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Using Grasshopper and Tekla to construct a pedestrian footbridge in Paris.

Following up with our showcase of the use of computational tools on real projects, this time, we feature a complete breakdown of the workflows and strategies employed in the design, rationalization and construction of the Footbridge at ZAC Claude Bernard by DVVD Architects.

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Creating Conceptual Architectural Diagrams

Expanding more on the topic of Visualization, we are excited to announce our upcoming course on how to create conceptual architectural diagrams. These diagrams will explain a fictional design process in six clear and visually attractive steps.

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V-ray for Rhino 101 – Fundamentals of Rendering

Learn the fundamentals of rendering in this V-ray for Rhino 101 Course and create your first kick-ass photo-realistic render! This course is the first in two covering the path of rendering and post-production of an architectural rendering.

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Waffle Structures with Grasshopper and Rhinoscript

On our next course, you are going to learn how to create a non-standard stereotomy (or what people normally call “waffle structures”) using Grasshopper and Rhinoscript.

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Create an Organic Roof Structure using Parametric Design

In this course, we’re going to model the roof structure of the Centre Pompidou in Metz from Shigeru Ban architects. We choose this project as a reference because this project manages to combine very simple geometric shapes with a complex organic roof in an elegant way. The course has a nice mix of explicit modeling and parametric modeling to get the desired result of the roof structure.

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Designing an installation using computational design tools

In the whole design process of this installation, we relied heavily on the use of computational design tools. This approach allowed us to be able to deliver high-quality information within the limited time window in a fast, accurate and efficient manner. In this blog post we’ll explain how and why these tools were used and in what stages of the design process.

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Creating Models for Development Analysis with Grasshopper

Architectural design should always start with a proper assessment of the site´s development potential.Parametric modeling can assist early on these tasks to by developing systems that allow a designer to sketch models based on site restrictions quickly.

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Learn how to design an organic facade using T-splines

In this upcoming course we’re going to show you how to use a variety of advance 3D modeling tools, like T-splines, Rhino 3D and Grasshopper to design an organic shaped building envelope to a schematic design level.

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