scale models, created for places of high foot-traffic, such as malls, airports, corporate headquarters, etc.  Aevum, meaning 'loop' or 'eternity' in Latin, was the concept that inspired the bench's abstract, inter-connected shape.

For more information please contact Nick ODonnell - Founder, Head Designer. 

Grasshopper Pro Online Workshop Series

In case you missed the announcement last month, new Fall workshops have been added by the team at Performance Network. No need to travel. All workshops are being offered online. Click on links below to sign up today!

Thursday, November 10
Grasshopper Pro Series - Data Trees Master Class

Thursday, December 1
Grasshopper Pro Series - Smart Interfacing with Rhino | Intro to Human

Thursday, December 8

Grasshopper Pro Series - Intro to Grasshopper with C#

Thursday, December 15
Grasshopper Pro Series - Automated Diagramming