Thursday, October 15, 2009


"HypoSurface is the World's first display system where the screen surface physically moves! Information and form are linked to give a radical new media technology: an info-form device.

The surface behaves like a precisely controlled liquid: waves, patterns, logos, even text emerge and fade continually within its dynamic surface. The human eye is drawn to physical movement, and this gives HypoSurface a basic advantage over other display systems.

As a digital device, any input (sound, movement, an Internet feed...) can be linked to any output (logos, patterns, text...) This offers full interactivity with an audience, and a simple User Interface allows HypoSurface to be 'tuned' to any event, its wide range of effects choreographed easily (by you…)"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

free.form.fever - notes on the exploration of hot CAD-based design tools

A very interesting blog about architectural design with parametric software like grasshopper from Heinz Schmiedhofer (TU-Vienna).

Monday, October 5, 2009

eVolo - scryscraper competition

"eVolo is an architecture and design journal published twice-yearly focused on technology advances, sustainability, and innovative design for the 21st century. Our objective is to promote and discuss the most innovative ideas generated around the world. It is a medium to explore the reality and future of architecture and design with up-to-date news, events, and projects."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

solidThinking - MORPHOGENESIS

"Drawing on the principles of biomimicry, the morphogenesis feature in the premiere release of solidThinking 8.0 Inspired mimics processes and physical laws in nature to help designers and architects generate forms and structures in response to environmental conditions, using the results as inspiration to further stimulate their designs."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

[ ] MODE launches website

Mode is a design office that leverages computational expertise through design research, teaching, and consulting.

Mode utilizes diverse methodologies including code, associative and relational strategies, as well as digital fabrication in the production of material organizations and the formation of space.

While we are interested in intense iterative design processes, we believe the evolution and contextualization of these procedures in a broader social and cultural domain is both our primary objective and the means for embedding interest and significance into design.

Mode is Ronnie Parsons and Gil Akos.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

space symmetry structure - journeys in the Apeiron

Very interesting blog from Daniel Piker regarding to studies of Voronoi, Origami and Tesselations done with Rhino and Grasshopper.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

EVOLUTE - Architecture - Facades - Constructors - Production Technologies - Geometry Processing

Services: Architecture - Facades - Constructors - Production Technologies - Geometry Processing


Architecture has been our main motivation to found Evolute and it has been our key competence ever since. Over the last years, we have developed a broad range of methods to assist architects in any step of the design and production process.

In early involvements, our state-of-the-art shape finding techniques accomplish two goals. They provide the designs you intend while cutting down planning and construction costs at the same time.

Rationalization of a given design computes a 3D model which minimally deviates from the original design. The optimized shape can be manufactured with the technology of your choice at greatly reduced cost.

Panelization with our software optimizes the segmentation of a freeform design into panels considering various constraints on aesthetics, materials, structural requirements, manufacturing technologies and cost."

Rhino 5.0 Work-in-Progress Release 2009-04-23

It finally is here - Rhino 5.0 Work-in-Progress.

T-Splines 2.0 Beta 4 for Rhino

Organic surfacing for design

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T-Splines for Rhino helps designers easily create and edit fluid, organic shapes for design and manufacturing. This plugin, tightly integrated with Rhino 4, adds a suite of new surfacing tools to help designers speed up their design time, accomplish tasks that would be tedious or difficult in Rhino, and translate between subdivision surface modeling programs and Rhino.

PanelingTools Plug-in for Rhino4 (WIP)

Rhino Plug-in for Paneling NURBS Surfaces and Polysurfaces.

There are a few very interesting examples in the User-Gallery:

Project Name: Scherk Panel Designer: Alessio Erioli

Some basic stuff on the Rhino-Tech-Tips-Blog

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Updates to RhinoScript for Rhino 4.0 SR5

RhinoScript is a scripting language based on Microsoft's VBScript language. With RhinoScript, you can quickly add functionality to Rhino, or automate repetitive tasks.

The Labs version of RhinoScript contains additions and modifications to the version of RhinoScript included with Rhino 4.0 SR5.

Friday, March 27, 2009

mode lab I academic research

academic research and teaching I Product Architecture Lab

This repository serves as an index of the research and teaching currently underway at The Stevens Institute of Technology’s Product Architecture Lab.

While we are interested in iterative design processes, we believe the evolution and contextualization of these procedures within the broader ecology of the built world is both our primary objective and the means of embedding interest and significance into design.

Mode is Ronnie Parsons and Gil Akos.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Geometry in Architecture - Design Studio Fall 2008

From classical Greece to the medieval Gothic and Orient, Kepler to the Crystallographers to Coxeter, the language and knowledge of geometry has grown and developed giving a view into a fabulous world of pure order.

The expression of these ideal forms in the world as structure and ornament and ideally a synergy of the two has and continues to be an activity of architecture when it strives to transcend utilitarian purposes. Explorations included research, hand drawing, model making and computer drafting and modeling.

Tools developed and utilized to serve the expression and fabrication of geometric compositions included rhinoscripts, grasshopper definitions and CNC 3-axis mills and laser cutters.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rinus Roelofs

Rinus Roelofs was born in 1954. After studying Applied Mathemathics at the Technical University of Enschede, he took a degree from the Enschede Art Academy with a specialization in sculpture. His commissions come largely from municipalities, institutions and companies in the Netherlands, but his work has been exhibited further afield, including in Rome as part of the Escher Centennial celebrations in 1998.

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Pratt | Digitial Futures Group

The Digital Futures Group is a collective of computational design experts teaching at Pratt Institute.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Radiolaria Project

The Radiolaria Project is a research and design project at the University of Kassel initiated by Christian Troche and Gregor Zimmermann. It aims to rethink architectural design and manufacturing techniques by exploring the filigree and beautiful skeletons of radiolarians, tiny marine organisms, with their striking hexagonal patterns. This concept is transfered to architectural scale and materialized it in a large scale interior installation by the intensive use of parametric modelling, scripting and CNC-fabrication techniques.