Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Clayoo 2.0 possibilities - Robot Tutorial


TDM Solutions SLU has put together a nice 5-part tutorial series on modeling a robot using Clayoo 2.0.

Part 1Belly, chest & pelvis
Part 2Arms
Part 3Legs, screws & joins
Part 4Neck, head & helmet
Part 5Mask & eyes


 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rhino Level 2 Training at McNeel Miami in July



Register for the Rhino Level 2 Training by McNeel Miami, home of RhinoFabStudio.

Date: July 25 - 27, 2016


Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location: McNeel Miami
1538 NW 89th Court
Miami, FL 33172
United States


Space is limited!!!... Register here!


For more information please contact Jackie Nasser or call 305 513-4445.

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, June 20, 2016

Free jewelry models from Cadwax

For each of the next 20 weeks, Cadwax is releasing a free jewelry model, to showcase their plug-in for Rhino.

These models are fully closed and ready to 3D print.

The first model is a rub-over dress ring.



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kangaroo 2.0 -- Now out of the pouch and available for testing!

Daniel Piker announced the first public work-in-progress (WIP) version of the new Kangaroo.

Engineers and designers use the Kangaroo plug-in inside Grasshopper for interactive simulation, form generation, optimization, and analysis of structural components and constraint introspection.

This is a complete ground-up rewrite of both the core solver and all interface components, with several key improvements for a more powerful and flexible Kangaroo. (Joey grew up.)
  • Greatly improved stability and convergence speed, overcoming previous limitations on stiffness values.
  • The old Force objects have been replaced with Goals. These encompass forces, loads, and constraints in a single simple system.
  • Goal types for many new applications such as areas, length clamping, length and angle snapping, collinearity, coplanarity, symmetry constraints, rigid body assemblies, plasticity, and more ...
  • Creating goals is now simpler than ever. New goals can be added quickly as needed. New custom goals can be written in the Grasshopper scripting components and changed while the solver is still running.
  • Several of the more awkward and annoying aspects of the old interface have been improved: No need to reset when goals are added, removed, or changed. No need to flatten the goals input. No need to keep starting and stopping the timer.
  • Direct dragging and anchoring of points in the Rhino viewports with the new Grab tool.
  • The solver library is now separate from the Grasshopper components. Power users and developers now have more direct control and customization. 
For more information see Daniel Piker's videos.

*The fine print: This is a WIP. There are still bugs and missing features.

AAVSDXB 3.0 Workshop - July 10-25, Dubai (UAE)

AAVSDXB 3.0
Expocity 2020: Articulate Performance
July 10-25 2016

Dubai, UAE

AA Visiting School Dubai returns this summer to Dubai, UAE. The workshop will focus on instigating a design-build culture within the 3-week workshop. Participants will work with global experts in the field of hyper-active hybrid tensile structures. Feedback loops of computer simulation and analogue prototyping will be the central theme of the workshop, a process aided with cutting edge digital tools for simulation and fabrication.

In this third iteration, AA Visiting School Dubai (AAVSDXB) will investigate novel means of engaging the public within the site of the Expo 2020. The group will elaborate on the methods used to perceive form, space and affect within the ephemeral architecture of the event.

In response to the Expo's vision of 'Connectivity, Mobility and Sustainability', the workshop will propose an interactive, efficient and innovative enclosure for providing shade, invigorating the spaces between the pavilions of the Dubai Expo.

At AAVSDXB 3.0 participants will investigate the simulation of fabric-formed panels into spatial enclosures, as well as the articulation of that form with performative features through investigating novel technologies in computational design, open-source electronics and digital manufacturing.
Specifically, participants will examine the micro-computational complexity of tensile fabrics, hybridizing with advanced materials, electronic chips and 3D printed tools for tensioned articulation. 

The workshop goal will be to prototype locally differentiated performance in tensile structures, allowing an interactive user experience to emerge.

Spaces are limited. Apply now!


Product Design Summer Camp 2016 - Thessaloniki (Greece)


Product Design Summer Camp 2016
4-15 July, 2016
Monday to Friday: 17:00 - 21:00 Lectures | 10:00 - 17:00 Group work sessions (optional)
International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki (Greece)


During the last decade product design globally headed towards understanding actual consumer needs and its creative incorporation in the design of innovative products. For this reason, it is necessary to adopt an integral approach to product development, more specifically, a multidimensional strategy that considers entrepreneurial, mechanical, and design related skills and competences. The Product Design Summer Camp participants will have the chance to develop their knowledge and expertise in design, digital representation (Rhino), packaging, as well as the use of cutting-edge machinery such as 3D printers and laser cutters for the production of artefacts of high specifications.

Aim
The aim of this 2-week intensive Summer Camp is to acquaint participants with aspects of product design by providing up-to-date knowledge and an overview of the latest developments in the field. The latest research in product design along with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE/CAM techniques, coupled with a design-oriented approach, will be presented by senior academics and award winning designers who are experts in their relevant fields, combining theory and practice in a hands-on approach.

Topics
  • Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship
  • Product Development
  • 3D Modeling* - 3D Printing – Rendering
  • Engineering - CAE tools – Reverse Engineering
  • Product Identity - Branding – Packaging
*The Summer Camp includes several different processes within the workflow of product design, including two days of modeling in Rhino.

Course credits
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program to all participants who have fulfilled the course requirements. Students/graduates taking the course for credit at their home institutions will also have to deliver an oral presentation on the last day of the Summer Camp and a written documentation of all stages of the Product Design Summer Camp (in pdf format) to obtain 4 ECTS credits. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates should ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.

Application
Product Design Summer Camp 2016 welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants may be students and graduates of related disciplines (Product Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Automation, Management, Economics, etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in product design will also be considered. Lectures will be in English. Applicants should be fluent in the English language.

Extended deadline for applications: Friday 24 June 2016


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Clayoo 2.0 Webinar



Join TDM Solutions in their free webinar on Clayoo 2.0. Learn about the new Clayoo 2.0 tools for free form modeling from scratch. See the different applications Clayoo 2.0 has for product design, jewelry, furniture, consumer goods, woodwork, and more.

Date
27 June 2016

Time
Central Europe (CEST) 5pm-5:45pm
Atlantic (EST) 11am-11:45pm
Pacific (WST) 8am-8:45am

Register now! (Limited to 100 participants.)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sometimes Rhino is used for squares




We just spotted Rhino in an advertising video for this appealing Ogon wallet. This product is made in France by Ögon Designs.


Features:

  • RFID safe for fraud protection for the 12 cards it holds
  • Compact, slim, and lightweight
  • Metal lock 
  • Water resistant


Interesting article on generative jewelry with Grasshopper


Daniel Abalde from SEEDstudio has written an interesting article listing why a jewelry designer should use algorithms and explaining the most important advantages of generative jewelry with Grasshopper.


 
 

Generative and parametric jewelry design workshop - June 20 - July 5, Barcelona (Spain)


Designed with Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and Peacock by Daniel Abalde

SEEDstudio is organizing a workshop 100% focused on generative and parametric jewelry design. In this workshop consisting of 4 modules you will learn how to best use the power of Grasshopper, Rhinoceros, V-Ray and Peacock (plug-in for jewelry design in Grasshopper) to parameterize jewelry designs and modify the design freely in a simple way. The most important thing is the knowledge of generative design-based methodologies to create an endless number of designs and collections based on a single algorithm.

The four modules can be attended individually or as a complete course.


Monday, June 13, 2016

DIVA Day 2016 date and location set


DIVA Day 2016,  Friday, 30 September

Announcing! DIVA Day 2016 will be on September 30th at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Hosted by John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, DIVA Day is a day of presentations and discussions focused on how DIVA and associated simulations tools can be used in design.

As in previous DIVA Days, there will be a student competition. This year's prize money will be $1500 (US).

Also on September 29th there is a workshop of DIVA training. Learn the basics of daylight modeling in Rhino and dive in to parametric modeling in Grasshopper using DIVA 4.



Friday, June 10, 2016

IMPRIMIDA - Barcelona Advanced Manufacturing Camp for Arts and Design - Barcelona (Spain)



IMPRIMIDA - Barcelona Advanced Manufacturing Camp for Arts and Design
June 14-18 / 21-23, 2016
IAAC
Sonar+D
IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions


IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions, Sonar+D and IAAC are launching an open call for artists, makers and designers to take part in an 8-day workshop and exhibition in Barcelona. Join experts from the field of digital fabrication and computational design to explore the limits of art production in our times.

The workshop will be held during Sonar+D, from June 16 to June 18, and during the IN(3D)USTRY Maker Pro exhibition, from June 21 to June 23. All participants will have access to one Sonar Full Delegate pass and Full Delegate Pass for IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions event, plus all the production means to make their work real.

During the course participants will explore generative design techniques associated with agent behaviors and iterative strategies. The outputs of the explorations will be translated into an open process of fabrication mainly related to 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The final results will be exhibited in IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions inside the Maker Pro area.

For 3D printing, participants will be using a FELIX Pro 1 3D printer and a Roland 3D monoFab ARM-10, courtesy of icreatia.

The workshop will take place in 3 different places:

June 14-15 | Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Carrer de Pujades, 102, 08005
June 16-18 | Sonar +D, Advanced Music S.L. Apartado de Correos 64.004, 08080
June 21-23 | Fira Barcelona


Requirements
The workshop is open to all participants. No previous knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper is required (although an introductory knowledge is welcome).

Bring your laptop with Rhino and Grasshopper installed. (A download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants a few days before the workshop.)

Tutors
Aldo Sollazzo
Stuart Maggs
Pietro Leoni

Lectures

Areti Markopoulou
Anastasia Pistofidou
Ece Tankal




*The premium ticket includes the workshop fee as well as access to SONAR+D and IN3DUSTRY

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Digital Design and Production in Architecture Workshop at INDEXLAB (Politecnico di Milano) - July 1-15



Digital Design and Production in Architecture
INDEXLAB – Creativity & Technology
Politecnico di Milano, Polo di Lecco
Via Gaetano Previati 1/c
23900 Lecco, Italy


INDEXLAB, an experimental laboratory and cross-disciplinary research environment at the Politecnico di Milano, has organized Digital Design and Production in Architecture, a workshop offering a new vision of architecture and its manufacturing methodologies. It also aims to bring together visionary companies, advanced designers and innovation-oriented students to envision new synergies between academic research, architectural practice and industrial production.

The two-week long program is formulated in two complementary modules:

During the first module – Algorithmic Design for Architecture (July 1-6, 2016) – participants will be introduced to the tools and methods of computational design through Grasshopper. The aim is the exploration of algorithmic modeling of non-standard forms, as well as understanding the implications of fabrication methodologies in the realization of such geometries.

The second module – Digital Construction Design and Robotic Fabrication (July 7-15, 2016) – will focus on robotic fabrication methodology, with the final aim of designing and fabricating a full-scale installation integrating innovative materials and efficient “design to production” parametric routines.

Together, the two modules provide relevant skills to design complex geometries and define innovative digital production methods for architecture and the construction industry. Each module is an independent self-contained package. The participants can attend just one of the modules. However, to achieve a complete vision over the new methods for design and production of architecture, the workshop faculty recommends attending both modules.

FACULTY

Scientific committee
:
Emilio Pizzi, Manuela Grecchi,
Giulio Barazzetta, Tiziana Poli, Gabriele Masera,
Francesco Braghin (Director)

Digital Tutors
:
Lila PanahiKazemi (Indexlab / TU Darmstadt / KSP Architekten)
Thibault Schwartz (HAL Robotics Ltd / ENSAPM GSA laboratory)
Andrea Rossi (Indexlab / ETH Zürich / TU Darmstadt)
Pierpaolo Ruttico (Indexlab, Founder - Director)

Scientific director
: Francesco Braghin
Workshop director: Pierpaolo Ruttico




UPB student Verónica Betancur - 3D Printing and Fashion Design


Verónica Betancur Fernández, is a last year student atUniversidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia, an Authorized RhinoFabStudio
Her project, 3D Printing and Fashion Design, is part of her last semester course in fashion design. As its name states, it combines fashion and 3D printing. 

The project started with Verónica's desire to apply 3D technology to fashion. She began experimenting with ABS, PLA, and TPU, finally choosing TPU for its flexible features. She gets her materials from Recreus. The development of the surface is designed in Rhino and is modeled in a digitized body. 

Watch this video (in Spanish) for more information. 





For more information please contact Verónica Betancur.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

OnDemand Rhino and Grasshopper training




Did you know we offer on-demand training? Our on-demand classes consist of the class recordings from our McNeel online classes. All the benefits of the complete class but you're able to attend at your convenience*. No need to travel or wait for a certain date... you may begin today!

Classes include:
We will be adding our Level 1 and Level 2 Mac classes soon. Stay tuned and watch this site.

Questions? Contact Jody Mills at (206) 634-4571.

*Note: Classes may be rented and streamed for a three-month period.

DIVA and HDR photography workshops at PLEA 2016 in LA


Announcing three lighting and energy performance workshops by Solemma at the Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference in Los Angeles!

Dates: 10, 13 July

Questions? Email alstan@solemma.net.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer Solstice Daylighting Workshop


Join Christoph Reinhart of MIT for a two-day hands-on workshop on daylight simulations in architecture.

This course stresses integrating daylight with other sustainable design concerns such as solar gain control, electric lighting energy use, and occupant comfort. The design analysis techniques range from rule of thumb to advanced computer simulation and high dynamic range photography for glare analysis.

The workshop is geared toward designers and sustainability consultants interested in learning and integrating the basic theory underlying daylight simulations.

Simulation exercises include:
  • Point in time visualizations and glare analysis in Radiance
  • Daylight Factor and point-in-time illuminance distributions for LEED 2009
  • Radiation maps for PV system sizing and passive solar design
  • Climate-based annual daylight calculations with dynamic shading and electric lighting controls
  • Spatial Daylight Autonomy calculations for LEED v4 compliance
  • Annual Daylight Glare Probability calculations
  • Integrated lighting and energy simulations
The course format includes formal instructions, in-class discussions, software tutorials and exercises. You will have the option to calibrate your personal digital camera to take HDR images and to learn several ways to evaluate its images.

Participant requirements:
  • A newer Windows laptop with Rhino and DIVA 4.0 installed
  • Basic familiarity with Rhino preferred but not required
Location:
Building Energy Exchange, Inc.
31 Chambers St, Ste 609
New York, NY 10007

Dates:
20 June, 10am-5pm
21 June, 9am-4pm, Optional 7am-9am

Cost:
General public cost is $650. Discounts are available for students.



RhinoGold 6 Webinar - June 15, 11am


RhinoGold 6 Webinar
Wednesday, June 15, 11am


Presenter:

Pedro Loureiro - RhinoGold CAD manager at TDM Solutions

Join Simply Rhino and TDM Solutions, the developers of RhinoGold, for a 30 minute webinar to learn about the new features available in the recently launched version 6 of RhinoGold.

Rhino DOF training is coming to California!



August 8-12, 2016
Irvine, CA

Join McNeel instructors Mary Fugier (McNeel Seattle) and Andres Gonzalez Posada (McNeel Miami) for a week-long Rhino DOF training course at Laguna Tools in Irvine, California.

Dates: August 8-12, 2016
Price: US$995.00

Register here

In this course attendees will learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models. This fast-moving course covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. With the functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design learned in this class, the participants can then build on this for more advanced projects of their own. The course also covers information on fabrication techniques with RP or laser machines, as well as optimization and fabrication using RhinoCAM for CNC machines.

Detailed class outline is available here.


Questions? Contact Jody Mills at (206) 634-4571. 












Monday, June 6, 2016

Furniture Society 2016 - Parametric Panels Workshop



The Furniture Society is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996. The Society sponsors a variety of programs that contribute to the education and enrichment of members and the public.

Please join Andres Gonzalez, Director of the RhinoFabStudios, in a Workshop on designing a Parametric Panels with Rhino and Grasshopper. Learn how to write a Grasshopper parametric definition, and discover endless possibilities of 2D & 3D forms and shapes! 

Date: 
Saturday, June 25, 2016


Time: 
1:30pm - 5:00pm


Place: 
FS16, Philadelphia, PA.





For more information and to register please visit this link


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.

RhinoSlic3r: 3D Printing G-code files from Rhino object


Kinematiq announced RhinoSlic3r - 3D printing G-code files from Rhino object.

RhinoSlic3r is a Slic3r integration right into a Rhinoceros panel for G-code generation from Rhino object.

Slic3r is a slicing software that produce 3D printing programs out of .STL

It allows you to produce 3D printing G-code files for any 3D printer.

Features 

  • Use of provided Slic3r configuration files, your actual ones, or configuration of a new one for you 3D printer.
  • Direct selection of any Rhino solid or group of solids, the mesh is automatically produced using recommended settings. If you want custom mesh settings, select your custom meshed objects.
  • Reading and preview of the produced G-code files for pre printing control.
  • Reading and preview of any G-code file.


RhinoSlic3r is a WIP for Rhino 5 Windows 64 bits, and the objective is to release it as a cross platform plug-in for Rhino 6 (Windows and Mac) by adapting the code to Mono and Eto.



Friday, June 3, 2016

Online Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac, July 2016




Dates: July 11-20, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm (PDT)
Price: US$200.00 - Register here.

Join us for our Level 1 Rhino for Mac Online Course beginning on July 11, 2016.

Training Schedule:
  • July 11-14 (Monday-Thursday), 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT) and
  • July 18-20 (Monday-Wednesday), 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT)
Details: You will need...
  • The latest Rhino 5 for Mac version installed. Note: Rhino for Windows will not be acceptable for this class.
  • A stable and fast internet connection.
  • The Rhino Level 1 Training Guide and Models as well as the Rhino 5 for Mac User Guide. You may print the PDF for your reference. Download here.

All live sessions will also be recorded and posted to a private Vimeo classroom album. You may watch/stream the videos for your review for up to three months following the class.




Online Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows, June 2016





Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows - Online Course
June 28-July 8, 2016
US$200 - Register here.


In this online class you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Our detailed class outline is available here.



Dates: 
  • June 28 - July 1 (Tuesday-Friday), 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT) and
  • July 6-8 (Wednesday-Friday), 9:00am-1:00pm (PDT)
    Calculate your time zone.




Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live training session. In our usual format, all sessions will be recorded and posted for your study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience.



The class will be conducted in English using the GoToTraining software. 



Notes: 
You need Rhino 5 for Windows software installed.
Rhino for Mac is not acceptable software for this class. 
You need a stable and fast Internet connection. 
You need a headset/microphone combo. 
You need a hard copy of the Rhino Level 1 Training Manual, which you may download here.



Generative Morphologies V3.0 workshop - 17-23 July, Cairo (Egypt)


Generative Morphologies V3.0 workshop
17-23 July 
The Greek Campus – Cairo Downtown
Cairo (Egypt)

Generative Morphologies V3.0 is a workshop intended for architects, students of architecture and urbanism, professional designers and artists interested in contemporary digital design techniques. The workshop introduces generative design not only as a relevant software tool but also for specific workflow and overall problem-solving approaches, which are representative for computational design thinking.

Generative Morphologies V3.0 will focus on the behavioral principles of biological systems specific to Cairo’s arid, desert climate. It will address their translation to adaptive architectural forms through generative processes that build over time in response to the surrounding environment. Growth algorithms will be coupled with physics simulations to develop biologically inspired architectural systems. Participants will develop advanced analysis and design skills, applicable on various scales – from product design, through architecture to urban design.

Details

Generative Morphologies V3.0 will computationally address local “tropisms”, biological phenomenon indicating growth of a biological organism in response to an environment stimulus. The main tools will be Octopus (evolutionary processes) and Anemone (emergent behavior). Before investigating the scope of the plug-ins, an extensive introduction to Grasshopper will take place, including parametric modeling basics, data management and analysis. Students will gain an understanding of different generative design workflows, where the outcome results from a series of bottom-up rules that are constantly adapting to environmental parameters to produce an optimized response to each specific location and site conditions.

What you will learn
  • Understanding of nature-inspired design and adaptive architectural systems
  • Understanding of evolutionary computation principles
  • Introduction to Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
  • Introduction to mesh modeling in Grasshopper from points with Cocoon and smoothness with Weaverbird
  • Introduction to generative design with Anemone and Octopus
  • Rendering with KeyShot 
Tutors

Alejandro García Gadea / Spain

Member @ DesignMorphine
Architect Part III at Grimshaw Architects (London)
ARB Part III Registered Architect in United Kingdom
MArch AA Design Research Lab

Antoniya Stoitsova / Bulgaria
Member @ DesignMorphine
MSc AA Emergent Technologies and Design
MArch Civic and Cultural Buildings UACEG

Early registration until 20 June, 2016
Late registration until 14 July

Scholarship
One of the participants will be awarded a scholarship. After you register, please send your portfolio /3 pages A4, .pdf/ and your CV to info@designmorphine.com



Thursday, June 2, 2016

FS16: Exploring the Fourth Dimension






The Furniture Society is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996. The Society sponsors a variety of programs that contribute to the education and enrichment of members and the public.

Please join Greg Flanagan, Justin Kindelspire, Kevin Groenke, and Patrick McKeenan as they explore the fourth dimension with Rhino, Grasshopper, RhinoCAM, and ShopBot from the University of Minnesota, an Authorized RhinoFabStudio.





Date: 
Thursday, June 23 2016


Time: 
10:15am - 5:00pm


Place: 
FS16, Philadelphia, PA.


For more information and to register please visit this link.




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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New! DIVA-4.0 beta for Rhino




Solemma announced the DIVA-4.0 beta for environmental analysis for buildings.

The DIVA for Grasshopper tools have been completely revamped. Work flow improvements are:

  • Added the Archsim multi-zone thermal modeling environment in Grasshopper
  • Fully coupled the lighting and energy simulations
  • Hybrid luminance images with illuminance contours
  • Includes the Utah colored sky model by Mark Stock on Windows
  • Includes the photon mapping forward ray tracing module by Roland Schregle
  • Simulation workflow improvements and interface improvements

Solemma will offer training in the next few months. The first is July 10th and 13th, at the PLEA conference in Los Angeles. For more upcoming training check DIVA for Rhino News.



Master of Advanced Studies Program in Landscape Architecture 2016-17 - ETH Zurich (Switzerland)



The ETH Zurich MAS LA program works within a range of technical and design inputs, theoretical issues and discussions, as well as feedback from international specialists, ranging from landscape architecture and CAD-CAM to Landscape Design Simulation.

The program will pick current problems and investigate new workflows, which can be evaluated and applied experimentally to current site-specific issues. The focus of the MAS LA will remain on the use and deployment of the latest modeling and visualization techniques, as well as 3D landscape illustration methods.

Graduates will be able to complete complex design tasks and to develop new kinds of design methods. The CAD programs chosen (i.e. Rhino) are particularly appropriate for the visualization of large-scale landscape designs. The files can also be exported to CNC mills. Also, students develop solid competence in 3D GIS. Photography and video will be developed as design tools for illustration.

The program is geared towards university graduates in architecture and landscape architecture and are already familiar with various visualization and modeling techniques. Applicants should have at least two years of professional experience.

The deadline for applications has been extended until the end of June 2016.



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

AA Visiting School UK - Chainsaw Choreographies, Hooke Park Campus, Dorset (UK)


Chainsaw Choreographies
(Robotic Fabrication Workshop Series)
27 July – 5 August 2016
AA Hooke Park Campus, Dorset (UK)

The Architectural Association is holding its first Robotic Fabrications Workshop at its Hooke Park campus. The workshop series Robotic Fabrications, to be held every year, explores robotic manufacturing for architectural elements.

This year, the ancient craft and traditions of Japanese joinery will undergo a digital interpretation -- while preserving the poetry, ritual and sensitivity, get translated into a highly choreographed set of toolpaths for the robot. Chainsaw Choreographies will explore the precision, petrol-fueled territory where code meets chainsaw. The workshop will integrate the chainsaw with the robot to fabricate Japanese joinery from round timber.

Director:
Emmanuel Vercruysse

Tutors:
Pradeep Devadass
Gary Edwards
Zachary Mollica




Monday, May 30, 2016

Furniture Society 2016 - Parametric Coffee Table Workshop



The Furniture Society is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996. The Society sponsors a variety of programs that contribute to the education and enrichment of members and the public.

Please join Andres Gonzalez, Director of the RhinoFabStudios, in a workshop on designing a Parametric Coffee Table with Rhino and Grasshopper. Learn how to write a Grasshopper parametric definition, and discover endless possibilities of 2D & 3D forms and shapes! 


Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2016


Time: 
2:40pm - 5:00pm


Place: 
FS16, Philadelphia, PA.








For more information and to register please visit this link


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.