Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Think Tank - Design Fugitives

Moving into our first ThinkTank. Yet to install the laser-cut, acrylic windows. It'll look slick. Who wants one?

Benefits and Features
+ Mobile
+ Secure
+ Dry
+ Acoustically separate- Quiet
+ Customizable - unique facade pattern
+ Gangable
+ Efficient use of materials
+ Built-in shelves and desk
+ 2 sizes. 4'x8' or 8' x 12'

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Meditation Screen - Grasshopper attractor

This grasshopper definition uses a length and width input along with an attractor point to create a varied and complex attraction script. Many variables may be controlled via sliders including: the tube shape (fillet size based on proximity to attractor), impact of attractor on tube length, the end condition of the tubes (flat stepped or rotated), the number of tubes in u v direction, as well as many other preview options and final components to bake to rhino.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Roller Coaster Text

This grasshopper definition uses a spline to create a roller coaster. Parameters include the number of cross braces holding the rails and the width, depth and size of the rails. The definition automatically creates vertical supports and performs an intersection test so vertical members do not interfere with the track when it cross over itself.

Waffle Wall

this folded wall can be created from any spline in plan... its elevation (heights of the layers) are drawn and input into the grasshopper definition. Several variables can be controlled including, with of either half, the randomness of the folds, how many folds and some corrections for length differences when walls are curving.

Monday, April 12, 2010

how to do a thesis.

by Sergio López-Piñeiro posted at Archinect

Sunday, January 31, 2010

some links
video for water competion- Lateral Architects
ideas for GOOD magazine
Decade of Design

other updates:
The official name for Marcus Prize 3 is:

Forecasting Milwaukee for the Urban Age

Alejandro Aravena, the Marcus Prize winner, will be giving a public lecture on Friday, March 5th at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning