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martedì 18 settembre 2012

Free DIGITAL PROJECT trainings - October - Paris

Gehry Technologies offers 5 free seats to attend the Digital Project Designer trainings in October. The training will take place in Paris.

For info and details check the image

lunedì 10 settembre 2012

GOAT 1.3 - Grasshopper optimization solver

'GOAT is an optimization solver component for Rhino's Grasshopper. Optimization affects shape, weight, cost and is a driving force of a modern design process. goat provides tools to solve design problems as optimization problems.

Optimization was introduced to the Grasshopper community with David Rutten's galapagos. Galapagos is an evolutionary optimization approach, and as such is based on a randomized core.

goat perfectly complements galapagos by pursuing a mathematical more rigorous approach. It relies on gradient-free optimization algorithms, delivering fast and deterministic results. At every run, goat will yield the same optimal result.

goat is a drop-in replacement for galapagos. It is based on David Rutten's galapagos GUI and interfaces NLopt, a collection of mathematical optimization libraries. goat was developed in joint work with Heinz Schmiedhofer and Martin Reis from feasible.'

Link to 'GOAT' website
Link to 'GOAT' grasshopper group

PhD opportunity - Perth AU - Curtin University

'Expressions of Interest are invited for one PhD scholars in Computational Design to be supported by the Curtin Strategic International Research Scholarships (CSIRS) and jointly based at the Built Environment Research Laboratory under the Australian Sustainable Development Institute (ASDI).

Candidates with a background in architecture, engineering, computer science or a combination thereof are sought in the overlapping areas of conceptual design, building performance and computational simulation. An expertise or interest in architectural geometry and programming methods for design exploration with procedural, generative, parametric methods will be highly regarded. Candidates will work on simulation and generation of built environment models based on data sets and methods at the scales of components, buildings and urban precincts. Both candidates will work on novel multi-scale representations combining geometry models, environmental models and performance models; new methods for model building, model variation and contribute to model construction, simulation, validation and interoperation.

The CSIRS are a prestigious merit-based scholarship aimed at attracting high calibre international applicants in computational design. These scholarships are to support scholars of high promise in their doctoral studies upto a duration of 3.5 years. The Scholarships will provide students with a tax-free living allowance of $25,000 AUD per annum, 100% tuition fee support through the CIPRS ($25,800 AUD per annum) scheme, and a thesis allowance. Additional annual top-up support from the Enrolling Areas are available for variable expenses such as field trips, and conference attendance based on progress and merit on an annual basis.'

For any info contact Shih-Yuan Wang at: yuan322002[AT]gmail.com

giovedì 6 settembre 2012


A new but promising blog about Blender & Python scripting tools.

Link to 'BlendScript' blog

mercoledì 5 settembre 2012

RAMBOLL - Computational Design

"In recent years the tools used by engineers and architects to design buildings have changed. Influenced by developments in advanced 3D modelling, material science and automated fabrication designers are now harnessing the power of the computer to explore the world beyond the boundaries imposed by traditional design approaches."

Link to 'RAMBOLL' website

architecture research lab

Link to 'architecture research lab' website


Some very interesting resources posted into this Digital Sessions Fall 2012 - RPI blog.
#Python/Mel/Rhino.VB #Processing #Rhino/Grasshopper #Maya/3dsMax

Link to 'Digital Sessions' blog

martedì 4 settembre 2012

SCI-Arc's ESTm

SCI-Arc's ESTm [Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media] post-graduate program is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree platform focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems. 

Link to 'SCI-Arc's ESTm' blog


"Assemblage Workshop is the collected works of Dino Rossi. The term “assemblage” was very intentionally chosen for its generality. This generality relates to both the wide range of materials worked with (all materials are open for use), and a world view in which everything can be perceived on some level as an assemblage of materials and relationships."

Link to 'AssemblageWorkshop' website


"The Grasshopper plug-in for Rhino has an amazing capability to link many disperse territories of design practice. This weblog is a collection of tutorials and annotated grasshopper definitions that explain the particular tools that are useful for linking grasshopper to data. These connections are often easy to accomplish.  It is only necessary to gain an awareness of a few simple tricks and tools.

Here you will find grasshopper definitions and tutorials for three data territories: importing tabular data from internet sources, connecting to live internet data feeds, and bringing data from simulations into grasshopper."

Link to ' data animal' blog