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mercoledì 30 novembre 2011


"PARA(noid)module is a digital display platform devoted to parametric design, scripting and digital modeling. Computation tools like grasshopper, scripting, processing, digital project and maya are used to calculate and simulate the geometry fabrication and biology relations. Beyond scenarios, a deeper understanding of the logic from nature reference, context, trajectory, morphology and robotic construction to final appearance is established."

Link to "PARA(noid)module" blog


Link to "Endemic" website

martedì 29 novembre 2011

Nikolas Weinstein Studios

"Nikolas Weinstein established his sculpture studio in San Francisco in 1991. His site-specific installations lie at the intersection of art, architecture and the natural world, leveraging new technologies to build works in glass. The sculptures respond sympathetically to the definition of architectural space, and range in scale from small and intimate to very large works."

Link to "Nikolas Weinstein Studios" website
Link to "Nikolas Weinstein Studios" blog

CRESCIT architectural research & design

Link to "CRESCIT" website

Block Research Group

"The BLOCK Research Group has five core areas of research: analysis of vaulted masonry structures, computational form finding and structural optimization, fabrication and construction innovation, appropriate construction technologies, and innovation in teaching and learning. This research project introduces 3D-printed structural models for exploring equilibrium (i.e. bending-free) structures. It will further the fields of safety assessment of historic vaulted structures in unreinforced masonry, and design of novel, but efficient shells out of discrete elements. The project is developing a state-of-the-art testing laboratory at ETHZ for structural testing of complex assemblies of discrete elements using rapid prototyping and digital fabrication technologies."

Link to "Block Research Group" website

lunedì 28 novembre 2011

NEWS 068

Computational Matter - Paintermetric
urban future organization - mesh closed lines – vb script
Robots in Architecture - Robotic Punching - Revisited
Architecture in Combination - SPM Vector Components: New Release!
Improved - Constructal Theory and Infrastructure
Improved - Swarm Behaviours Workshop Material
urban future organization - quad mesh subdivisions – vb script
The Leda Atomicus - Implicit
Michal Piasecki - WWAA: Polish Pavilion for ITU 2011
The Proving Ground - iGeo: Open Source 3D Software Library for Java
Digital[Sub]stance - Rectangular Panels VB Grasshopper User Object
Digital[Sub]stance - Ora Ito LookAlike – Image HeightField + Attractors + Tesselation GH
MadeInCalifornia - too much posts
Geometry Gym - Grasshopper Mesh to Finite Elements
Geometry Gym - SAP2000 Point Local Axis
ModeLab - APPLIED | Research Through Fabrication
LMNts -Energy Monitoring 101: Open Standards
LEGil Design - Recursive Triangular Image Tessellation
LEGil Design - TIMEless
ianCode - Dynamo and Kinect
n-fold geometry - Bab al-Mansur
Cerver.org - The Locust are here!
tobesch - Subdivision in GH
Digital[Sub]stance - Twirl Attractor! New GH User object
CodeQuotidien - Medial Axis
Eat a bug - Watch Prof. Block’s Lecture Online
{arc:ode} - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...
The Proving Ground - Processing: Custom Paneling Interface
algorithmic design - many new posts
Architecture In Combination - SPM VC: Small But Important Update
Digital[Sub]stance - Multiple Point Attractors GH User Object!
The Proving Ground - Secret Agent Men
nCodon - Cell-f assembly
Geometry Gym - Tributary Areas and Variable Loading
Michal Piasecki - 137kilo: Exhibition of Andrzej Heidrich’s work
Nervous System - Becoming Lichenized

venerdì 18 novembre 2011

LaN + SOLIDO hands-on workshop

LaN + SOLIDO hands-on workshop // Rhino-to-Rhinocam / 3 & 5 axis CNC Milling / 3d Scanning
4 evening sessions & 2 weekend day sessions with on-site equipment

This workshop is intended to suit a range of levels– those with no Rhinoceros modeling or CNC machining experience will gain experience working with between modeled geometeries and designing tool-paths for production. Those with previous experience will have hands-on access to taking their understanding further. Sessions are co-instructed by Solido Founder Filippo Moroni & LaN Co-director Monika Wittig.

Workshop will focus on the potential to design in parallel with CNC fabrication technologies. RhinoCam will allow participants to simulate CNC milling effects in the friendly Rhinoceros environment. Instruction will encourage how to add design value without extending economies of time and material. Participants will be introduced to an array of real world examples where a clear understanding of production parameters has driven design potential.

Weekend session will be production-intensive utilizing Solido’s on-site Belotti 5 axis mill. Understand the difference and implications between 3 & 5 axis milling.

All instructed software is available for free trial downloads – instructions will be sent to registered participants

Use & brief instruction in the workshop will focus on modeling for fabrication – precision, control of free-form surfaces, file organization for machining & iterative design explorations of tool-paths greatly affecting the fabricated form.

RhinoCAM is a Rhinoceros plug-in that runs completely inside of Rhino 4.0/5.0. Combining the free-form modeling power of Rhino and the legendary machining capabilities of VisualMILL, this plug-in offers an easy to use yet powerful general purpose machining program for the general machinist. RhinoCAM includes 2-1/2, 3, 4 & 5 axis milling and hole making operations. It comes with hundreds of free post-processors as well as a post-processor generator to create user definable post-processors)

Belotti 5-axis Milling – TRIM Series – automatic tool changer (on-site)
Artec 3d Color scanner

For info:

martedì 15 novembre 2011

DigitAG& Twylah - news aggregator

During the last 2 years I have posted a lot onto DigitAG& blog, but more and more onto my Facebook and Twitter accounts. More than 6000 links about generative architecture, computational design, scritping, tools but also science, biology, network, digital fabrication, technology, robots, datavisualization and education.

Now I have collected all my news into a unique webpage.
If you are interested check it out.

DigitAG& twylah page


This is the blog of Alessandro Zomparelli a student of Building Engineering/Architecture at Università degli Studi di Bologna (Italy). He is also a Co-de-iT collaborator, Blender3d user, very capable coder and digi-friend. He is developing a tool to connect Blender3d to processing and others software as Grasshopper.

Link to "sketches[of]code" blog
Link to "Blender Real-time Exporter" post

lunedì 14 novembre 2011

Responsive Skins

This blog documents an investigation of responsive building facades conducted by the Yazdani Studio as part of the Cannon Design research initiative. The primary focus is to explore systems which allow individual surface components to vary in their responses to particular local stimuli. We refer to these systems as Paratonic Surfaces, derived from the biological term used to describe adaptive movement in plants.

Link to "Rasponsive Skins" blog

lunedì 7 novembre 2011


"Established in 2003, United Visual Artists are an art and design practice based in London. UVA produce work at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, live performance, moving image and digital installation.

UVA's team members come from many disciplines including fine art, architecture, communication design, moving image, computer science and engineering.
The cross-pollination of diverse skills inspires new fields of exploration, which is core to
their ethos.

Pushing the boundaries of research, software and engineering with every project, UVA's work aims above all to be meaningful and engaging."

Link to "UVA" website
Link to "Linnaeus" post

sabato 5 novembre 2011


"OTA+ is an architecture, design and research office specializing in the application of advanced digital technologies for the visualization and fabrication of projects of all types and scale. OTA+ treats every project as an opportunity to use current design software and CNC (computer numerical controlled) machine tools to both generate and construct conceptually rigorous and formally unique design proposals. We are constantly in search of new tools and techniques to inform our design process and actively look for cross-disciplinary collaborators to push all design related fields forward. OTA+ is based in San Francisco, CA and is led by partners Kory Bieg and Alexa Getting."

Link to "OTA+" website


"The Bureau of Research, Engineering, Art & Design Ltd a.k.a BREAD are a collective of multi-disclipinary individuals with a wide array of skills and talents. We engage with people from small scale artists to major business to develop products and engagements for the physical world"

Link to "BREAD" website
Link to "BREAD" blog
Link to "Designing Hybrid Variable Materials" post

martedì 1 novembre 2011


"Established in 2006 by Santiago R. Perez, srpLAB is focused on rethinking Design + Making in the 21st century, with an interdisciplinary approach towards Architecture and Design.

srpLAB is an interdisciplinary design collaborative promoting research and discovery through MAKING. The confluence of emerging fabrication technologies, generative modeling and interactive architecture, forms the core of our research. The development of new modes of practice linking these forms of experimentation with Environmentally Innovative Strategies for Design & Fabrication, informs our teaching, research and practice.

Santiago R. Pérez, is the 21st Century Chair Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Arkansas School of Architecture. Professor Pérez teaches advanced studios and seminars focusing on emerging modes of practice, exploring fabrication technologies, generative modeling and interactive architecture."

Link to "srpLAB" website