Thursday, May 21, 2015
Through years of development in India, there has been both organic urban growth and inorganic architectural growth. All this leading to a void in the physical and metaphorical sense.
Filling the Void looks at void as an opportunity, potential, and driver of change for architecture and design education in India.
rat [LAB] EDUCATION, in association with Super-Architects and its collaborators, is launching a new educational model with an open design studio. This could potentially change the way we conceive spaces within architectural and urban systems and architectural education in India. Through computation and its many techniques and methodologies, the studio aims to fill the void.
Filling the Void is a floating open studio new to India. The experimental studios will run across five cities in India: Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, and New Delhi. Each city is a 3-day event with distinct urban contexts. There will be technical tutorials, teaching sessions, and presentations which culminate in a round-table discussion with leading and emerging professionals that demonstrate computation, parametric design or alternative techniques.
Grasshopper is the central focus of the event. Participants are taught computational techniques through Grasshopper, with ways to integrate it with architecture and urban systems. No previous knowledge of Grasshopper is required, although basic modeling skill in Rhino is preferred.
Cities and dates:
Mumbai - June 22-24
Chennai - June 29-July 1
Bengaluru - July 3-5
Chandigarh - July 16-18
New Delhi - August 6-8
Thanks to a Career Technical Education (CTE) revitalization grant through the Oregon Department of Education, Sherwood High School is taking its FabLab on the road. Bowman FabLab, run by high school teacher John Niebergall, travels from school to school by RV. The mobile FabLab takes technology and course ideas directly to students and teachers. It provides equipment, teaches students how to use it, and shows teachers how to build a career program.
During the visit, students will be able to try out the technology. The FabLab teaches how to use Rhino and and how to use a CNC program.
Based on MIT's FabLab model, the Bowman Mobile FabLab is equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutters, microcontroller boards, vinyl cutter, and laptops with Rhino software. The participating schools get a CNC vinyl cutter, plus at least one month's materials to get started.
- IFC Import. (Video)
- IFC tag. (Video)
- Multilayer slabs (Video)
- Columns can be created from blocks for the 2D/3D representation (Video)
- Option to insert openings in curtain walls
- Curtain walls with curved panels
- Added a control point to lean curtain walls
- Tag orientation (Video)
- Plan view depth of field
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
London welcomes DIVA Day 2015!
The 4th DIVA Day will be held in London, England!
Co-hosted by the Architectural Association
October 23, 2015
DIVA Day is a full-day event of presentations and panel discussions for practitioners, students and educators about building performance and design using DIVA and associated building simulation tools. This year, in addition to going international, we are excited to be pairing up with the Architectural Association in London to bring you exciting new work in the field of building performance and design. Check out previous DIVA Day presentations here!
This year’s events will include:
Visit DIVA for Rhino at: http://diva4rhino.com/
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Workshop in Parametric Design and Digital Manufacturing with Rhino and Grasshopper
An authorized RhinoFabStudio
Universidad ICESI's RhinoFabStudio invites you to their Workshop in Parametric Design and Digital Manufacturing.
The Faculty of Engineering at Universidad ICESI will issue a Diploma in
Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication for the participants.
ICESI has developed innovative academic programs. In order to produce better, well-prepared professionals, ICESI encourages students to search for knowledge through the "Active Learning" method. ICESI is recognized as one of the most important and renowned universities in Colombia due to its rigorous academic standards and its wide and diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Place: Universidad ICESI premises
Date and time: Monday-Friday, 6 pm-9 pm and Saturday, 8 am-3 pm (with 1 hour break:
Starts Monday, June 22, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A Celebration of Young Architectural Design
Tuesday, 2 June 2015 from 6 pm to 10 pm (BST)
London, United Kingdom
BuroHappold Engineering invites you to a private viewing showcasing four unique works created by architecture students from the University of Westminster Design Studio 10 led by Arthur Mamou Mani and Toby Burgess. These architectural interventions were selected through a design competition and have been chosen to complement our recently completed office refurbishment. Also featured will be a specially commissioned ceiling designed by Design Studio 10 tutor Arthur Mamou Mani.
The Design Studio 10 program focuses on bottom-up design, novel fabrication methods, open knowledge sharing and allowing making to influence the design process. This aligns with our interests at BuroHappold. Our support and funding has allowed the students to realize their ideas and improve their portfolios as architects. Please join us in celebrating the work of young designers.
71 Newman Street
London W1T 3AH
Phone: +44 20 7927 9700
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Rhino for Architecture workshop
June 15-16, 2015
The workshop will showcase the different uses of Rhino along the process of architectural production, from conceptual development through construction documentation. Starting with an overview of Rhino as an all‐around tool for conceptualizing and developing architectural models, the class will then illustrate the software's potential for geometry control, rationalization and the coordination of information across the design team. Further options for documentation production, visualization, interoperability with other software and BIM compliant workflows will be demonstrated. Each subject will be explained through the step‐by step development of examples and built case studies with detailed analysis of key commands and critical workflows.
Vincent Nowak (Flow Architecture) and Annarita Papeschi (Zaha Hadid Architects) will share their detailed knowledge from their direct experience working on large complex projects at Zaha Hadid Architects as well as the intricacies of integration on smaller projects at Flow Architecture. Together they will demonstrate, through actual case studies, how Rhino was used in the design of various building parts and then ultimately integrated with other software packages to smoothly move between design and construction in a rational and efficient manner.
WeWantToLearn.net are a postgraduate design studio from the University of Westminster in London known for it’s study of parametric systems, creative flair and rigorous physical and material testing in a search for new architectures.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
- Bidirectional Revit and Rhino support! This new component now allows reading output from Revit to create geometry in Rhino.
- Support for Revit 2015 (as well as 2014).
- Units! Whitefeet ModelBuilder tool now includes the ability to specify metric or other custom units upon import.
- No more Excel! Read and write using simple CSV text files.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Occasionally we venture out of our office cubby holes and visit people who actually use Rhino. When we took a field trip to a local CNC user group, we discovered David Myka Custom Guitars. David Myka's specialty is custom guitars, both acoustic and electric. Every instrument is a unique project. To achieved his desired tonal results, David Myka individually matches the wood pieces and tunes them where needed.
To help, David Myka uses Rhino 5 and RhinoCAM. He likes the combination of the two and the work flow. Using his html background, David has written a custom fretboard design tool using RhinoScript.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Authorized Rhino Reseller 3DWS invites you to the 6th edition of Digital Drawing Days (May 15-17, Arezzo - Italy), a panorama of the latest tools for 3D modeling, rendering and animation.
Don't miss the Rhino & Grasshopper presentations by Giuseppe Massoni (McNeel Europe) and Fabio Panerati.
3D Printing Days is a series of workshops, conference and open day (May-June 2015) organized by the authorized RhinoFabStudio puntoexedesign and Università degli Studi di Genova.
2015 RhinoFabStudio Mentors
The RhinoFabStudio Mentors are professionals in their respective fields and are here to assist you with anything regarding the implementation of a RhinoFabStudio, but they are unable to provide technical support. You may send your Rhino-related questions to email@example.com at any time.
Once again, we extend our thanks to each and every one of you. We truly appreciate your help!
Authorized Rhino Reseller An-Cadsolutions invites you to its OpenHouse on 26th of May (from 9 to 18h) in Tampere, Finland.
Come see the latest solutions for 3D Modeling, Scanning, 3D printing and CNC milling, including Rhino, RhinoCAM, Rhino3DPRINT, Blueprinter 3D-printer, Felix 3D-printer, Roland ARM-10 3D-printer, David SLS-2 3D-scanner, RangeVision 3D-scanner, Sense 3D-scanner, Roland CNC- and engraving machines, Azon flatbed printer, MicroScribe digitizer, Wacom and 3Dconnexion products.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
We will be hosting a 3-day course June 11-13, 2015 at Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera in El Salvador, Central America.
Click here to register!
For this workshop you need to bring your laptop computer.
If you do not have Rhino on your computer, you must download the trial version before the workshop:
• Rhino 5 for Windows
• Rhino 5 for MAC
Rhino is a 3D modeling tool and is very intuitive and easy to use. With the course you will learn to produce 3D models using NURBS geometry and prepare models for export. This workshop will help you acquire skills in using the program.
Type of lessons:
Theoretical and practical workshop.
Maximum number of participants:
Capacity limited to 25 people.
Intensive course of 24 hours completed in three days.
June 11 to 13, 2015.
(Thursday 11, Friday 12 and Saturday 13, June 2015).
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two coffee breaks and an hour for lunch (The workshop does not include lunch. You have 1 hour for lunch. You can either bring your lunch or you can leave and return to the classroom).
Escuela de Comunicación Monica Herrera, Room: Rainbow.
Dr. Manuel Gallardo Avenue, Santa Tecla, El Salvador.
The course is directed to students, teachers, industrial designers, architects, engineers, designers, jewelry, footwear, naval, product designers in general and those who want to learn how to use this amazing tool for 3D modeling.
In this course you will learn to create and edit 3D NURBS models of free and precise forms. This course includes all the functionality of Rhino 5 with 2D commands, surfaces and solids.
Andrés González, World Wide Director of the RhinoFabStudios.
Take advantage of the early bird price!!!
The RhinoPolyhedra plug-in for Rhino 5 for Windows allows you to create and visualize a variety of polyhedral shapes -- over 450 different shapes.
RhinoPolyhedra supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Rhino 5 for Windows.
RhinoPolyhedra is free!
Requires Rhino 5 Service Release 9 (SR9) or newer.
Casa La Atarraya, located in a rural area of Ahuachapán, El Salvador, offers a high school degree in Industrial Design, which will be the only one of its kind in El Salvador.
The idea of the new degree in Industrial Design arises from the visit of US entrepreneur Steve Carlton, Head of the Design Team at Nautique Boat Company, which as part of their social work visited the school to donate decorations of one of its ships. In the process of designing it, he saw how the students were interested and asked about the software he was using on the computer, then thought to donate a license from the software he was using.
However, Carlton did not stop there and pushed to implement a complete digital fabrication laboratory. This is how he involves McNeel Miami to join the cause. The school was able to receive a Rhino 5, 30-user lab license which will allow their Center for Design to obtain the certification as a design and digital manufacturing studio.
The accreditation from McNeel Miami represents that in the future, students can do work for companies anywhere in the world from the RhinoFabStudio in Ahuachapán.
What is a RhinoFabStudio? A 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, May 4, 2015
EvoluteTools T.MAP Beta is a new plug-in providing mesh parametrization in Rhino.
The latest version includes, under other cool features, mesh extraction and remeshing!
Budapest, April 30, 2015 -- GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced a Rhino® connection for ArchiCAD. The connection enables ArchiCAD users on both the Mac and Windows platforms to import Rhino models into ArchiCAD as GDL objects.
The Rhino-ArchiCAD link converts a Rhino model into ArchiCAD geometry. The container of the Rhino-based model is GDL, which is ArchiCAD’s generic object format. For larger and complex models, GRAPHISOFT has introduced the option to convert a Rhino model into a set of (smaller) GDL objects. This process enables the user to retain separate logical parts within the same model while providing a functionality to monitor and easily update the imported Rhino models in ArchiCAD. The LCF option is also advised to enable ArchiCAD's performance optimization algorithm to work seamlessly on an imported large Rhino model.
“We welcome Rhinoceros into the ArchiCAD community,” said László Vértesi, GRAPHISOFT Vice President of Product Development. “Rhino provides a robust modeling capability that nicely compliments the ArchiCAD BIM solution.”
“Our users always want better integration with the other tools that they use,” said Robert McNeel, CEO, Robert McNeel & Associates. “We are delighted to be working with GRAPHISOFT to meet our users’ demands,” he added.
This technology has been developed as part of an ongoing collaboration between GRAPHISOFT and Nikken Sekkei that aims to develop future technologies for architectural design.
For more information and to download the Rhino add-on for ArchiCAD, please visit http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/addons/interoperability/rhino.html.
Rhinoceros® 5.0, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates, is the market leader in industrial design modeling software. Highly complicated shapes can be directly modeled or acquired through 3D digitizers. With its powerful NURBS based engine Rhinoceros® 5.0 can create, edit, analyze, and translate curves, surfaces, and solids. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size.
About Nikken Sekkei
One of the world's largest architectural design firms with over 2,400 professional staff, Nikken Sekkei and its eight Group companies offer comprehensive design, engineering, management, consulting and R&D services. Established in 1900, the company's portfolio consists of over 20,000 projects in 40 countries. Its activities cover a wide spectrum of sustainable public and private endeavors including: new city design, high-density/mixed-use transit-oriented developments, super high-rise buildings, business parks, offices and facilities for commercial, cultural, educational and healthcare use. Nikken Sekkei is headquartered in Tokyo and maintains branch offices in Singapore, China, Korea, Vietnam and the UAE. In growing to its present position, the company has constantly focused on development of new methods and technologies that redefine design for current needs and priorities.
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ArchiCAD®, the industry-first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007. Visit archicad.com to see the most important milestones in ArchiCAD's 30-year history.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Join us for our Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac online course beginning on May 12th.
- Orientation: Tues, May 12 (9:00AM-11:00AM Pacific)
- Training: Wed-Fri, May 13-15 and Mon-Tues, May 18-19 (9:00AM-1:00PM Pacific)
- You will need the latest Rhino 5 for Mac version installed. Rhino 5 for Windows will not be acceptable for this class.
- You will need a stable and fast Internet connection.
- You will need the Rhino 5 Level 1 Training Guide and Models as well as the Rhino 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 3 months following the class.
The Global Summer School (GSS) is a platform defined by ambitious, multiscalar investigation into the implications of emergent techniques on our planned environments. Each year, international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects that are 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 reside. This intensive two week course 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 the multiscalar implications of design conclusions, thus creating critical research advanced on the application of new technologies in design.
The 2015 ‘Urban Protocols’ global agenda seeks specific strategies for constructing our future cities. The agenda questions the urban planning methodologies of the 20th century and proposes a series of new priorities to consider when growing the next phase of our urban and suburban territories. How can we consider the recolonization of urban spaces which are now the result of antiquated priorities and at the same time negotiate the current forces driving the growth or decay of cities? This question will be asked in a variety of urban case studies with the desire to generate a series of proposals which are contextually, temporally, economically, and culturally relevant. From another scale, we have to recognize the urgent necessity to radically rethink the manner in which we fabricate our habitat at an architectural level. Spatially we have to reconsider materiality, tectonic logics, and temporality if we are to change the relationship between environmental decay and architecture.
Simply Rhino Presents
Rhino UK User Meeting 2015
Tuesday 9th June
The Crypt on the Green