Framing Optimization in Contemporary Architecture Keywords: optimization, architecture, computational techniques I am in debt to the generous friends (Patrick, Matas, Gustavo) who shared their thought on the initial rather thoughtless rant which was the base for the following piece, as well as to Henriette Bier who guided and steered its manufacture. Thanks! Optimization, and the [...]
I have been (re)invited to teach at the upcoming Parametric Design Workshop that’s going to take place at the HTWK Leipzig. The line-up includes: Ioulietta Zindrou, Maite Bravo, Verena Volger, Luis Fraguada (of Barcelona/IAAC fame); Yours truly Dimitrie (of Bucharest fame); Henning Rambow, Patrik Bedarf (Leipzig crew); I haven’t been that productive lately due to [...]
I’m on the speaker list at the Rule Based Design Symposium at the TU Berlin. Thank you Christophe for the invite! (27.05.09) The Symposium takes place at 18:00 in the Geodätenstand 6 O.G. TU Berlin Hauptgebäude, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin. The Rule Based Design Symposium highlights contemporary academic and practice based research [...]
Deprecated. Here’s the new version. More as a scripting experiment, when i was mucking about trying to make the delaunay triangulation work in grasshopper i somehow found the wonderfully complex qhull library which i promptly set to push and pull to get it to work with grasshopper. As advised on their website, the best way [...]
(right click save target as) Delaunay Triangulation in Rhino‘s Grasshopper plugin. It’s pretty straightforward. Just don’t input in the magic node duplicating points or everything will start blowing up. First one to make it output the voronoi diagram wins a candybar.
I get to speak on the 2nd of April there about parametric modelling and show off some projects. Suggestions are more than welcome.
This is just a prototype for our current school assignement involving collective housing (~80+ apartments + commercial and community spaces). We are using the excellent space-partitioning properties of the Voronoi algorithm to create a lattice of interior and exterior courtyards that progressively make a transition from public space to semi-public, semi-private, and, in the end [...]
Some nice images: Here’s the link to download the grasshopper .wrm file.