Monday, September 26, 2016
November 3-5, 2016
IE School of Architecture and Design
C/ Serrano 105 - Madrid (Spain)
Algomad computational BIM workshops and conference this year will take place in Madrid (IE School of Architecture and Design) from November 3 to 5.
Early bird discount available until September 30.
Metal forming and metal cutting machines, robots, automation and auxiliary technologies
Pav. 11, Stand D36
BI-MU is one of the most qualified international events dedicated to machine tools, robot, production system and auxiliary technologies industry.
Come visit Rhino Authorized Reseller CIMsystem (Pav. 11, Stand D36) to learn more about their Rhino plug-ins for mechanical applications: Bamboo and RhinoNC.
Friday, September 23, 2016
November 18-20, 2016
The workshops will introduce the optimization into the algorithmic design process that is enabled in the visual programming environment - Grasshopper.
- Optimization of the facade geometry with solar analysis
- Optimization of the roof structures with Karamba
- Finding the optimal configuration of the space frame structures with Karamba
- Discovering the best location or/and geometry of the building in accordance to the best views from the plot
- Presentation of the discovered solutions
Judyta Cichocka. Co-creator of Silvereye, a Particle Swarm Optimization Solver for Grasshopper, PhD candidate at Wrocław University of Technology (Problems of architectural design optimization with evolutionary algorithms) and TU Wien; Grasshopper 3D tutor at Victoria University of Wellington, LabDigiFab researcher; tutor at Advances of Architectural Geometry 2014 in London – workshop 10: “Prototyping optimization process in relation to solar analysis”.
680 PLN (or 160€) for Early Bird payments
800 PLN (or 190€) for the regular payments
Early bird discount available until September 30
Intermediate – Advanced
Basic knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper
Send an email to email@example.com with the subject: “OPTIMIZATION Warsaw”
Only 11 places available!
Parametric Design in Architecture Master's Degree - October 17, 2016 - June 29, 2017, Barcelona (Spain)
Parametric Design in Architecture
Technological efficency through computational design
Classes: October 17, 2016 - June 29, 2017
Program ends: September 28, 2017
60 ECTS (378 teaching hours)
Barcelona Metropolitan School of Architecture
C. Pere Serra, 1-15
Barcelona - Sant Cugat del Vallès
The Master Parametric Design in Architecture is a unique opportunity to critically review computational design towards a more challenging and self-demanding commitment to environmental constraints.
It is organized into two four-month independent postgraduate courses, 16/18 weeks each, which can be taken together to obtain the Master's degree, or separately.
PG1: Digital Design and Fabrication
This course will give students the knowledge of parametric geometry, digital fabrication and contemporary architecture they need to develop the potential of parametric design. The course includes practical workshops on parametric software, geometry and numerical control machines, aimed at solving real problems in complex architectural design.
PG2: Performative Parametric Design
This course will explore real applications through parametric design. The behavior of the objects designed are checked thoroughly, with the same rigor and requirements demanded of digital fabrication as those expected from traditional architecture. This module aims to create interaction and synergies between parametric design and the application of algorithms to other disciplines such as BIM, urban design, planning, construction, structures, installations, services and climate to obtain more efficient and sustainable results.
Last few places available! Enroll before end of September!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
This year CAMX, the Composites & Advanced Material Expo, is featuring a full-day of architectural sessions and events as part of its event. And it's free for students and design/engineering, construction, and AEC professionals. To take advantage of this use the code CAMX during registration.
This one-day session on composites includes:
- Free access to the CAMX Exhibit Hall where you can visit and learn about this remarkable and versatile material first hand from companies in the composites industries.
- Hear from other architects, engineers, academics, and researchers on how composites are being used in architecture today. Get the scoop on current research.
- End the day with a networking reception. Meet your fellow architects and composites industry professionals over drinks and appetizers.
David Riebe, Windsor Fiberglass
Dr Robert Steffen, Western Carolina University
Kevin Lambrych and Mike Stevens, Ashland Performance Materials
Valentin Koslowski - ITKE, University of Stuttgart, and Julia Koermer, UCLA Ideas Lab
Panel discussion on Opportunities for Composites in Architecture, moderated by Bill Kreysler, Kreysler & Associates with panelists:
Douglas Evans, DHE FPE LLC
Emily Guglielmo, Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers
Herwig Baumgartner, Baumgartner + Uriu Architects
Register at tinyurl.com/camx16arch. Use registration code CAMXAR at checkout to receive your complimentary registration.
Mesh2Surface 4.2 has been released. With the latest version, Mesh2Surface reverse engineering plug-in for Rhino, together with new features and bug fixes, improves the capabilities for 3D reverse engineering from scanned data.
Check out the new cross section tool, dynamic sectioning and mesh segmentation. The latest version also provides many other improvements to simplify the reverse engineering process in Rhino.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The winning project from Intelligent Tectonics V1.0 workshop, Perspective System Pavilion, will be part of the BAU Trade Fair in Munich in January 2017.
- Video and pictures showing the results of Intelligent Tectonics V1.0 workshop
- Video and pictures showing the results of Dynamic Mutations V3.0 workshop
Lynx4D is a Rhino plug-in for studying shadow patterns. The plug-in has a set of solar tools for that includes solar diagrams for any area of the world and other features which will come soon.
- Solar Diagrams for any area of the world (Cylindrical Sun Path Diagram)
- Shadow Patterns on a Point (the plug-in works with surfaces, polysurfaces, extrusions and solids)
Lynx4D has only one command: lynx
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
It can then be used as part of an online portfolio, as a product configurator, a customer communication tool - or for your own unique application!
ShapeDiver just started its public beta and welcome you to try it on shapediver.com.
Architectural UnReality Summer School 2016
October 4-7, 2016
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Architecture
Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
"New pipelines, new workflows, new paper for new pens need to be invented, because gaming engines are coming to schools of architecture. Virtual reality will be, or better say, is already a new way of making architecture.
During this workshop we will develop a workflow from modeling software Rhinoceros3D and its parametric plug-in Grasshopper3D to gaming engine Unreal Engine 4.12.
We will develop algorithms for temporary structures, bake them to geometry and import these to virtual reality. Finally, we will bring 1:1 scaled environment revived with HTC Vive and Oculus. Users will interact with our projects.
Abandoned industrial zone is our environment, our imagined location. Our playground. 15 projects from 15 students, walkable in virtual reality is our goal at the workshop.
We will go from scripting, modeling and texturing to scripting with blueprints in gaming engine, so some advanced skills of modeling are needed, but not mandatory. Bring your ideas and motivation for hard work and you are in. We will help you develop your ideas.
But be careful what you wish, it could be life changing..."
Igor Mitric Lavovski, Maja Ilic, Marko Koljancic, Dragana Tepic
Max. number of participants: 15
Application deadline: October 1, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
October 4-5, 2016
3DSTEP, Scandinavia’s largest professional 3D printing event and an international industrial exhibition is where you can discover and explore all the latest innovations and practices on the field of additive manufacturing. With a hands-on approach and presentations of real cases you will gain insight into 3D printing expertise by doing and working with others.
Visit AN-Cadsolutions (Booth 14) to learn more about Rhino, RhinoCAM, Rhino3DPRINT, 3D printers, and the DAVID 3D scanner.
Friday, September 16, 2016
In case you missed the An Introduction to Grasshopper for Rhino 5 Windows (Beginners) webinar this week, a recording of each language session has been posted on Vimeo.
You can find them at the following links for your study and review:
Car Render Challenge 2016
September 13 - November 29, 2016
Submissions end at 16:00 (GMT)
Humster3D studio, a 3D model supplier, has been organizing 3D modeling competitions since 2013.
They have just launched their third annual Car Render Challenge and invite you to take part in this creative contest with amazing prizes. The winning entries will be published in 3D World and 3D Artist magazines.
To take part, create a car 3D model and a 3D environment around it. Then, create a rendering and send your work via the web form you'll find in the competition page by November 29. There are no limits for creativity: you can choose any automobile you like, whether it is a racing or an imaginary vehicle. You can find the competition rules here.
The event is held in partnership with leading companies and 3D software manufacturers.
Happy rendering and good luck!
October 4-5, 2016
From 9:00am to 6:00pm
LYON EUREXPO - HALL 6.1
3D Print is back for 2016. The event, exclusively dedicated to additive manufacturing, will reach new heights this year. The new exhibition space, twice as many exhibitors, the intensive conference program, dynamic workshops, and educational animations will offer all industry sectors a better understanding of additive manufacturing technologies and its applications. The strategically designed comprehensive program is what has made 3D Print “the” key industry event.
Come visit authorized Rhino reseller Cadlink (Booth B2), together with Vanessa Steeg from McNeel Europe, to learn more about 3D modeling, analysis and optimization for rapid prototyping, including Rhino and Grasshopper.
You can print your free pass here.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
RhinoFabStudio invites you to attend RhinoDay in São Paulo, Brazil, at Mackenzie University. Expert designers will show how Rhino 3D is part of their creation and production process.
Besides the presentations, we will also be hosting workshops. Attendees can also register for a series of introductory workshops to Rhino and its plug-ins like Grasshopper. The workshops are 3 hours long (for students at Mckenzie these will count as an extension course).
Date: September 21-23, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Check out the complete workshop schedule here!
Don't miss these networking events and workshops! Register for workshops here!
The Shadows ROOM / workshop by the androgynous New-Territories, October 20 - November 8, Orléans (France)
The Shadows ROOM / workshop by the androgynous New-Territories
with François Roche as his-her personal secretary
October 20 - November 8
Les Turbulences, FRAC Centre Orléans
88 Rue du Colombier, 45000 Orléans (France)
Opening : November 9
Exhibition : November 9 - February 26, 2017
Francesco Cingolani, director of the program DESIGN by DATA of École des Ponts Paris Tech, is honored to invite you to one of the most prestigious events of the DESIGN by DATA OFF program: The Shadows ROOM / workshop by the androgynous New-Territories.
The workshop is organised by François Roche in partnership with Francesco Cingolani and will be hosted by Frac Orléans.
During the workshop the students will work closely with the avatar and his collaborators (including F. Roche) to create the installation called “The shadows ROOM”, to be exhibited at Frac Orléans by November 9.
Students will be fully credited for their work.
- letter of motivation
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
diagram01: FEA analysis and resulting force-flow lines generated in Karamba; diagram02: Custom tool developed in Processing, mesh relaxation according to local data; diagram03: Algorithmic generation of form-work data for concrete casting
InFlux is the final working prototype of AA Summer DLAB 2015 that took place in AA’s London home and Hooke Park facilities from July 27th to August 14th, 2015.
InFlux is the outcome of an exploration on the fabrication and assembly of double-curved complex geometries through the integration of generative design techniques and robotic milling strategies. In 2014, the research initiated on the material behavior of concrete. It has been developed in the 2015 cycle by further investigations linking geometry, material, and structure. Realized as a wall with 2.2 meters height, 4 meters width, and a varying depth of 3 – 25 cm, InFlux was developed, fabricated, and assembled in 7 days.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
International Subcontracting Trade Fair
September 27–29, 2016
The International Subcontracting Trade Fair 2016, Finland’s leading industry trade fair, will bring together companies, experts and decision-makers to discuss the effect digitization has on industry and how lean management can be applied, among other things, to people management.
Visit AN-Cadsolutions booth (C124) to learn more about Rhino, RhinoCAM, Rhino3DPRINT, 3D printers, and the DAVID 3D scanner.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Watch this short video by NDAR / Design Systems & Technologies which demonstrates a hull fairing technique with the help of Rhino/Orca3D.
Pivot Produktdesign AS
September 21-23, 2016
Join Pivot Produktdesign AS for a course on Rhino for Marine, which will take place at their new Oslo offices on September 21-23.
The course focuses on choosing the right strategy for a given task and using Rhino to its full potential. Much attention will be given to topics specific to hull modeling, model quality and surface analysis.
Friday, September 9, 2016
AA Greece Visiting School 2016
October 4-14, 2016
The Architectural Association School of Architecture is visiting the city of Chania in the island of Crete in Greece.
In 2016, the AA Chania Visiting School will continue to pursue its design agenda concentrating on the bigger picture of the Chania city’s characteristics. The city of Chania is the second largest city of Crete. Chania can be divided in two parts: the old town and the larger modern. The Visiting School will revisit the way the built environment has been put together and will explore design possibilities to improve connectivity and functionality in the city. Interactive design coupled with generative form-finding techniques for fabrication and assembly of a 1-to-1 scale prototype will be investigated.
Each year a series of software tutorial sessions takes place to allow participants develop their basic skills of controlling models parametrically and of producing interactive presentations. These sessions also embody manufacturing techniques, enabling a hands‐on experience in architectural design. Also, lectures and special events advance the participants' understanding of new design anatomies and the development of a theoretical background on topics including machinic control, computational space, and complexity in systems, and innovative urban design approaches.
- An active learning environment with a large tutor to student ratio, enabling personalized tutorials and debates.
- The toolset of AA Greece includes but is not limited to Maya, Rhinoceros, and Grasshopper.
- Design seminars and lecture series to support the key objectives of the program, disseminating fundamental design techniques and relevant critical thinking methodologies.
The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.
Participants receive the AA Visiting School Certificate with the completion of the program.
The deadline for applications is September 20 2016. The only requirement is the online application form and fees. No portfolio or CV is required.
Alexandros Kallegias (Programme Director): Alexandros.Kallegias@aaschool.ac.uk
Parametric Design Workshop
Light Move Festival 2016
Fab Lab Łódź (Polonia)
This year Light Move Festival has invited Aleksander Dynarek, Piotr Kluszczyński and Adrian Krężlik to run a workshop to build an installation. During this 4-day Parametric Design Workshop, learn how to apply computational design methods and to digitally fabricate objects.
Shapes of Palinopsia will be a multimedia pavilion that bridges built geometries with light and interaction. Participants will use Grasshopper for Rhinoceros, so a basic knowledge of parametric design tools is required.
Piotr Kluszczyński (UN Studio)
Adrian Krężlik (Architektura Parametryczna)
Aleksnader Dynarek (DaeWha Kang Design)
650 PLN / 160 EUR
Grasshopper ile Parametrik Modelleme (Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper), written by Tugrul Yazar and Serkan Uysal, both academics of architecture, is the first comprehensive book on Grasshopper in Turkish. The book explores various aspects of parametric modeling through six chapters and features a total of 265 example definitions, which can also be downloaded from the publisher's website.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Simply Rhino UK has published the 3rd video in their special tutorial series, in which they look at the interoperability between Rhino and SOLIDWORKS.
This final video in this special trilogy examines interoperability between Rhino and SOLIDWORKS. By the careful use of file referencing it is possible to have styling data that can be updated in Rhino that drives parametric features inside SOLIDWORKS, thus saving time consuming remodelling in both programs.
London Design Festival
September 17-25, 2016
The London Design Festival was first staged in 2003 and has grown to become one of the world's most important annual design events. It is an annual event, held to celebrate the future of design and craft - from digital innovation and scale-modeling to consumer behavior.
For the first time, Simply Rhino UK will be part of it, along with their partners, The Goldsmiths' Centre. The centre is hosting three design talks held by Simply Rhino trainer Arthur Mamou-Mani.
Parametric Design for the Furniture & Product Design Industries
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Book your place here.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Book your place here.
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Book your place here.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Join the MecSoft team from the comfort of your own computer for a webinar on Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) for Education. This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required.
- CAM in Montana State University (MSU),
presented by Bill Clinton of MSU
- CAM in Wrangell High School,
by Drew Larrabee of Wrangell High School
- Overview and Demo of MecSoft’s Educational Products
- Additional Educational Information and Resources
Who should attend?
This is an open webinar. Everyone interested in CAM for education is invited to attend.
Monday, September 5, 2016
Authorized Rhino Reseller An-Cadsolutions invites you to its Open House on September 15 in Tampere, Finland.
Come see the latest solutions for 3D modeling, scanning, 3D printing and CNC milling, including Rhino, RhinoCAM, Rhino3DPRINT, 3D printers, 3D scanners, a CNC milling and engraving machine, a laser engraving machine and a flatbed printer.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Free Webinar: An Introduction to Grasshopper for Rhino 5 Windows (Beginners)
Take part in this webinar to learn how to access Grasshopper, learn about the interface basics and go through a few sample exercises to start understanding the modeling strategy behind generative design.
Requirements: Basic knowledge of the software and its main tools. No headset or microphone is needed to attend.
English: September 12, 2016
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Spanish: September 13, 2016
Panelist: Rodrigo Bárcena
Italian: September 14, 2016
Panelist: Giuseppe Massoni
German: September 15, 2016
Panelist: Verena Vogler
French: September 16, 2016
Panelist: Vanessa Steeg
- Space is limited. Sign up today!
- This webinar is free for all attendees.
- Presentation will take approximately 40 minutes followed by another 15 minutes for Q&A.
- After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Warsaw Summer School
September 12-15, 2016
Architecture for Society of Knowledge
55 Koszykowa Street
Warsaw Summer School, organised by Architektura Parametryczna (a digital design educational platform) and Architecture for Society of Knowledge and Architektura Informacyjna (Master's Programs by the Faculty of Architecture at Warsaw University of Technology), will take place on September 12-15 in Warsaw.
This year Warsaw City Council decided to run an architectural competition for a new bridge. The primary goal of this workshop is to find the most optimal position for a new bicycle bridge (or bridges) in Warsaw to enhance global accessibility and walk ability. During the workshop the participants will develop an interactive tool to help understand the accessibility changes by connecting Vistula river shores with bicycle bridges.
This four-day event will includes coding and learning how to apply digital tools into urban-scale problems (32 hours), along with lectures from invited guests.
This workshop is for the intermediate user that understands and uses Grasshopper. It will be conducted in English.
Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Silverye, Elk, Shortest Walk, Human, gHowl, Unity.
A multimedia tool designed by Jacek Markusiewicz for data representation and design in VR.
Jacek Markusiewicz is an architectural graduate from Warsaw University of Technology and the Master in Advanced Architecture at IaaC Barcelona. He specializes in fields of parametric architecture, programming and responsive design. He has been working on different projects combining parametric approach and urban scale in international offices in Barcelona, Warsaw and Beirut. He is a PhD candidate at Warsaw University of Technology and teaches at Architecture for Society of Knowledge Master's Program and at the Faculty of Architecture of Warsaw University of Technology.
Adrian Krezlik is an architect and co-founder of Architektura Parametryczna, a platform dedicated to promotion of parametric design and digital fabrication. He has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects, FR-EE Fernando Romero and Michel Rojkind, and teaches at School of Form in Poznan.