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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuing with our objective of teaching with a strong focus on how to use advanced computational design tools in practice we bring you our new course of Modularization & Rationalization with Grasshopper given by Jamie Sol.
Mohamed Naeim shares with us how he used computational design tools during the construction of the Abdul-Aziz Center for World Culture (ITHRA) by Snøhetta architects.
Azhar Khan shares with us the Roof Perforation Optimization using Grasshopper and DIVA he did for the winning entry for the TGV Station in Montpellier, France by Marc Mimram Architects.