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Digital Fabrication workshop in Paris

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:28

Initiation to Digital FabricationWoMa Paris, FranceJuly 7-9, 2014
This workshop is open to all designers, architects, builders, curious ...
It will focus on the use of Computer Numerically Controlled Milling Machine. The objective is to provide a general understanding of digital fabrication and allow participants to be independent on the Computer Numerically Controlled manufacturing of objects.
- Presentation of possibilities and applications of the Digital Fabrication- Introduction to 2D and 3D CAD (tutorial, hands-on)- Introduction to parametric modeling- Work from a model of a pre-formatted stool
- Introduction to the laser cutter, file loading + Job- Cutting a parameterized / personalized stool- Assembly of the prototype
- Development of a Personal Project- Milling and assembly of the Projects
- Minh Man Nguyen: Civil engineer ETP, architect DPLG and holds a master's degree in architecture from Georgia Tech. He teaches at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture and ENS Paris Malaquais within the department Digital Knowledge. He works as a consultant on issues of complex geometry. He co-founded in 2011 the WAO architecture agency, with whom he develops a reflection based on "making." In 2014, he co-founded WoMa, fabrique de quartier,  a space that promotes collaboration both Working and Making.
COLLABORATORS- Clément Duroselle: Architectect DPLG, he worked for the structure engeneering RFR, focusing on complexed façades. He teached at Ecole d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires de Marne-la-Vallée. He co-founded in 2011 the WAO architecture agency, with whom he develops a reflection based on "making." In 2014, he co-founded WoMa, fabrique de quartier,  a space that promotes collaboration both Working and Making.
- Arnaud Delente: Master student in Architecture at the École Spéciale d'Architecture, he has developed throughout his studies an experimental approach around digital tools. He is assistant of Digital Fabrication class at the Special School of Architecture since 2 years.
Details and registration... 
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Chrysalis amphitheater at Merriweather Park

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:29
World Architecture News announced that Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY is a winner in the 2014 WAN Awards, for his outdoor amphitheater, Chrysalis, at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland. The international jury gave the award in the 21 for 21 category, 'leading lights' in architecture. View the project in a Chrysalis flythrough. Also, Frank Hecker's blog has posted an interesting analysis of the project.

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YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014

Wed, 2014-06-18 23:38

YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014
June 2 - August 1, 2014

YouFab is a global award that evaluates, from a creative perspective, new endeavors in digital fabrication and widely promotes the initiatives of creators all around the world! Mixed with a pinch of ingenuity and a dash of creativity, technology stands to transform the future of fabrication. More...

Entries may include all types of creative works made using digital fabrication tools such as the 3D printer, the laser cutter or the CNC milling machine, or you may create your own digital fabrication tool.

Entry Period: June 2 - August 1, 2014

Categories include: Products, Art, Machines, Beyond

Details and entry information...
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Intermediate Grasshopper class begins next week

Mon, 2014-06-16 18:47

 Intermediate Grasshopper - Online TrainingJune 23-26, 2014
9:00am-1:00pm Pacific time
US$215.00 per person

Join instructor Andres Gonzalez as he explores the intermediate concepts of generative modeling in Rhino 5 using the Grasshopper add-on. He will apply these concepts to Grasshopper intermediate design and development numerous in numerous real-life examples with you.
Sign up today! This course is for design professionals who are looking to efficiently learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led online environment. This course requires "Intro to Grasshopper" training or equivalent. Seats are still available, register here.
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Rhino & V-Ray webinar, June 18

Fri, 2014-06-13 17:42
From Model to Rendering with Rhino & V-Ray
Wednesday, June 18th - Starts at 11:00AM (PDT)

In this intermediate-level webinar Maia Merav Holtzman will demonstrate how to model a full face motorcycle helmet with Rhino 5, using solid and surface modeling techniques. The webinar will also show participants how to obtain highly professional rendering results using V-Ray 2.0 to detail industrial objects with a multi-colored finish.

The webinar is free but space is limited. The presentation will last approximately one hour including the Q&A.
Sign up today!
About the presenter:
Maia Merav Holtzman runs a series of intensive Rhinoceros 3D workshops at Design Rhino, her Authorized Rhino Training Center in Los Angeles. A jewelry and industrial designer, Maia employs Rhino 3D modeling to supplement handcraft in her line of limited-edition jewelry, and works in the luxury goods, industrial, and architectural industries as a freelance modeler and renderer. Maia holds a degree in jewelry making and design from FIT, a BA from Columbia University, and an extremely underutilized JD from Tulane Law School.
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Advanced Architectural Design workshop in Barcelona

Fri, 2014-06-13 13:55

Advanced Architectural Design with Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
Barcelona, Spain
July 28-30, 2014 

This course is geared towards architects and spatial designers who wish to enhance their workflow with parametric and data rich modeling capabilities.

From concept design to documentation, every stage of the design process is an opportunity to increase efficiency and creativity. This course has been designed to give architects access to simulation, analysis, and advanced modeling capabilities in order to better inform and execute design decisions throughout the design process. During the 24h course, we will look at the relationship between Rhinoceros 5, Grasshopper, and associated plug-ins to create workflow tools that can be tailored to each project.

This three-day seminar / workshop will explore strategies for applying parametric design for the purpose of generating informed architectural models. During the course, participants will learn how to connect a digital model to external data sources such as environmental data and GIS databases. The participants will also learn how to evolve designs to reach multiple objective optimizations. This combination of tools and strategies will allow the participant to further their projects with informed design decisions.

Instructor: Luis E. Fraguada - Director of Research - Built By Associative Data // Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya. *Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer.

Cost: Early Bird Academic: 295€ - Early Bird Professional: 395€

Details and registration... 
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food4Rhino News: a new Store and more!

Fri, 2014-06-13 09:13

With more than 150 apps available and 37.000 downloads in the last month, food4Rhino is the first Rhino plug-in and Grasshopper add-on site on the web. 

There have been new significant improvements during the last months, including a Store:

  • New Store: developers can now sell their apps (check FAQ Developer) and users buy commercial licenses (FAQ User).
  • New Material Uploader: a new application to upload multiple materials at once. Read the FAQ Materials, Environments and Textures to learn how it works and to download it.
  • New Translation services to localize your app.
  • New forum for 3rd party apps: contact us if as a developer you want to have your own group.
  • New plug-in field and material tags. Use the Quick links to filter your search.
  • New Terms & Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • Remote updated to drag & drop Materials, Environments and Textures directly in Rhino.
  • New ClamAV antivirus.
  • More than 150 projects available and 36.000 downloads last month!

And of course there are many new and updated add-ons for Architectural Design, Urban Planning, GIS, Structural Engineering, Robot controlling, BIM, Environmental Analysis, Physics, Visualization, Landscape, Jewelry, Advanced Modeling and much more!

Visit food4Rhino now!
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Car Design workshop in Barcelona

Fri, 2014-06-13 09:04

Car Design with Rhinoceros
Barcelona (Spain)
July 21-24, 2014

This course is oriented to designers and concept modelers who wish to interact with their creations in a friendly and enriching manner.

This 3-day workshop will provide the students with all the understanding needed to create and easily interact with their concepts using all the potential Rhino and VSR can offer. During this course, students will learn the main concepts regarding car design and how to implement them to improve their concepts into the 3-D environment. The participants will find how to generate, edit, and evaluate their models in a simplified manner. This will let them concentrate on the really important part of their creations: the design.

Instructor: Jorge Biosca
Language: English
Cost: Students 395€ + VAT / Professionals 495€ +VAT (early bird price until July 7)

Complete details and registration for students... Complete details and registration for professionals... 
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RhinoCAM at the University of Washington

Fri, 2014-06-13 00:56

The College of Built Environments (CBE) at the University of Washington uses RhinoCAM to send Rhino models to their CNC mill and CNC routers. There are between 50 and 75 students using RhinoCAM at any given time and they are always training new students.

See how and why the CBE uses RhinoCAM...
Download RhinoCAM...
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VisualARQ 1.8 now available

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:44

VisualARQ 1.8 is now available with more new features and enhancements than ever:

  • New parametric Curtain Wall object.
  • Section attributes on VisualARQ and Rhino objects: set the line widths, print colors, hatch patterns, etc. on any kind of geometry for display and printing purposes.
  • Texture mappings on VisualARQ objects: no need to explode the VisualARQ objects anymore to assign texture materials on them and apply surface, box, cylindrical mappings, etc.
  • New Level Manager: shows and hides levels easily.
  • New VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP 3.
  • Wall layers in 3D: wall layers are now shown in Section views and can have different materials for rendering purposes.
  • Improved IFC exporter: models are much better exported to IFC for Revit, ArchiCAD, Solibri, etc. with a minor loss of information.
  • More object styles and beam profiles added: full AISC and European standard beam styles added to VisualARQ templates.
  • New Tag object: displays VisualARQ objects information in 2D labels.
  • Plan View automatic update.
  • Help also available in Spanish, German, Italian and French.
  • Zoo support: shares VisualARQ licenses among users on the same network workgroup.

See the complete what's new list with videos...
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PrototipoLab workshops in Santiago de Compostela

Thu, 2014-06-12 12:01

PrototipoLab workshops
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
July 14-20, 2014

PrototipoLab has organized a series of Modeling, Computational Design and Digital Fabrication this summer in Santiago de Compostela (Spain):

  • Grasshopper from scratch
  • Solar optimization
  • Modular modeling and laser cutting
  • Furniture design and digital construction
  • Construction of urban capsules
Check the complete program here... 
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AA Visiting School Madrid

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:37

AA Visiting School Madrid
Trans-Computational Membranes 2.0
Madrid, Spain
Sep 2-12, 2014

Trans-computational membranes will explore computational design methods through the use of digital-analogue experimentation. It will challenge the way we conceive flexibility within the context of spatial re-adaptation as a driver for social change. Time-based dynamic systems will transform the digital–analogue divide through networks of instantaneous spatial deployment creating a symbiotic spatial context that examines new-era demands.

Check the videos from last year's edition: 
AA Madrid 2013 Video 1 
AA Madrid 2013 Video 2 

Details and registration: http://madrid.aaschool.ac.uk/ 
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How to get more views from your building

Wed, 2014-06-11 20:07

To show how to use digital tools in design, Andrew Heumann, designer and computation specialist for NBBJ, addresses a specific design problem in this video. In this 2-minute guide, he studies the views from a Seattle office tower. Through Grasshopper, Heumann orients the tower to take advantage of nearby views: the Space Needle, the Puget Sound, and Lake Union.

Watch the Vimeo presentation . .
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DESIGN by DATA workshop, Paris

Wed, 2014-06-11 17:49

Francesco Cingolani, computational designer and architecture teacher, launches DESIGN by DATA, an international design workshop in partnership with the renowed design studio Hugh Dutton Associates and the Parisian cultural center La Gâité Lyrique.
The workshop will take place in Paris from 18th to 20th of July and it aims to explore advanced computational design strategies at the blurring boundaries between art, architecture and engineering.
Participants will learn to use parametric design tools such as Grasshopper and plug-ins in order to design complex architectural features driven by environmental data and passive energy design approach.

Early birds fees are available until 16th of June.

Details and applications: designbydata.org
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Digital Bench event and RhinoGold training, London

Wed, 2014-06-11 17:29

Simply Rhino & The Goldsmiths Centre present:

The Digital Bench Event 
London (UK) 
9th July 2014 

Innovation moves on with pace, all while there remains no single solution to the trades' digital design and creative process together with any possible output requirement.

One young company has discovered a workflow, and mix of tools, that works extremely well for them.  Come along to hear their story, discuss the highs and lows of any move to digital, the general use of CAD and the associated innovations in rendering plus physical output, including Rapid Prototyping and CAM.

Presenting at the Digital Bench Event are:

  • TDM, the developers of RhinoGold, will present and demonstrate RhinoGold 4.0 which now includes Clayoo and Rhino Emboss.
  • Wax-Masters, residents at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, will explore the myriad of ways in which CAD and CAM can be used in the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Smallworking, Jewellery and Horological industries, with demonstrations of technologies and explanation of the services offered by Wax-Masters.

Complete info and registration... 

Simply Rhino
RhinoGold 4.0 Complete Training
London (UK) 
10-11th July 2014 

This comprehensive two day class covers all aspects of RhinoGold 4.0 and the new tools within Rhino 5.0 and Clayoo for Rhino.

This course is aimed at jewellery professionals with a good basic knowledge of Rhino and trainees should have ideally completed the Level 1 training.

Starting with an overview and an introduction to the RhinoGold user interface, the class then progresses with a project based approach. Trainees will work through six separate jewellery projects each of which utilises a specific RhinoGold workflow.

Program and registration...
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Two Architect Intern Positions at ADAPA, Denmark

Wed, 2014-06-11 17:09

Adaptive Mould from ADAPA on Vimeo.

ADAPA (Aalborg, Denmark) – a multi-disciplinary company specializing in the design and production of advanced computational architecture – is currently seeking two highly creative and talented hands-on individuals.

Responsibilities range from the research and development of custom computational designs, advanced modeling in Rhino, material research and testing, to large-scale physical constructions. Rhino modeling skills, Grasshopper skills required (Kangaroo/Rhino scripting/C# knowledge is a plus, but not necessary as there is a possibility of training).

Minimum duration of 6 months. Monthly salary 800 Euro. Paid lunch.

To apply, please submit a CV and a short work sample (both as .pdf format, maximum 20MB) to jobs@adapa.dk (Subject: Intern application).

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