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venerdì 19 ottobre 2012

Mosquito - Grasshopper plugin

'Mosquito is a plugin suite developed for Rhino and Grasshopper. The plugin allows us to tap into social , financial and popular media. Extracting location, profiles, images and messages from Facebook,Twitter, Topsy etc….
As architects part of our responsibility is the consideration of the public realm. Today however , people tend to hang in the digital equivalent, namely, social media space. While this space becomes ever more permanent, the physical realm is fleeting, an evanescent space.
We are utilizing the tools in this component suite to bridge the gap between geometrics and information. Driving geometry with data and vice-versa. The ability to extract user Geo-coordinates, language, thoughts, profile and image enables architects to paint a picture. It is this  4-dimensional picture, which we refer to as “spatial condition”, that allows us to explore what happened yesterday, now and hypothesize about tomorrow. True 4-dimensional modeling.'

Mosquito plugin is developed by Carson Smuts

Link to Mosquito webpage

venerdì 5 ottobre 2012


'ROK is a multidisciplinary planning firm working in the fields of architecture and engineering. It was established in 2010 by Matthias Rippman, Silvan Oesterle and Michael Knauß.
ROK supports the building sector in realizing complex, non-standard designs at all scales. We provide consultancy services to engineers, manufacturers and architects in the fields of geometry optimization, digital fabrication and process automation. Our expert knowledge of advanced computational techniques in the field of architecture facilitates the realization of your ideas in short time and with great precision while ensuring economic feasibility.'

Link to 'ROK' website
Link to 'ROK Academic' research webpage
Link to 'MSc2 Studio - 1:1 prototype'

lunedì 1 ottobre 2012


'RhinoPaint3D is a free Rhino plugin allowing intuitive painting, as is performed with pixel images, but on multi-resolution mesh geometries. Painting can be done based on vertices or faces within a single mesh. Colorwheel, Eyedropper and Eraser functions are included in the plug-in.'

Link to 'RhinoPaint3D' post on UTO website
Link to 'RhinoPaint3D' on food4rhino website