Friday, April 27, 2018

ROB|ARCH 2018 Conference & Workshops


ROB|ARCH 2018 Conference & Workshops
Association for Robots in Architecture
September 10-14, 2018
Zurich

The advent of robotics in the creative and construction industries has led to an amazing revolution, changing not just how things are designed and made but also transforming the knowledge cultures, politics, and economics that surround them. As such, the ROB|ARCH 2018 conference will reveal novel insights, applications, and impacts of this transformation.

Registrations for the ROB|ARCH 2018 workshops and conferences are now open. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available until June 1st!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

VisualARQ 2 is available for Rhino 6



VisualARQ adds architectural features and parametric architectural objects
that are suitable for both 3D modeling and 2D documentation.

VisualARQ 2 improves many of the features of VisualARQ 1 and adds a lot of new functionality requested and inspired by our users.


This new update 2.1 works on Rhino 5 and Rhino 6 and it is free for existing VisualARQ users.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Join the cove.tool Walk Through


Attend the cove.tool online webinar to learn how to:
  • Create a cove.tool project
  • Customize the project results and create a PDF report
  • Use Revit and Grasshopper plugins
Also, be the first to see cove.tool's new features.

Sign up for the May 2nd (12 PM EST) webinar.

Cove.tool is an energy vs. cost optimization software for the AEC industry. You can try cove.tool for free.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SimAUD 2018 Workshops



The Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) announced several workshops being organized as part of SimAUD 2018. The workshops will take place in parallel sessions from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, June 4th. The workshops will address the topic of simulation from a unique perspective and will offer hands-on learning opportunities on cutting-edge computational approaches, workflows, and tools.

Most of the workshops use Rhino and Grasshopper:

01 Adaptive Second Skins
02 Advanced Optimization Technology for Generative Building Design 
03 Analyzing Solar and Daylighting Access in Urban Areas
04 Building Physics Modeling 
05 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Uncertainty
06 Immersive Simulation Representation through Virtual Reality
07 Intuitive Design Environments through VR and Robotic Fabrication
08 Morphogenetic Fluid Dynamics – Designing with CFD
09 Multimaterial Robotic Assembly
10 Network Analysis Based Dynamic Urban Simulation in Grasshopper
11 Next generation Parametric Design with Packhunt.io 
12 Open Collaborative Design, Simulation & Analysis Flows 
13 Practical Python for Building Performance Analysis
14 Simulating Circadian Effects
15 SMART Hospital Architecture
16 Urban Interrelationalism




Monday, April 23, 2018

IMAGO, the Pursuit of Design. Interview with Jan Kokol.



In this interview with Jan Kokol, architect, designer, artist, and founder of IMAGO Design, talks with Novedge about his background, latest projects, relationship with technology and software he uses daily.

"Rhinoceros, for example, fulfills a lot of my needs just by the fact that I can use plugin extensions for parametric design (Grasshopper - now included in Rhino 6), rendering (V-Ray) and SubD modeling."



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rhino and Grasshopper Courses in Portland, Oregon



Mode Lab is gearing up for an exciting series of computational design training events this spring. Take a look at their upcoming Rhino and Grasshopper classes!

All classes will be at Mode Lab in Portland, Oregon.

Questions? Contact Mode Lab.


V-Ray, to the next level

© Flying Architecture

Ruta N, Rhino3D Colombia, and RhinoFabStudio invite you to join Ricardo Ortiz, Product Specialist Chaos Group-V-Ray (CDMX Mexico) who will be presenting the new and advanced characteristics of V-Ray.

Date:  April 24, 2018
Time:  7:30 AM
Place: Ruta N - Sala Múltiple 1 - Medellin, Colombia

Register here.

In this presentation, we will show leading-edge features in rendering within the different 3D platforms, and for all the different industries. We will go over tips on how to best take advantage of your available hardware, accelerating your times more and more, rendering without sacrificing quality, and overcoming every new challenge in your projects.

Watch a video with information on the new version of V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino.



Friday, April 20, 2018

Accelerator Launch: Looking for startups


Zero Sixty is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2018 accelerator launch. If you are an entrepreneur developing innovative products and services on top of the Rhino and Grasshopper platforms, consider applying to Gehry Technologies' three-month acceleration program. Zero Sixty is inviting the Rhino community in hopes of attracting entrepreneurs developing products and services on top of design and technology platforms for the AEC industry.

As part of the accelerator, startups may receive:

  • Equity-free support
  • Three months rent-free office space
  • Personalized mentorship from AEC industry experts 
  • Access to the industry's leading-edge technologies
  • Global media and marketing spotlight opportunities
  • Ongoing support for up to six months after the program completion
  • Access to a global community of growth stage founders and mentors

Zero Sixty is a three-month acceleration program focused on design and technology for the AEC industry. Its goal is to help startups build and scale great products by matching them with its people, network, and advanced technologies.

For more information and to apply, visit Zero SixtyZ

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Karamba Workshop in Vienna



Karamba Workshop

Location: Vienna, Austria

Dates: July 4-6, 2018
Time: 10:00-18:00
Course Fee: Professional EUR 750 (+VAT) Educational EUR 375 (+VAT)


This three-day workshop will focus on methods of setting up structural systems in the parametric environment of Grasshopper. Plugin developer and structural engineer Clemens Preisinger, along with Zeynep Aksoz and Matthew Tam from the expert Karamba team, will guide the participants through the basics of analyzing and interpreting structural models, to optimization processes and how to integrate Karamba3d into C# scripts.

This workshop is for beginner to intermediate Karamba users, but advanced users are also encouraged to apply. It is open to both professional and academic users.

Karamba is a parametric structural engineering tool that provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames, and shells. Karamba is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plugin for the 3D modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations, and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Designing Interactive Holographic Environments in Grasshopper



Last week, McNeel Europe hosted a Fologram workshop with attendees from all over Europe. Participants worked on how to create holographic environments using Hololenses and Grasshopper.

Thanks to Gwyll, Cam, Nick, and all the participants for this awesome mixed-reality experience!!!

Rese arch Grasshopper Webinars | Urban optimization with Adrian Krężlik | Parametric Support


Rese arch, in collaboration with Adrian Krężlik (Parametric Support) has organized three webinars on Urban optimization:


Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Galapagos, Silvereye, Octopus, Lunchbox, MeshEdit, Elk, Galapagos, Shortest Walk, Opossum, Colibri, and Anemone will be used during the webinars.




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Shape To Fabrication conference (April 24-25, London) - Last tickets available!


Organized by SimplyRhino UK, the Shape To Fabrication conference (April 24-25, London) will focus on cutting-edge technology, innovative construction, and applications in architecture, engineering, and design. This year's speakers are shaping the future, unafraid to push technology and engineering to new heights.

Presenters at Shape to Fabrication 2018 include:

Foster + Partners
Heatherwick Studio
Zaha Hadid Architects
3XN architects GXN innovation
Penda
Arup
Format Engineers
Loop.pH
Studio Moritz Waldemeyer
Zoe Laughlin / Institute of Making
Fologram
McNeel Developers

Graphisoft
Walter P Moore
Speckle
Mamou-Mani
Geometry Gym
Ramboll
EZCT Architecture & XtreeE
VisualARQ
Proving Ground
École des Ponts Paristech
Hawkins\Brown


AR/VR with Rhino User Group Meeting (London) report


The first VR/AR for Rhino User Group Meeting took place at Softroom (London, UK) on October 10, 2017.

SimplyRhino UK has been kind enough to write an extensive report. Read it here!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mesh2Surface is Rhino 6 ready


Mesh2Surface is a reverse engineering plugin for Rhino providing simple and efficient tools to convert a 3D scanned mesh into a CAD model. Thanks to the support of the Rhino development team, Mesh2Surface is fully compatible with the new Rhinoceros 6.  All existing customers can download and use the plugin with the same ease of use in the new Rhinoceros 6 environment.

Dynamic Mutations V4.0 by DesignMorphine


DesignMorphine's Dynamic Mutations V4.0 
Advanced Design Workshop
July 15-22, 2018
Union of Architects in Bulgaria
Sofia, Krakra 11 STR

Dynamic Mutations V4.0 is an international workshop of Advanced Design. The workshop will use AutoDesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush, McNeel Grasshopper and will explore a range of modeling techniques in a streamlined process. The general workflow will involve modeling actual mechanical objects, mutating these objects, replicating the objects within site, and unifying the replications into a correlated unique architectural machine.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Rhino and Grasshopper webinar - April 18





Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10 am EST/3 pm CET


This webinar discusses optimization in Rhino and Grasshopper. By using benchmark results from (mostly single-objective) structural, building energy, and daylighting problems, discover which optimization algorithms to use and when. Learn how Opossum uses a cutting-edge, machine-learning related algorithm to get a head start on other algorithms.

We will see how to structurally optimize a small pavilion with Opossum 1.5. Also, catch a sneak preview of Opossom 2.0, which allows visualization and interactive exploration of machine-learned fitness landscapes.

Opossum 1.5 is free to download. Also, you will have exclusive early access to Opossum 2.0. (Rhino and Grasshopper required.)

Cost: $19


Friday, April 13, 2018

Zoo 6 Service Release 5 available


Zoo 6 Service Release 5 is now available as a free download.

If you are using Zoo 6, you will want to install this service release.

Zoo 6 Service Release 5 provides:
  • Enhanced clustering of Rhino 5 and Rhino 6 licenses.
  • Increased license validation reliability.
  • Improved support for older, third party Zoo plugins.
  • Other stability improvements.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

OYSTER Chair: Furniture Design Meets Virtual Reality



New living solutions and innovative research in furniture design will drastically affect design methodologies and will introduce new paradigms: algorithmic modeling, virtual reality, and advanced fabrication techniques. 

The OYSTER chair is the first prototype designed using virtual reality techniques and manufactured through a 3D milling machine, remotely controlled. OYSTER anticipates future scenarios of smart working and features synergy between Arturo Tedeschi's expertise in generative modeling using Rhino and the implementation of Mindesk's Virtual Reality CAD interface.   

OYSTER will be introduced at the Fuorisalone Mobile 2018 - Space&Interiors, from April 17 through 21.


Grasshopper workshops for industrial and automotive designers in Langenargen (Germany)


PRODUCT INNOVATION LOUNGE (Langenargen, Germany) has organized a series of Grasshopper workshops where Industrial and Automotive designers will learn how to create parametric surfaces and patterns, work with lists and data trees, Class-A modeling, polygonal modeling, and much more!

  • Grasshopper Einstiegstraining 11-June-2018 bis 13-June-2018 (21 Stunden) 1.150,- €
  • Grasshopper Fortgeschrittenentraining 14-June-2018 bis 15-June-2018 (16 Stunden) 800,- € 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Rhino and Matrix Jewelry Design Courses in Thailand and Iran



Moshen Mohammadvali from Apranik Academy, located in Bangkok, is hosting a Rhino and Matrix Jewelry Design Course in Iran and Thailand.

Tehran - Iran

Rhino Level 1: April 22-24
Mortazavi Design Academy

In this comprehensive 3-day 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.



Rhino Level 2: May 2-3
Mortazavi Design Academy

The course explores advanced techniques in modeling to help better understand how to apply Rhino’s modeling tools in practical situations.



Bangkok - Thailand

Matrix Level 2: April 16
Apranik Academy

Increase your skillset by learning advanced uses of Matrix and Rhino tools covered in primary class including Gem tools, Bezel Builder and V-Ray Rendering.

V-Ray for Rhino - Now available for Rhino 6



The latest V-Ray for Rhino now supports Rhino 6. Some overall improvements have been included to make rendering workflow faster, smoother, and more productive.


AA Istanbul Visiting School - June-July 2018



June 25-July 6, 2018, Monday-Friday 
AA Istanbul Visiting School is a unique learning and making experience. The program, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, builds on its expertise in generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques from previously bringing together experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practicesArchitectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.
AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering learning-by-experimentation in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and fabrication processes, the associations between various computational platforms establish correlations between form-finding, material computation, and structural performance. The key objective of the program is the design and fabrication of a 1:1 scale prototype realized by robotic fabrication techniques.
The program is a two-phase process:
Stage 1: Participants gain an insight of material processes, computational methods, and various fabrication techniques, culminating with core concepts related to complexity in design practices. During this stage, basic and advanced tutorials on generative design algorithms and analysis tools will be provided. Building on its core methodology, AA Istanbul VS will perform as a team-based workshop promoting collaboration and research. Advanced fabrication techniques will be introduced.
Stage 2: Participants will propose design interventions based on the skills and knowledge gained during the first stage. They produce study models of various scales. Finally, robotic fabrication and assembly of a full-scale working prototype follow.
Prominent features of the workshop and skills developed

  •     An active learning environment where the large tutor-to-student ratio (4:1) allows personalized tutorials and debates.
  •     The toolset of AA Istanbul includes but is not limited to Rhinoceros, Processing, and Grasshopper, as well as analysis software.
  •     Access to digital fabrication tools such as 3-axis CNC router, laser-cutter, and 3D printer.
  •     Design seminars and lecture series support the key objectives of the program, disseminating fundamental design techniques and relevant critical thinking methodologies.
  •     Robotic design and fabrication processes will formulate the physical prototyping phase of the program.

Sponsors
AA Istanbul Visiting School is supported by Fibrobeton as In-Kind Sponsor, and Arkitera, Mimarizm, Rhino Center Istanbul as Communication Sponsors.
Accreditation
With the completion of the program, participants receive the AA Visiting School Certificate.

Eligibility
The workshop is open to current architecture, structural engineering, and design students, Ph.D. candidates, and young professionals. 

Software requirements
Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino 5 (SR7 or later). No prior knowledge of the software tools is required. 
Applications
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £700 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee. Discount options for groups are available. Please contact the AA Visiting School Coordinator for more details. Or, you can find more information on the application and discounts from the link:

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2018. No portfolio or CV. The only requirement is the online application form and fees.

For more information, please visit:

Contact details:
Elif Erdine (AA Istanbul Visiting School Programme Director)
AA Visiting School Coordinator:



Structural optimization of a treelike roof supporting columns


Project development by Edin Šabić, model in Dlubal RFEM, import in Rhinoceros, parametric definition in Grasshopper, and structural analysis using Karamba.

Parameters: Branch point position and branch angles.
Goals: Minimizing deflection and necessary cross section.

Custom art on your bicycle


Artwork for the Thistle bicycle

Julie Pedalino, a professional graphic artist from Lenexa, Kansas has found a way to combine two passions, art and bicycles, With Rhino and RhinoCAM, Julie Pedalino combines her art and hardcore machining prowess to create one of a kind bicycles at her studio, Pedalino Bicycles.

RhinoCAM interviewed Julie, discussing this convergence of art, CAD/CAM and CNC technology and some of her most recent 4 Axis custom bike projects.

Machining part
Although she fits bicycles for all sizes of riders, Julie is especially interested in smaller riders who struggle with production frames designed for the average rider. She first discusses with the client the riding they want to do and the type of rider they are. She takes body measurements. She delves into the personal expression in the design. The client ends up with a bicycle with good performance, comfortable fit, and self-expression, or as Julie describes it, "fit and function with a splash of panache!"

The design can include customized lugs, decals, and other branding. The artistic graphics are where Julie’s professional graphics design experience shines. Julie merges her professional artistic talent, CAD/CAM and CNC technology to produce beautiful bikes.

Finished bicycle
Rhino provided the opportunity for more sculptural and organic modeling. RhinoCAM was then the logical add-on for the CAM programming.

RhinoCAM interviews Julie Pedalino, RhinoCAM & Pedalino Bicycles...





Monday, April 9, 2018

SudoHopper3D Workshop- a playful way to learn Grasshopper, May 4th at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)


1 Day SudoHopper Workshop by Andrés González
May 4, 2018
10.00h - 17.00h
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

Andrés González of McNeel Miami will introduce rapid and solid techniques for teaching or learning Grasshopper for you or your students using SudoHopper3D.

SudoHopper3D is a card game to improve the overall understanding of parametric thinking in Grasshopper. It playfully takes you on a journey through mathematics, algorithms and basic visual coding.

Each participant will receive a full, one-year subscription to learn the material to understand and solve the 32 assignments in the game.

Course Fee: EUR 45,- (+VAT) for professionals. Free for full-time students and university teachers (proof of status required). Educational seats are limited.

Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants

Language: English


Thursday, April 5, 2018

FlexHopper for Grasshopper Training - June 6-8 at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)


FlexHopper for Grasshopper Training by Benjamin Felbrich
June 6-8, 2018
10.00h - 18.00h
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)


McNeel Europe welcomes Benjamin Felbrich, author of FlexHopper and research associate at ICD Stuttgart, to tutor a three-day workshop at our Barcelona offices.

FlexHopper brings particle-based physics simulation in Rhino and Grasshopper to the next level by making use of massively parallel GPU computation. Based on the patented unified particle engine NVIDIA Flex, it offers the simulation rigid/deformable bodies, particles, fluids, phase transitions, massive spring systems, cloth, inflatables and gases and allows for interaction between those material systems.

In this three-day workshop participants acquire an in-depth understanding of FlexHopper. After an introduction to particle-based physics simulation and GPU computation in general, a set of specific architecture-oriented examples covering the full range of FlexHopper’s functionality will be collectively established and explained in detail. This includes the simulation of the material systems as well as custom defined constraints, setting up the simulation environment, tuning the simulation parameters and optimizing the solver for reliable, fast computation.

Day 1
  • Introduction to particle-based physics simulation: What are particles properties, interaction radii, collisions, constraints, etc.?
  • First FlexHopper example: Unconstrained particles in collision with the environment.
  • Fluid systems: Introduction to material groups and engine parameter tuning for fluid simulation.
  • Rigid bodies: Definition of and collision between many rigid bodies.
  • Soft body deformation: Controlling softness and compartmentation in a deformable shell.
  • Pooling exercise: Rigid and soft bodies swimming in fluid particles.

Day 2
  • Behind the scenes: How does the solver work internally? What makes it different from CPU-based computation? How to tune the solver for speed and reliability?
  • Spring systems: Cloths, anchors, and wind.
  • Inflatables: Controlling pressure in pneumatic structures.
  • Custom constraint systems: Individually defining systems of anchors, springs, and triangles.
  • Pooling exercise: Custom defined spring systems, cloth, and inflatables interacting.

Day 3
  • Future perspectives and applications.
  • Personal project development.
  • Option to automate FlexHopper by scripting with the FlexCLI interface and C#, Python or VB.

Course Requirements

Confident familiarity with Grasshopper is recommended. Knowledge of programming languages such as C#, VB or Python is not required, although automating FlexHopper through scripting is a possible option if requested by the participants.

A dedicated AMD or NVIDIA graphics card on your computer is required running one of the following drivers: NVIDIA Geforce Game Ready Driver 372.90 or above AMD Radeon Driver Version 16.9.1 or above.

FlexHopper is free and open source available at:
www.food4rhino.com/app/flexhopper
www.github.com/HeinzBenjamin/FlexCLI

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT). Full-time students, university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount. Please note your seat is only confirmed once payment is cleared. 

Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before. 

Language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe here

V-Ray for Grasshopper explained

Chaos Group now includes V-Ray for Grasshopper in its latest version of V-Ray for Rhino.

Learn how one designer uses V-Ray 3.6 for Rhino to create photorealistic imagery from within Grasshopper. In V-Ray for Grasshopper, Imago Design founder Jan Kokol explains what’s new, and how it changes his workflow.

Why is this important? Before this integration existed, any geometry created in Grasshopper had to be translated to Rhino geometry before it could be rendered inside of Rhino. With V-Ray for Grasshopper, you no longer need to do that. Instead, render Grasshopper geometry directly inside Grasshopper, in full V-Ray quality.

To give V-Ray for Grasshopper a try, download a 30-day free trial of V-Ray for Rhino.

To read what Jan Kokol says, see V-Ray for Grasshopper explained...

Arthur Mamou-Mani's London Studio Tour



Take a tour through Arthur Mamou-Mani's London Studio.

Get to know the way they work with Rhino and Grasshopper as they design Galaxia, this year's Burning Man Main Temple. 

Watch the first video production made by ShapeDiver.



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Rhino for Architecture Workshop using VisualARQ - May 14-16 at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)


Rhino for Architecture Workshop using VisualARQ
May 14-16, 2018
10.00h - 18.00h
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)



McNeel Europe welcomes Francesc Salla, product manager of VisualARQ at AsuniCAD in Barcelona to tutor a 3-day BIM oriented Rhino Workshop for architects, engineers, and designers at our Barcelona offices. VisualARQ adds flexible BIM features to Rhino
The workshop focuses on learning Rhino, VisualARQ, and Grasshopper as a Flexible BIM solution for developing and carrying out an architecture project from the 3D model to the 2D documentation.
The workshop will help you improve your architectural modeling skills and parametric design workflow inside Rhino and Grasshopper.

You will be trained in the following sectors.  

Create BIM models in Rhino:
  • Work with 3D parametric architectural objects.
  • Create new custom parametric objects, also from Grasshopper.
  • Manage the model with Levels and Sections.
  • Customize your workflow with the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components and other Grasshopper add-ons.
Generate the 2D documentation:
  • Add custom data to geometry in the model.
  • Create lists for quantity take-offs.
  • Dimensions, areas, annotations and other 2D drafting tools.
  • Vector output printing, page Layout setup.
Interoperability and BIM data:
  • Import and export 3D models through IFC.
  • Add custom IFC information to geometry, also from Grasshopper.
  • Team collaboration with external references.
Requirements:
Course fee: EUR 795 (+VAT). Full-time students, university teachers (proof of status required) and remote attendees get a 50% discount. Please note your seat is only confirmed once payment has cleared.
Participants qualify for a VisualARQ 2 license discount.

Maximum number of participants: 10 + 5 remote participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.

Language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe here!

Morphogenetic Fluid Dynamics workshop using Rhino, June 15-17 in Berlin




Tutor: Angelos Chronis
Dates: June 
15-17, 2018 in Berlin
Fee: € 320,00 (early bird until April 15), 
 400,00 (regular)
Registration: 
hello@parametric.support 


This three-day workshop introduces performance-driven design methodology through exploring the ideas of shape optimization and iterative simulation feedback.

Together we will look into the morphogenetic potential of fluids, based on the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations and Computational Design processes. Working with a real-world scenario and objective and through analyzing the context and data of the given site, participants will be asked to use introductory level parametric geometry and simulation tools to explore the effects of their design on the airflow and ventilation of the building.



IAAC Global Summer School 2018





The Global Summer School (GSS) is a platform defined by ambitious, multiscalar investigation of the implications of emerging techniques in 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 and to understand how to test design conclusions derived locally 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, creating critical research advanced on the application of new technologies in design.

GSS18 will run from July 2-14. Participants will gain theoretical and applicative knowledge about current urban innovative strategies. They will become familiar with parametric software such as Grasshopper and Rhino, data visualization, and using digital fabrication machines. To register for the Global Summer School, submit an online application form. Applications are open until May 31, 2018.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

NORDIC3DEXPO exhibition / 18-19 April, 2018 / Espoo, Finland


The NORDIC3DEXPO exhibition (Dipoli Conference Center in Espoo (Finland) / 18-19 April), is the first exhibition of its kind in Scandinavia and Northern Europe to focus on 3D printing and 3D technologies.

Visit AN-Cadsolutions (Authorized Rhino Reseller) at Booth A2 and learn more about Rhino 6, RhinoCAM, ZYYX Pro 3D-printer and RangeVision Spectrum & Thor3D 3D-scanners.

Rhino New Developments Day in London (UK) - April 23


McNeel and SimplyRhino UK are pleased to announce the Rhino "New Developments" Day event Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Stratford Circus, Theatre Square in Stratford, London.

The Rhino New Developments Day is geared toward people and organizations interested in extending Rhino's functionality either through Grasshopper or public APIs like RhinoCommon.


The event is free, but space is limited. Please register your intent to attend and we will get back to you with more information.

This event coincides with the Shape to Fabrication conference, organized by SimplyRhino. Conference dates are Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, 2018.