Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Gridopolis Games wins IDA awards

The International Design Awards (IDA) recently announced the winners of its 12th annual design competition. Each year, the IDA competition receives thousands of designs submitted by companies and designers from over 90 countries, all competing for the top prizes in this prestigious award. These awards recognize, celebrate, and promote legendary design visionaries, uncovering emerging talent in design.

SchultzeWORKS designstudio's Gridopolis Games received Gold honors in two toy design categories:  Educational Toy and Board Game.

SchultzeWORKS designstudio is using Rhino extensively for its innovative startup company, Gridopolis Games.

Gridopolis Games is a game-design laboratory founded by Dave Schultze to break the mold of traditional board games by challenging gamers to think creatively and strategically in three dimensions.


Monday, May 20, 2019

BIM BOP 2019! An all day BIM conference at USC


The 13th Annual BIM BOP Conference is scheduled for Friday, June 28, 2019, at the USC School of Architecture.

Past events have focused on the rise of BIM in the AEC industry, sustainable design and BIM, fabrication and construction, analytics, parameters and customization, practical BIM, future BIM, visual programming, and other exciting topics. There have been several conference proceedings and a book that resulted from presentations at these summer events.

Registration for the all-day BIM conference is at USC, Friday, June 28, 2019, at the USC School of Architecture. 



Friday, May 17, 2019

IAAC Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming


The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is launching the Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming, the 12th edition of the international summer educational program about the future of our cities. It takes place in Barcelona and in other nodes worldwide simultaneously July 1-14, 2019.

The Global Summer School is a platform defined by ambitious, multiscalar investigation on the implications of emergent techniques in our planned environments. Each year, international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects deeply embedded in diverse local conditions. Because of this, participants have an international laboratory to test their design hypothesis, understanding how design conclusions derived locally can be tested and evolved globally in different cities where other teams live.

This intensive two-week workshop connects each participant to ongoing research agendas in robotics, simulation, physical computing, parametric design, digital fabrication, and other relevant emerging design methodologies. Specific emphasis is placed on understanding and creating critical research advances in the application of new technologies in design and architecture.

Nodes for Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming edition are: Barcelona, Quito, Pune, New York, Budapest, Monterrey, Shanghai, Melbourne, Tehran, Beirut, Manila, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Dubai.

The previous edition, Global Summer School 2018 - Digitize, brought together more than 160 international participants, becoming a great success as a reference summer educational program for Barcelona in the field of cities.

To learn more about the Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming, please visit the IAAC Global Summer School Official website:

http://globalschool.iaac.net/
https://www.instagram.com/iaac.gss/
https://www.facebook.com/iaacgss/


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Online workshop on Hull Design - June 1-23, 2019



The Association of Naval Engineers of Ecuador (CINAVE) has organized an online course of 24 hours on modeling boat hulls. Dates are June 1,2,8,9,15,16,22 and 23.


The course is divided into eight live classes, lasting three hours each, through the CINAVE platform. During the course, you will see how NURBS curves and surfaces work and a total of six different models of hulls from scratch and step by step.

Language: Spanish


Open position: C# Developer for Grasshopper in Bremerhaven, Germany


ELISE, Generative Engineering, is looking for a C# Grasshopper Developer:

We are convinced that the way we develop technical products today will change fundamentally. Engineers will no longer design and compute parts by hand in the futurethey will develop solutions for automated design in close collaboration with computer and intelligent algorithms.

We are changing the way product development works and are looking for a full-time C# Software Engineer (m/f/d) in Bremerhaven. Do you want to join?

What you'll be working on


As a software engineer, your job is the development of functions that create or modify geometry. You will be collaborating with mechanical and software engineers to develop the next generation of generative engineering software. You will be actively participating in the research and implementation of algorithms perhaps never before used in the industry as well as influence the design of ground-breaking user interfaces to drive them.

What you should know


  • Proven experience in C# (or in similar languages)
  • Proven experience with using RhinoCommon
  • Strong geometry/mathematics background
  • Experience solving complex computational geometry problems
  • Experience with git
  • Knowledge of C++ desirable
  • Interest in artificial intelligence preferable
  • A passion for robust development practices including test-driven development continuous integration and agile methodologies
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Why ELISE

As a startup, we revolutionize the design process for 3D printing with our software. Do you love to work on cutting-edge projects for the automotive, aviation, and space industries? Sounds as you might fit in our great team!

We are proud of our teamour people are excellent in what they do. We offer an exciting and varied work in the interdisciplinary field with a lot of creative freedom in a small, enthusiastic team. We care about personal growth and invest in the development of our employees. Together with you, we want to perfect our software and position it in a fast-growing, exciting market.

Is it you, you just read about? Apply now!hr@elise.de | +49 471 4831 1365 | www.elise.de

RhinoResurf 3.1.21 has been released

RESURF released the latest version of RhinoResurf recently, and here are the details about what's new:

  1. Added a new command '_RsFillHoleBySurf'. This command helps to fill a hole surrounded by surface edges or curves with trimmed NURBS surface, the new surface can be G1 continuous with the surrounding surfaces on the boundary edge, the deviation error of G0 and G1 continuity can be reported. This command is very friendly to use. To fill the hole, select the surface edges and click the 'Apply' button. For more details, please visit this page: Tutorial to RsFillHoleBySurf .
  2. Added a new command '_RsMorphSurf'. This command helps to select a surface and morph it to the target position. The target data can be mesh, point cloud, curves, or another surface.
  3. Command '_RsPoints2Surf': added a new feature 'Rotate' UV-line. This feature allows the user to rotate the UV-line around the normal direction on the XOY plane, user can find a surface with better UV-line by this rotation. More details. 
  4. Command '_RsCurves2Surf': added a new feature 'Rotate' UV-line. This feature allows the user to rotate the UV-line around the normal direction on the XOY plane. The user can find a surface with better UV-line by this rotation. More details
  5. Updated the online documentation. More details. 
  6. Remove a critical error report. This error happens before the dialog showing in command  '_RsPoints2Surf' and '_RsMesh2Surf'.
  7. Fixed other bugs.


RhinoResurf for Rhino is a reverse engineering plugin. This plugin gives Rhino the ability to reconstruct the geometry represented by the NURBS surface of an object or point cloud which describes it.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Design Fair 2019 - Colombia



Rhino3DColombia invites you to join their workshops at the Design Fair 7th Edition in Medellín, Colombia. All three workshops are offered at no extra cost to the Fair's ticket


Workshop 1: Time and Materials Matter
Learn to use digital tools in order to optimize the use of the materials.

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 10 AM-2 PM
Instructor: Jose Ovidio Cardona


Workshop 2: Folding Design, Projection of Forms and Construction of Surfaces
An academic space for design, digital fabrication and formal experimentation of folded surfaces.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 10 AM-2 PM
Instructor: Julian Oquendo


Workshop 3: Visualization of Interactive Facades with Grasshopper and V-Ray
Learn to use visualization tools to present architectural projects models with Grasshopper.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 10 AM-2 PM
Instructor: Jacobo Gonzalez


For more information please contact Andres Franco.



What is 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.

FABRICATE 2020 (London, UK) - Call for Work


FABRICATE is an international peer-reviewed conference with a supporting publication on the theme of digital fabrication. Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century, FABRICATE brings together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology, and computation.
Discussion on key themes includes: 
  • How digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales
  • The difficult gap that exists between digital modeling and its realization
  • Material performance and manipulation
  • Off-site and on-site construction
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Economic and sustainable contexts

FABRICATE 2020 will be co-chaired and co-organised by the Swinburne University of TechnologyCollege of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

For 2020, FABRICATE is returning to its birthplace, the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL where substantial transformation in size, scope, and outlook has occurred in recent years including completion of the deep retrofit of its main building at 22 Gordon Street. The project, designed by Hawkins\Brown, doubled the available space. The building now provides over 1,200 students and 400 staff with cutting-edge facilities, including open plan studios, exhibition spaces and the workshop known as Bmade (The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange).



McNeel Europe collaborates in H2020 project -V4Design





McNeel Europe is collaborating in Horizon 2020 research projects funded by the European Commission. The project V4Design repurposes existing multimedia content (images, videos) by developing novel approaches for 3-D reconstruction and 3-D modeling.

For Rhino, McNeel will develop a 3-D objects library from 3-D reconstruction enhanced with semantics, explanatory text descriptions, and textures. This library will be integrated with Rhino and Unity to inspire the design, architecture, as well as 3-D and VR game industries.

Consortium partners are from academia industries.


Become a member of our test user group here... 

Continuing Professional Development Course in Digital Design and Fabrication of Timber Plate Structures- August 15 (Sydney)



Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Location: The School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney, 148 City Rd, Darlington, NSW 2008
Workshop: 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
Public Lecture: 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Tutors: Jun. Prof. Dr. Christopher Robeller, Eduardo De Oliveira Barata

This 2-hour continuing professional development course and 1-hour public lecture will introduce participants to computational design strategies for cutting-edge timber building technologies, including digital fabrication of integral timber joints and closed loop digital design workflows for timber plate structures.

Traditional wood joinery techniques have been successfully employed for hundreds of years in the construction of tall timber structures. Due to a resurgence in mass timber construction and a proliferation of CNC fabrication machinery, these integral joints are again an economical and performative way to construct timber buildings.

When appropriately designed, integral joints introduce many structural and constructability benefits. These include greater control over part tolerances and mechanical behaviors, self-aligning and self-locking features for faster assembly, and reduced part production cost through optimization of material use and CNC fabrication time.

Such benefits can only be realized with a high degree of coordination between designer, fabricator, and builder. This course will allow participants to develop the skills required to achieve such coordination and deliver cutting-edge, digitally-integrated timber buildings.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Masterclass Parametrisch Ontwerpen - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) - June 4, 2019


KUBUS, the ArchiCAD distributor in the Netherlands, has organized a Masterclass Parametric Design in Apeldoorn, on June 4, 2019.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about how parametric design and BIM (including the Grasshopper-ArchiCAD connection) is being adopted by leading architecture and engineering studios worldwide.



Rhino Training in Dubai


Join Rhino Authorized Trainer José Carrillo all Saturdays in June in Techarc Dubai for a Rhino level 1 training with a special emphasis on digital design and fabrication.




Monday, May 13, 2019

Digital Design and Production in Architecture Workshop by INDEXLAB in Milano - July 1-13, 2019


The workshop Digital Design and Production in Architecture, organized by INDEXLAB – Politecnico di Milano (July 1-13, 2019), offers a new vision on architecture and its manufacturing methodologies.

While 20th Century architecture focused on mass production and serial repetition of its components, architecture today is characterized by unique elements, industrially produced through advanced CNC fabrication machines. At the same time, the rise of novel programming platforms for design makes it possible to generate processes and algorithms to control form and technological aspects from the first conceptual stages of the design until the construction phase. This makes it possible to integrate aesthetics and functionality, structural resistance, and energy performance within one coherent design process.

By defining such design to production workflow, both fabrication and material limits and potentials play a crucial role in generating competitive logical construction systems. Robots and CNC machinery contribute to the redefinition of design methodologies and construction processes, transferring most of the manufacturing from the building site to industrial production, where advanced components, integrating structure and envelope, can be designed and fabricated into complex solutions with high aesthetic and functional value.

The workshop aims to bring together visionary companies, advanced designers and innovation-oriented students to envision new synergies between academic research, architectural practice, and industrial production.


Rhino for Jewellery Design training in London - June 7, 14 and 21, 2019


This Rhino for Jewellery Design training by SimplyRhino UK is intended for those who currently work professionally or wish to work professionally in fine jewellery design, but who are relatively new to Rhino NURBS modeling software in a jewellery design context. The course is taught at SimplyRhino UK's Certified Rhino training centre in London.

The class takes place over three consecutive Fridays. The next 3-day class starts on Friday 7th June and continues on Friday, June 14, and Friday, June 21, 2019 (09:30 to 17:30 each day).

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Recorded Webinar by Car Body Design: Designing 3D Patterns with Rhino and Grasshopper

Novedge Webinar: Designing 3D Patterns with Rhino and Grasshopper from Novedge on Vimeo

Marco Traverso is an engineer, developer, and 3D designer/consultant with over 18 years of experience with Rhinoceros. In the past seven years, he has developed workflows and tools for integrating the parametric capabilities of Grasshopper into creative concept design pipelines. His published work is visible at MarcoTraverso.it. Marco is the founder of Car Body Design, a leading website on transportation design since 2004.

One of the strengths of Grasshopper, the visual programming tool for Rhino 6, is the natural ability to process complex geometry data. For this reason, one of its most interesting applications is the creation of elaborated 3D patterns and textures, which are being used more and more in architecture, as well as in product and industrial design. 

This webinar gives an overview of different design strategies and workflows used to develop a library of reusable patterns.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Master in Parametric Design by Controlmad - Madrid




From September to December 2019 Controlmad Advanced Design Center (ARTC and RhinoFabStudio) will host the XI edition of their Master in Parametric Design.

This study program specializes in parametric design and digital manufacturing in industrial design, product design, architecture, engineering, interior design, digital fabrication, and related fields, through the creation of physical parametric models and prototypes using as main tools Grasshopper, Rhino and Controlmad CNC machines (laser, 3D printers, milling machine…)

The course is divided into five groups with several units. The aim of every unit is that students can learn new parametric tools based on Grasshopper.

  • Group II - Digital fabrication (visits to outstanding parametric buildings)
  • Group III - Meshes modeling (Grasshopper for organic design, structural analysis and form finding)
  • Group IV - Interoperability (Grasshopper and its connection with Arduino, sensors, data from the Internet, Python)
  • Group V - Thesis (individual work on the main interests of the student based on the previous units + V-Ray for rendering)

Early bird registration until May 8th, 2019


Friday, May 3, 2019

How Rhino is helping preserve shipping history



Diagram of Viking shipwreck. (Massimiliano Ditta)
Diagram of Viking shipwreck by Massimiliano Ditta

Rhino is now working in marine archaeology!

At Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, port renovators discovered several shipwrecks on the harbor seafloor. It was an exciting discovery as the wrecks' timber were almost perfectly preserved, with practically no bacteria or rot, and no woodworms, as the silt environment was so anaerobic.

One ship was a flat bottom ship. Another was a strong cargo ship with a square sail, built to transport heavy loads around the Baltic Sea region. The third shipwreck was a pointed, Viking-style ship.
3D scanning the Viking shipwreck

A team of specialists had to work fast to preserve the details and document the shipwrecks. The formerly silt-covered timbers were now exposed and vulnerable to damage. After lifting the wreck from the harbor floor, the team needed to clean, scan, process, describe, annotate, and photograph 228 timbersin one year.

Every day, seven timbers were prepped for scanning. Two of them were patted dry and scanned one at a time. The remaining five others would wait under wet cloths, as exposure to dry air would cause the timbers to buckle and rupture.

All four sides of each timber were scanned with the professional 3D scanner, Artec Eva. The scans were processed and turned into full-color textured meshes in Artec Studio.

From there, the scans were exported as OBJ files to Rhino 5 for annotation. 

Maritime archaeologist and 3D recording specialist Thomas Van Damme of Ubi3D explained the process, “In Rhino, each characteristic of the timber was fully annotated, via the PolylineOnMesh feature, stored on separate layers, in precisely the location where it was found on the wood. These notes included details on every cut and chop mark, all the nail holes, each and every little scratch, the wood grain itself, what kinds of nails were used, whether they were iron nails or wooden treenails, which tools were used for construction, if there were signs of repairs made, what kind of wood was used.”

“In the past, all edges of timbers had to be traced using a contact digitizer which was very time-consuming. The nice thing in our approach is that Rhino has tools which automatically convert the annotated scan into a technical drawing. So, the 2D line drawings are essentially generated automatically from the annotated scans, without us having to trace all the timber outlines.”

The results produced valuable information for both research and education.

Open call for artists in Horizon 2020 project 'MindSpaces'


McNeel Europe is collaborating as a consortium partner in MindSpaces, a 3-year research project funded by Horizon 2020 and financed by the European Commission STARTS/Lighthouse projects.

To encourage the collaboration of research projects and artists, STARTS funds residencies of artists in tech institutions and scientists or technologists in artist studios. MindSpaces will offer a limited number of residencies for a period of 6 to 18 months. Accepted applicants will become part of the MindSpaces research team

The residency is open to artists of all types and experience, but preference will be given to those whose practices have previously engaged with science, emerging technologies, interactive installations, AR/VR installations, architectural design, or art in public spaces. Successful applicants will receive a lump sum of 30-60,000 euros max for min 6 to max 18 months that includes travel and material budgets.

In this project, Rhino and Grasshopper will be used as a platform to interact and develop parametric and virtual 3-D indoor and outdoor environments driven by art and behavioral data. Neuro-feedback collected from test individuals will provide information about space usability, comfort and functionality testers perceive in VR. 

For more information about the call visit the call page on the MindSpaces website


Applicants can register and submit their proposals here...

Grasshopper Masterclass at Total Chaos (Sofia, Bulgaria) - May 16, 2019


Join hundreds of 3D artists, designers, and developers in a global gathering in Bulgaria’s capital this May. A host of inspiring talks by world-class artists, hands-on masterclasses and certification opportunities promise to make Total Chaos 2019 another truly unforgettable experience.

Total Chaos runs May 16-18, 2019, at Sofia Tech Park. Masterclasses and V-Ray certification opportunities are on May 16, followed by two packed days of presentations and sessions, May 17-18.

On May 16 there will be a Grasshopper Masterclass, Reimagine The Future of Design

Description: There are infinite possibilities when we unite parametric design with the beauty of photorealistic rendering. Advance your Rhino and Grasshopper skills in architecture, product design, automotive, and every aspect of parametric design.

Presentations include:
  • Introduction to Parametric Workflows – Jordi Arcas, McNeel Europe
  • The Renaissance of Parametric Jewelry Design – Jan Kokol, CEO & Founder, IMAGO Design
  • Architectural Daylight Data Rendering with V-Ray and Grasshopper – Carlos Bausa Martinez 
  • Advanced Parametric Modeling – Margarita Valova, Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Non Architecture - Re-Draw Competition - Casa da Música


Designers have always used drawings to communicate their ideas to the rest of the world. Drawings were considered a communication medium, used to represent abstract concepts and bring them closer to reality. It was a primordial effort of giving a shape to thoughts and narrate concepts visually.

In the digital age, where content and images dominate our daily life, the relationship with visual content drastically changes when it comes to architecture. Renown buildings are often photographed, Instagrammed, shared as a passive portrait of what architecture can look like. It's to the point that some designers design for more photogenic buildings. The result is a media-oriented image of architecture, often portrayed online by various users from the same angle, following the trending aesthetics and styles. What used to be a moment of creation, tends to become today a passive exercise of pure repetition. 

Based on this paradigm, the competition series wants to encourage representation as a proactive exercise, and engage the public in rediscovering a given building, an architectural icon, proactively researching a new image, a new way to portray it, by being creative, critical and innovative.
  
Casa da Música by OMA—the Porto Concert Hallis the first building selected for the RE-DRAW competition series.

The “Re-Draw” competition aims to develop one visual to ‘represent’ an iconic architecture.

The participants are asked to draft one image, with absolute freedom of scale, technique, and level of abstraction.

We encourage creativeness, criticality, and innovation.



RESHAPE19| Cognified Matter competition


Reshape invites all Rhino users to take part in the 5th edition of its competition: 

Reshape19| Cognified Matter focuses on future applications of Wearable Tech and Smart Products, inviting creative minds to predict new trends, elaborate on novel solutions, and recalibrate existing markets in the direction of more sustainable models. 

Reshape V edition will shortlist three winners, from the Wearable Technology and Smart product category.  Additionally, two honorable mentions will be nominated for each category. The first winning designers will be awarded two scholarships* (value: 6.500 Euro) for the Design for Wearables postgraduate at IED Barcelona, and a monetary prize up to 1,000 euros.

All selected talents, winners and honorable mentions will have the chance to participate in Reshape Forum, with a free ticket pass at INDUSTRY From Need to Solution Event. At the Reshape Forum, designers will meet relevant industry leaders, presenting their proposals to the INDUSTRY and Reshape audience. Additionally, shortlisted projects will be showcased at the Reshape Exhibition.

*100% Scholarship program for the Wearable technology category 1st winner, 50% Scholarship program for the Smart Product category 1st winner. The inscription fee is not included.



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Construction of Buildings with Python + Rhino and Grasshopper Workshop



Universidad de los Andes in Columbia invites you to join their workshop on the Construction of Buildings with Python + Rhino and Grasshopper

The workshop is designed to introduce architects, engineers and other professionals to design and construction of buildings with the programming tool, Python + Rhino and Grasshopper. The main goal of the workshop is to develop the technical knowledge and skills in programming to generate, change, and exchange constructive technical information. Develop a theoretical-practical knowledge of how software tools are structured and operated, combined with critical thinking.

Register now!

Dates: 
May 7-June 1, 2019

Schedule: 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6 PM to 9 PM
and Saturdays from 8am - 12pm

Time: Monday and Wednesday from 6 PM to 10 PM



Place:
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Fee: 
$2,700,000 Colombian pesos through April 22 
$2,970,000
Colombian pesos through May 3


For more information 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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New creative structures at the Botanical Garden





Check out these beautiful butterfly and caterpillar volumetric structures designed by the architectural studio INTERIOR137 ARCHITECTS for the Botanical Garden of Medellín, Joaquín Antonio Uribe. 

These two large-scale structures will welcome visitors to the new butterfly garden at the Botanical Garden. 

The shapes are made of a self-supporting metal structure. The idea is for the structures to work as large containers to grow plants and become covered by vegetation with the shapes of a butterfly and caterpillar.

Architects Ana María Bustamante and David Vanegas used Rhino in the design process to visualize the sculptures in 3-D and for the development of the construction plans.


For more information please contact David Vanegas and Ana Bustamante by email at proyectos@interior137arquitectos.com


What is 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.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

"Drawing from the Model" a new book by Frank Melendez




Frank P. Melendez has written a new book Drawing from the Model: Fundamentals of Digital Drawing, 3D Modeling, and Visual Programming in Architectural Design

Drawing from the Model presents architectural design students, educators, and professionals with a broad overview of both traditional and contemporary architectural representation methods. The book offers insights into developments in computing in relation to architectural drawing and modeling, by addressing historical analog methods of architectural drawing based on descriptive geometry and projection. It then transitions to contemporary digital methods based on computational processes and emerging technologies.

Drawing from the Model offers digital tools, techniques, and workflows for producing architectural design drawings, using contemporary 2D drawing and 3D modeling design software. Visual programming is introduced to address topics of parametric modeling, algorithmic design, computational simulations, physical computing, and robotics. More... 



Available in e-book and paperback.


About the author:
Frank P. Melendez teaches at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York. His teaching and research cover topics on architectural drawing and 3D modeling, digital fabrication, computational design, emerging materials, responsive systems, physical computing, and robotics. He has held academic appointments at Carnegie Mellon University and Louisiana State University. He has been supported through grants and fellowships, including the MacDowell Colony. Frank is a partner at Augmented Architectures, a research and design practice in New York, NY, and has professional experience working at prominent offices, including Gehry Partners, LLP and Urban A&O. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University.

New Grasshopper eLearning course from BlueStone Institute of Design




Bluestone Institute of Design announced a new Grasshopper course. It is an eLearning video-based course conducted in English. No need to travel to the class. Review the curriculum and get started today.

Course Curriculum:
Chapter 1 - Interface, Navigation, Display
Chapter 2 - Data Matching
Chapter 3 - Data Creation 
Chapter 4 - Pattern Creation
Chapter 5 - Grids
Chapter 6 - Transformation
Chapter 7 - Organizing Data
Chapter 8 - Attractors
Chapter 9 - Curve & Surface Evaluation
Chapter 10 - Morphing
Chapter 11 - NURBS Creation
Chapter 12 - Mesh Creation 
Chapter 13 - Voronoi Designs 
Chapter 14 - Image Sampler 
Chapter 15 - Weave 
Chapter 16 - Graph mapper
Chapter 17 - Fabrication




About...
BlueStone Institute of Design aims to be the foremost eLearning provider to provide skill-based learning in all leading international languages. Based in Mumbai, India, they currently offer courses in Rhino for Architecture, Jewelry and Product Design, Grasshopper, V-Ray for Rhino, and Clayoo.  

Courses are offered through eLearning for professionals as well as students who are unable to travel to Mumbai for classroom training. Their instructors have 15+ years of industry and training experience.

AA Summer DLAB 2019 - London



July 22-August 9, 2019
Architectural Association (AA) London campus
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
United Kingdom

AA Summer DLAB is experimenting with the integration of advanced computational design, analysis, and large scale prototyping techniques. Now, in its 14th year, Summer DLAB continues to build on its expertise of complex architectural design and fabrication processes, relying heavily on materiality and performance.

The program brings together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, including the AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme staff. The research generated at Summer DLAB has been published in international mediaArchDaily, Archinect, Bustlerand peer-reviewed conference papers, SimAUD (Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design), eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe).

AA Summer DLAB investigates the correlations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication. Each program cycle devises custom-made architectural processes through the creation of new associations between conventional and contemporary design and fabrication techniques. The research culminates in the design and fabrication of a one-to-one scale prototype realized by robotic fabrication to integrate form-finding, material computation, and structural performance. 

Computational skills
Summer DLAB's toolkit includes but is not limited to Rhinoceros, Processing, Grasshopper, and various analysis tools.

Eligibility
The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates, and young professionals. Prior software knowledge is not required. 

Application/payment deadline
July 8, 2019 

Contact details
Elif Erdine (Programme Head, AA Summer DLAB)