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Rhino open house in Tampere (Finland)

Wed, 2015-05-06 12:32

Authorized Rhino Reseller An-Cadsolutions invites you to its OpenHouseon 26th of May (from 9 to 18h) in Tampere, Finland.

Come see the latest solutions for 3D modeling, scanning, 3D printing and CNC milling, including Rhino, RhinoCAM, Rhino3DPRINT, Blueprinter 3D-printer, Felix 3D-printer, Roland ARM-10 3D-printer, David SLS-2 3D-scanner, RangeVision 3D-scanner, Sense 3D-scanner, Roland CNC- and engraving machines, Azon flatbed printer, MicroScribe digitizer, Wacom and 3Dconnexion products.

Details and registration...
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Rhino for Fabrication in El Salvador

Tue, 2015-05-05 20:30

Rhino for Fabrication - El Salvador   
We will be hosting a 3-day course June 11-13, 2015 at Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera in El Salvador, Central America. 

Click here to register!

For this workshop you need to bring your laptop computer.

If you do not have Rhino on your computer, you must download the trial version before the workshop:
Rhino 5 for Windows
Rhino 5 for MAC

Rhino is a 3D modeling tool and is very intuitive and easy to use. With the course you will learn to produce 3D models using NURBS geometry and prepare models for export. This workshop will help you acquire skills in using the program.

Type of lessons:
Theoretical and practical workshop.

Maximum number of participants:
Capacity limited to 25 people.

Intensive course of 24 hours completed in three days.

June 11 to 13, 2015.
(Thursday 11, Friday 12 and Saturday 13, June 2015).

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two coffee breaks and an hour for lunch (The workshop does not include lunch. You have 1 hour for lunch. You can either bring your lunch or you can leave and return to the classroom).

Escuela de Comunicación Monica Herrera, Room: Rainbow.
Dr. Manuel Gallardo Avenue, Santa Tecla, El Salvador.

Directed to:
The course is directed to students, teachers, industrial designers, architects, engineers, designers, jewelry, footwear, naval, product designers in general and those who want to learn how to use this amazing tool for 3D modeling.

In this course you will learn to create and edit 3D NURBS models of free and precise forms. This course includes all the functionality of Rhino 5 with 2D commands, surfaces and solids.

Andrés González, World Wide Director of the RhinoFabStudios.

Space is very limited so please register soon.

Take advantage of the early bird price!!!You can register for the lectures by clicking here 
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RhinoPolyhedra update available

Tue, 2015-05-05 18:50

The RhinoPolyhedra plug-in for Rhino 5 for Windows allows you to create and visualize a variety of polyhedral shapes -- over 450 different shapes.

RhinoPolyhedra supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Rhino 5 for Windows.

15 additional Geodesic Cube solid shapes, and 30 new Geodesic Rhombic Triacontahedra solid shapes have been added.

RhinoPolyhedra is free!

Requires Rhino 5 Service Release 9 (SR9) or newer.

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Casa La Atarraya - Ahuachapán, El Salvador

Tue, 2015-05-05 17:31

First High School Degree in Industrial Design - Ahuachapán, El Salvador in process of becoming an Authorized RhinoFabStudio.
Casa La Atarraya, located in a rural area of Ahuachapán, El Salvador, offers a high school degree in Industrial Design, which will be the only one of its kind in El Salvador. 

The idea of ​​the new degree in Industrial Design arises from the visit of US entrepreneur Steve Carlton, Head of the Design Team at Nautique Boat Company, which as part of their social work visited the school to donate decorations of one of its ships. In the process of designing it, he saw how the students were interested and asked about the software he was using on the computer, then thought to donate a license from the software he was using.

However, Carlton did not stop there and pushed to implement a complete digital fabrication laboratory. This is how he involves  McNeel Miami to join the cause. The school was able to receive a Rhino 5, 30-user lab license which will allow their Center for Design to obtain the certification as a design and digital manufacturing studio. 

The accreditation from McNeel Miami represents that in the future, students can do work for companies anywhere in the world from the RhinoFabStudio in Ahuachapán.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hamilton, Director of Personnel and Development at Casa La Atarraya.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.
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InnoChain vacancies: 15 PhD fellowships for start in 2015

Tue, 2015-05-05 15:43

InnoChain is an international PhD program for highly motivated young scientists, where state-of-the-art research is combined with a comprehensive training and secondment programme with industrial partners.
The network offers 15 PhD positions across six leading European institutions in the fields of architecture and engineering.
The network is funded by the European Community’s Horizon 2020 Framework programme, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network scheme.
For details regarding individual project descriptions, the offered fellowships, and the application process and requirements, please click here.
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New Rhino Level 1 dates in Turkey

Mon, 2015-05-04 16:39

RhinoTurkiye has organized two new Rhino Level 1 workshops in Istanbul (Turkey).
Details and registration...
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EvoluteTools T.MAP Beta now includes quad remeshing!

Mon, 2015-05-04 16:33

EvoluteTools T.MAP Beta is a new plug-in providing mesh parametrization in Rhino.

The latest version includes, under other cool features, mesh extraction and remeshing! 

Check what's new and download the beta here...
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GRAPHISOFT announces Rhino - ArchiCAD connection

Mon, 2015-05-04 13:00
Budapest, April 30, 2015 -- GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced a Rhino® connection for ArchiCAD. The connection enables ArchiCAD users on both the Mac and Windows platforms to import Rhino models into ArchiCAD as GDL objects.

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition Entry by Nikken Sekkei 
The Rhino-ArchiCAD link converts a Rhino model into ArchiCAD geometry. The container of the Rhino-based model is GDL, which is ArchiCAD’s generic object format. For larger and complex models, GRAPHISOFT has introduced the option to convert a Rhino model into a set of (smaller) GDL objects. This process enables the user to retain separate logical parts within the same model while providing a functionality to monitor and easily update the imported Rhino models in ArchiCAD. The LCF option is also advised to enable ArchiCAD's performance optimization algorithm to work seamlessly on an imported large Rhino model.

“We welcome Rhinoceros into the ArchiCAD community,” said László Vértesi, GRAPHISOFT Vice President of Product Development. “Rhino provides a robust modeling capability that nicely compliments the ArchiCAD BIM solution.”

“Our users always want better integration with the other tools that they use,” said Robert McNeel, CEO, Robert McNeel & Associates. “We are delighted to be working with GRAPHISOFT to meet our users’ demands,” he added.

This technology has been developed as part of an ongoing collaboration between GRAPHISOFT and Nikken Sekkei that aims to develop future technologies for architectural design.

For more information and to download the Rhino add-on for ArchiCAD, please visit http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/addons/interoperability/rhino.html.

About Rhino
Rhinoceros® 5.0, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates, is the market leader in industrial design modeling software. Highly complicated shapes can be directly modeled or acquired through 3D digitizers. With its powerful NURBS based engine Rhinoceros® 5.0 can create, edit, analyze, and translate curves, surfaces, and solids. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size.

About Nikken Sekkei
One of the world's largest architectural design firms with over 2,400 professional staff, Nikken Sekkei and its eight Group companies offer comprehensive design, engineering, management, consulting and R&D services. Established in 1900, the company's portfolio consists of over 20,000 projects in 40 countries. Its activities cover a wide spectrum of sustainable public and private endeavors including: new city design, high-density/mixed-use transit-oriented developments, super high-rise buildings, business parks, offices and facilities for commercial, cultural, educational and healthcare use. Nikken Sekkei is headquartered in Tokyo and maintains branch offices in Singapore, China, Korea, Vietnam and the UAE. In growing to its present position, the company has constantly focused on development of new methods and technologies that redefine design for current needs and priorities.

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ArchiCAD®, the industry-first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007. Visit archicad.com to see the most important milestones in ArchiCAD's 30-year history.

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Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac Online Course starts May 12

Thu, 2015-04-30 17:57

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac Online CourseMay 12-19, 2015
Join us for our Level 1 Rhino 5 for Mac online course beginning on May 12th.
  • Orientation: Tues, May 12 (9:00AM-11:00AM Pacific)
  • Training: Wed-Fri, May 13-15 and Mon-Tues, May 18-19 (9:00AM-1:00PM Pacific)
  • You will need the latest Rhino 5 for Mac version installed. Rhino 5 for Windows will not be acceptable for this class.
  • You will need a stable and fast Internet connection.
  • You will need the Rhino 5 Level 1 Training Guide and Models as well as the Rhino for Mac User Guide. You may print the PDF for your reference. Download here.
  • All "live" sessions will also be recorded and posted to a private Vimeo classroom album. You may watch/stream the videos for your review for up to 3 months following the class.
Sign up today! 
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AA_Aarhus Visiting School

Thu, 2015-04-30 12:06

AA_Aarhus Visiting SchoolRethinking Patterns: Exploring Heterogenic StructuresFriday 21 – Sunday 30 August 2015
The first AA_Aarhus Visiting School is taking place in what UNESCO has dubbed the International Year of Light, raising global awareness on the importance of light and light-based technologies. As a part of this global initiative, the AA_Aarhus Visiting School will investigate the use of light in design and how it can be controlled and modulated through physical patterns using computational techniques.
The AA_Aarhus Visiting School will recognise, through the use of associative systems, how variation can be used to generate geometries that take internal and external stimuli into account. Stimuli such as climactic, fabrication constraints or structural forces, which will result in a new pattern language specific to the design scheme. The intention of these investigations is to reinvent pattern/ornament in a move towards heterogeneity, informed by the local ecology. We will teach participants how to use digital fabricating tools such as laser cutting and CNC milling machines, as well as modeling techniques that generate these forms for digital fabrication. Participants will fabricate their final design in 3D, based on their desired scale of fabrication.

The workshop will take place over a 10 day period from Friday 21st of August until Sunday 31st of August, 2015. Space is limited. To get more information and to sign up, please visit: aarhus.aaschool.ac.uk
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Global Summer School at IaaC

Thu, 2015-04-30 11:13

The Institute for Advanced Architecture is proud to announce the 2015 edition of the Global Summer School- Urban ProtocolsThis year, one outstanding participant will be awarded a full scholarship to the Masters of Advanced Architecture at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.
The Global Summer School (GSS) is a platform defined by ambitious, multiscalar investigation into the implications of emergent techniques on our planned environments.  Each year, international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects that are deeply embedded in diverse local conditions.  Because of this, participants have an international laboratory to test their design hypothesis, understanding how design conclusions derived locally can be tested and evolved globally in different cities where other teams reside.  This intensive two week course connects each participant to ongoing research agendas in robotics, simulation, physical computing, parametric design, digital fabrication, and other relevant emerging design methodologies.  Specific emphasis is placed on understanding the multiscalar implications of design conclusions, thus creating critical research advanced on the application of new technologies in design.

The 2015 ‘Urban Protocols’ global agenda seeks specific strategies for constructing our future cities.  The agenda questions the urban planning methodologies of the 20th century and proposes a series of new priorities to consider when growing the next phase of our urban and suburban territories.  How can we consider the recolonization of urban spaces which are now the result of antiquated priorities and at the same time negotiate the current forces driving the growth or decay of cities?  This question will be asked in a variety of urban case studies with the desire to generate a series of proposals which are contextually, temporally, economically, and culturally relevant.  From another scale, we have to recognize the urgent necessity to radically rethink the manner in which we fabricate our habitat at an architectural level.  Spatially we have to reconsider materiality, tectonic logics, and temporality if we are to change the relationship between environmental decay and architecture.Online Application: http://apply.iaac.net/applications/view.php?id=24040

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Rhino UK User Meeting 2015

Thu, 2015-04-30 11:09
Michael Eden
Simply Rhino Presents
Rhino UK User Meeting 2015
Tuesday 9th June

The Crypt on the Green

Speakers Include:
Complete details and registration... 
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dECOi architects winner in Architizer A+ Awards

Wed, 2015-04-22 23:45

Architizer has announced its A+Awards. In its third year, the awards are a global architectural award program with multiple categories and judges.

One Main in Boston is the Popular Choice Winner in the Architecture +Materials category. Designed by dECOi architects, One Main is the penthouse offices of an investment group.

The focus was on green building and clean energy technologies. The interior elements were milled from sustainably forested spruce plywood using numeric command machines. As much as possible, the typical industrial components were replaced with articulate milled timber. For example, the door handles were customized carvings, but still less expensive than the standard stainless steel D-handles. This method also provided a radically streamlined delivery of a highly crafted interior.

The entire project was nested onto 1200 4x12 ft plywood sheets and milled using a small 3-axis CNC router. dECOi provided the actual tooling paths without plans or sections. Only 3D instructional files were provided for over 1 million linear feet of cut.

Raphael Crespin commented, "This project would not have been possible without Rhino."

The Architizer winners ....
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Helping kids with motor deficits - Utalca, Chile

Wed, 2015-04-22 21:10
The objective is to create a space for conducting multimodal training activities especially touch, proprioceptive and vestibular. The configuration of the surface should allow kids to perform activities graded from simple movements to complex sequences of movements requiring the action of the whole body; satisfying a need and providing a space for recreation, play, and development of the locomotor system and sensory integration.

Based on sections, which generate peaks and depressions, Francisco Javier Lara Bastidas, an architectural student from Universidad de Talca in Chile, constructed a three-dimensional field called "Manto Topográfico" (Topographic Mantle). He was able to develop his project thanks to Rhino and Grasshopper which where used to model, measure, classify, optimize and organize the materials, so he could deliver his digital parametric designed structure.

For more details (in Spanish), please click here.
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TEC de Monterrey - Guadalajara is a new RhinoFabStudio

Wed, 2015-04-22 20:44

Please join us in welcoming TECNOLOGICO DE MONTERREY - Campus Guadalajara as a new Authorized RhinoFabStudio. They are a higher education institution that educates students to become responsible citizens who trigger the development of their communities. They promote in their students humanistic values, an international perspective, and an entrepreneurial culture.  Tecnológico de Monterrey is present throughout Mexico with 31 campuses and in several other countries through their own sites and liaison offices.

What is a RhinoFabStudio?A RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.
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Biz Eyes, 3D printed interlocking rings, by Nasim Sehat

Wed, 2015-04-22 15:43

A fun and unique way to make a bold statement with everyday eye-wear.

Using it's revolutionary 3D printed interlocking rings, Biz Eyes is also a great platform for costumers and designers to create costume rings by submitting their own 3D models!

Each Biz Eye style, unlike traditional eye-wear, can be changed to suit mood, much like earrings or bracelets.

Software: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper

Nasim Sehat is an architect and freelance designer. She was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Currently She lives in Shanghai, China.

Link to her artworks: www.be.net/nasimsehat
March.Nasim SehatPhone: +86 132 6291 5237Email: nasim.sehat@gmail.comDo not forget to join Generative Jewelry Design and post  your designs, www.GJD3D.com
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Polyhedron, a new sculpture by Rinus Roelofs

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:35

If you have an interest in art, or in mathematics, since last April 10th you can find a piece of inspiration at the front door of the Centrum Handlowym Ogrody in Elblag, Poland.

"The sculpture is an example of the new uniform polyhedra that I discovered two years ago. I was able to explore this new group of mathematical shapes with Rhino and Grasshopper. The Polish town Elblagcommissioned me to make this sculpture in steel, height about 3.20 meters", says Rinus Roelofs, the artist of this sculpture, who is also a Rhino teacher, user, and value-added reseller.
More details about Rinus Roelofs...More details about the Polyhedron sculpture (in Polish)...
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Rose Pavilion Exhibition at ETH Zurich

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:17

Rose Pavilion ExhibitionETH ZurichFrom April 28 to May 7
The Rose Pavilion is a revolutionary restructuring of a public space, as it seeks to connect space, music and media art through the use of an aesthetically appealing and artistically oriented structure. The intention is to bring society, music and media art together under one pavilion.

BTPZ Building Technology Park, Brandstrasse 33, CH-8952, ZÜRICH-Schlieren
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AA Visiting School Riau Island

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:29

AA Visiting School Riau Island
Inner Paradise - On going research on Mud and Digital- Site Phase
Saturday 9 – Tuesday 19 January 2016

A feeling of being at the other end of the world, on a paradise island.
Almost nothing, almost no one around.
Nevertheless a comfortable familiarity is provided.
The resort creator of this island will be our client for a short while.
This new location of our Mud and Digital Lab about Applying digital technologies to earth construction will challenge the use of local natural materials found on site for the fabrication of permanent structures in the Telunas resort in collaboration with local artists. 
Thousand different gradients of gold and sand, luxurious tropics along some tidal sea and a very strong local Indonesian community.
Thousand different gradients of gold and sand; Thousands hermits finding all kind of shells to build up their mini architectures.
Taking advantage on the very local richness.
The culture before anything else.

We'll work with local craftsmen to reach new strategies in marrying mud techniques and digital technologies.
Stressing the very traditional with the very contemporary, defining new realities.
We’ll bring our transportable digital fabrication equipment on this remote island -although only 3 hours from Singapore for those who know how to navigate its waters on the long wooden boats- We’ll fabricate screens, walls, roofs, pergolas and other types of furniture for the Telunas resort. This unusual client will choose from our built work, pieces and fragments of architecture that will remain in the hotel permanently.

With key parametric specialists from SUTD and FCL and the constant influence from CRATerre for earth architecture knowledge we will start writing a new chapter in the history of using transportable machines synchronized with local materials to create new matters and new structures.

Complete details and registration... 
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AA Visiting School Lyon

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:27

AA Visiting School Lyon
Chocolate and Other Powders. Earth and Digital Ongoing Research
Thursday June 25 – Saturday July 4, 2015

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more." George Gordon, Lord Byron

For the 3rd edition of our Mud & Digital AA Visiting School, we will keep on cutting our way through the pathless woods and work together as an experimental lab, to define new structures that never were before.
We will embark on experiments using our body, letting our inner child go free and get dirty, and our natural tendency to enjoy touching the material when it is paste, when it is powder, when it is sprayed, when it is stretched. We’ll define new verbs together.

We’ll continue our quest for the Holy Grail to lead on using the CNC machine as a giant 3D printer for earth. 
We will use Elvis the small robot to pour and spray mixes of earth, fibres, sand, olive oil, washing liquid. 
We’ll define new ingredients to improve the taste of our recipe together.
Using fabric as a formwork to establish thin earthen shells of different geometries and morphologies has reached new paradigms for us. 
We’ll maintain the intensity and develop this field.

Finally, using earth to fabricate prefabs is a domain that has been rarely investigated.
We’re proud of continuing the 1m earthen tiles we’ve started last year to reach manufacturing perfection and patents potential.
Our energy will be deployed to re-invent new social realities, and to explore new alternatives in sustainable housing.

Complete details and registration... 
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