lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2009

Patterns and conventions using Rhinoscripting language

Abstract. Two exhibits made evident that complex shapes generated through scripts are the attention focus of both educators and professionals. These projects did not start with traditional representation conventions (front view, plan and cross section) but with biological, geometrical or mathematical references, where patterns are recurrent. Using scripts it is possible to write and represent possibilities; blogs allow the publication of the results. In this context, a blog was created (2008) to publish methods and subjects extracted from workshops and manuals featuring rhinoscripting. During a year more than 57000 users accessed; the results of this documentation are hereby presented. Full paper (only in spanish)

Source: SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009 (cumincad). Including 2 pages from my presentation (pp.54 and pp.56)

lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009

Marco Vanucci :: Differential Fields

November 9, 2009 from 9am to 11am
Location: Facoltà di Ingegneria (map) Universita di Bologna
Street: v.le Risorgimento 2. City/Town: Bologna
Source: Ar-ca3 at Bologna University, studio run by Alessio Erioli
More information here
Prof. Alessio Erioli present Theory to Practice Lectures (PDF)

Marco Vanucci is a London-based architect and researcher.
In 2007 he founded OPENSYSTEMS, an architectural research and design studio that explores the emergent interdisciplinary interaction between architecture, engineering, biology and computation.
His understanding of architecture as a problem of engineering material organization focuses his research on the development of an integral and coherent design approach at the intersection of architecture, engineering and computation in the endeavor to develop generative and performative systems.
After his graduation from the Architectural Association in 2004, he was employed by Zaha Hadid where he worked, among other projects, on the new London Aquatic Centre for the Olympics 2012. Marco is currently working at AKT where he found the opportunity to develop his interest for non–linear system organization and all that there is in between architecture and engineering.
Marco has had his work featured in several exhibitions across Europe and North America; he has also participated to numerous conferences and symposia among which Acadia 2008 in Minneapolis. He has been invited as guest critic at the Architectural Association and at Columbia University and delivered several design workshops in Europe.
He currently continues to pursue his personal research, which can be accessed through the blog openSystems.

domingo, 1 de noviembre de 2009

Design Scripting Workshop at Harvard GSD

November 2 and 3, 19:45 hrs. to 22:15 hr.
Gund Hall 111 Harvard Graduate School of Design.

The Workshop will cover basic programming techniques for the manipulation of 3-D geometry. At the end of the workshop participants will have the tools to confidently use RhinoScript for developing their own plug-ins and exploring design ideas through computation.

Conduced by
Taro Narahara. Doctoral Candidate GSD and guests.
Kenfield Griffith, Ph.D. Candidate, Computation Group, MIT
Daniel Cardoso, Ph.D. Candidate, Computation Group, MIT