Back in the US after two years in Europe, SmartGeometry will gather innovators in architecture, design, and structural engineering to explore the theme “Material Intensities.” The lineup of keynote presenters at this year’s SmartGeometry conference will bring a variety of viewpoints to the theme of “Material Intensities,” exploring how to use digital design technology to … [Read more...] about SmartGeometry 2012 keynotes to explore digital interplay of space and material
UC Berkeley researchers push the boundaries of form, workflow, and materials. Luxology Modo becomes the primary design software, outputting cement to Z Corp. 3D printers. A research team at UC Berkeley’s School of Architecture is working to redefine design workflow using Luxology Modo and 3D printing, opening up creative possibilities in manufacturing and design. Their first … [Read more...] about Is Seat Slug the poster child for an architectural workflow revolution?
New GEM 5 extends the ability to generate complex 3D models without scripting or complicated diagrams. The output can be read by most CAD and 3D modeling products. ParaCloud has released an update to its GEM software for 3D pattern modeling. The new release includes a completely new components population system, allowing for better control over the scaling, positioning and … [Read more...] about ParaCloud takes generative architecture beyond gearheads
Copenhagen was the site of this year's SmartGeometry Conference, a heady blend of theory and practice that lets participants unplug from their day to day grind and explore new ideas with their peers. The SmartGeometry Organization operates right on the cutting edge of thinking for people working in architecture and related fields. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Robert Aish (who was … [Read more...] about The SmartGeometry Conference explores new approaches to design
A team of Harvard architectural design researchers wrote Diva so they could do daylight analysis inside Rhino. A team of researchers at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design have released Diva, a plug-in for the popular 3D modeling software Rhino that allows for daylighting analysis without exporting a model out of Rhino. When installed, Diva appears as … [Read more...] about Diva Adds Architectural Daylight Analysis to Rhino