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We strive to be a platform agnostic firm, making sure we take advantage of whatever tool seems to fit the job best. Even so, our two most common tools are […]
We created a user object to assist in animating complex transformations in Grasshopper.
We enjoy sharing the research and ideas we’re exploring on this blog, but we’ve been trying to find other opportunities to share the things we’re interested in, especially with people who are not necessarily computational designers. Early in the summer, we approached the committee in charge of the Seattle Design Festival and asked if we could contribute something to the September event, though at the time we weren’t quite sure what that something was. After a few months of brainstorming, painting, cutting, and hammering we were able to successfully install our Octahedron Pavilion in Pioneer Square for the weekend. It was a great event and the weather cooperated for the most part.
We’ve developed a graphic programming tool for Revit, and decided it was time to update our Grasshopper Graphic Programming tool to work with similar spreadsheet formatting. The biggest change that we made is to be more forgiving in how the spreadsheet is formatted. The new version requires only a column named Room Name to be present in the spreadsheet and will then start producing masses once data is entered in that column.
Erick Katzenstein will be giving a presentation at DIVA Day in New York on July 15. The talk, titled Iteration and Legibility with Diva, will focus on the application of daylighting simulation in our process.
In continuation of the progress we’ve made in space planning with Grasshopper, we’ve seen a need for something similar for Revit. When we first adopted Revit as our production platform […]
We’re currently assisting David T. Bradley at Vassar College with his research into acoustic scattering and will be sharing some of the process and results of that research here on our blog. This collaboration came about after David saw some of the visualizations (1,2) we were producing in an effort for us to better understand how diffusive geometry might perform by simulating the behavior of sound with ray-tracing.
As we continue our research on interactive physical systems, we’re developing tools to speed up the process for fabrication. And as our designs increase in complexity, they’ll require an increasing […]
We’re continuing progress with Dassault Systèmes on implementing Catia into architectural process. Our first course of study aims at the Grasshopper/Catia workflow, and since our previous post, we’ve delved into Knowledgeware, the scripting platform for Catia.
This post highlights our evolving efforts to use Processing for viewing images and performance metrics of a large number of iterations generated in Grasshopper.