Monday, April 26, 2010

Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, and Geometry Gym at the AA London

Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo and Geometry Gym at the AA London
May 12, 2010, from 1 to 3pm

Architectural Association (AA)
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square

As part of an Architectural Association lecture/event series organized by Marco Poletto, Simply Rhino UK brings together the following software developers:

  • David Rutten - Grasshopper:
    Some background and history, recent developments, and maybe some discussion on future developments.
  • Daniel Piker - Kangaroo:
    Kangaroo is a live physics engine for Rhino and Grasshopper. It embeds powerful mathematical models of real physical behavior directly in Rhino's 3D modeling environment; so designers can use it to integrate with and inform a design from the very earliest stages.

    Kangaroo enables rapid exploration not just of catenary and tensile structures, but also makes it possible to creatively play with and invent new physical form-finding techniques.

    A great variety of naturally occurring processes and behaviors can be simulated, and ideas of self-organisation and material intelligence can be applied in a very immediate way.
  • Jon Mirtschin - Geometry Gym:
    Jon will present on using Rhino and Grasshopper for geometrical modelling, primarily for architecture and structure. Geometry Gym has developed plug-ins, featuring tools and techniques including geodesic domes, minimal surfaces, mesh relaxing, tessellation and parametric steel frame modeling.
These three presentations will be followed by a joint Q&A / discussion session.

There will also be some additional work, made possible by this combination of Grasshopper and Rhino, presented by current students at the AA School.

Registration details:
  • There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is required. Please send an email to or call on 0208 498 9900.
  • For members, current students or staff of The AA School of Architecture - You can
    simply turn up on the day.

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