Sunday, July 20, 2008

SmartGeometry Workshop 2008 in Munich

"What was it? »

This centerpiece of the event featured a day long agenda filled with inspiring sessions where tutors shared the work from this year’s Workshop, and they were joined by presentations from industry leaders and SmartGeometry Directors. Focusing on advanced computational and parametric design, these sessions included presentations on design, technology, methodology and through case studies."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

robotic ecologies lab

"lab, seminar and workshop blog with posts by jason k. johnson exploring promiscuous new ecologies brought forth by the rapid release of advanced computation into the physical realm"

The 2008 Digitalis Robot was produced by architecture Prof. Jason Johnson and music Prof. Matthew Burtner with assistance from Joy Wang, Megan Manion and Troy Rogers -- plus the Interactive Media Research Group [IMRG] and ITC at UVa.

Grasshopper - Generative Modeling for Rhino

"For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper™ is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring."

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Advances in Architectural Geometry

" This symposium will bring together researchers from the fields of architecture and geometry to discuss recent advances in research and practice and to identify and address the most challenging problems. We aim at connecting researchers from architectural practices and academia. The event consists of two parts, two days of hands-on workshops followed by two days of oral and poster presentations in conference style, featuring prominent invited speakers."

Architectural Geometry

The book "Architectural geometry" from the authors H. Pottmann, A. Asperl, M.Hofer and A.Killian contains everything related to geometry and the use in architecture:

numerical methods of manufacturing with the kuka robot

in spring this year i ´ve got a deep insight in working with the kuka-robot and the software "hypermill" within the course "numerical methods of manufacturing".

i thought that it could be very interesting to try to mill a part of a triply periodic surface and so i took a code for k3dsurf from Ruggero Gabbrielli (Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics - Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of Bath) and
tried to use that to show the repeating properties from that kind minimal surface.

further it would be very interesting to research the properties from these skeletal graphs and their use for experimental space grids.