On gridshell design, analysis and fabrication

TUTORIAL G01

DISCRETISE A NURBS INTO A STRUCTURAL DIAGRID

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TUTORIAL G01.1

PERFORM A FE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS WITH KARAMBA

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TUTORIAL G01.2

FIND STRUCTURAL FORM WITH KARAMBA

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TUTORIAL G02

PARAMETRISE A GRID OF TIMBER LATHS FOR POST-FORMING

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TUTORIAL G02.1

POST-FORMING A TIMBER GRIDSHELL WITH KANGAROO

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TUTORIAL F01

FABRICATE A GRIDSHELL WITH HORIZONTAL HOLED STRIPS

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TUTORIAL F02

FABRICATE A GRIDSHELL WITH VERTICAL NOTCHED BEAMS

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This collection of Grasshopper Video Tutorials was produced for the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) studio: How virtual becomes real at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the University of Melbourne.

 

Content development: Alberto Pugnale and Alessandro Liuti.

Creative team: Alberto Pugnale and Stanislav Roudavski.

Studio leaders: Alberto Pugnale and Louis Gadd.

 

Download the TUTORIAL LIST.

Download the GRASSHOPPER MASTER FILE 1, on steel gridshell design and fabrication.

Download the GRASSHOPPER MASTER FILE 2, on timber gridshell design and fabrication.

 

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These tutorial use Rhinoceros (Version 5 SR12 64bit), Grasshopper (0.9.0076), Karamba (1.1.0), Kangaroo (0.099), FabTools (0.95).

On Shell and Gridshell Case Studies

CASE STUDY 01

THE WEALD AND DOWNLAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM

A post-formed timber gridshell with variable grid spacing

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CASE STUDY 02

THE DUTCH NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

A form-found gridshell based on an irregular mesh pattern

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CASE STUDY 03

THE GREAT COURT AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM

A geometric form and an exemplar structural grid

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CASE STUDY 04

THE KIEL CANOPY IN ANTWERP

A canopy with constant height and variable density

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CASE STUDY 05 (Coming soon)

THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

When planarity is not an issue

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CASE STUDY 06

THE KAKAMIGAHARA CREMATORIUM – MEISO NO MORI

From ‘form-improvement’ to the computational morphogenesis of RC shells

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CASE STUDY 07 (Coming soon)

THE HIPPO HOUSE AT THE BERLIN ZOO

A Planar Quad (PQ) gridshell designed by means of translation surfaces

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CASE STUDY 08 (Coming soon)

THE PALAZZETTO DELLO SPORT IN ROME

Structural elegance and construction innovation

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THE VYKSA STEEL WORKS WORKSHOP BY SHUKHOV

A geometric form and the first doubly-curved gridshell structure

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CASE STUDY 10 (Coming soon)

THE CHURCH OF LONGUELO BY PINO PIZZIGONI

An exemplar composition of frames and hyperbolic paraboloids

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This collection of Grasshopper definitions was produced for the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) studio: How virtual becomes real at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the University of Melbourne.

 

Content development: Alberto PugnaleLouis Gadd and Alessandro Liuti, with the support of our MSD students.

Studio leaders: Alberto Pugnale and Louis Gadd.

 

These GH definitions use Rhinoceros (Version 5 SR12 64bit), Grasshopper (0.9.0076), Karamba (1.1.0), Kangaroo (0.099).

On Optimisation, Genetic Algorithms and Computational Morphogenesis

OPTIMISATION 01 (Coming soon)

2D PACKING PROBLEMS AND BENCHMARKS

Squaring squares, rectangles, circles and other geometries

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OPTIMISATION 02

A 3D INTERLOCKING PUZZLE

The six-piece burr, also known as the Chinese Cross

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OPTIMISATION 03 (Coming soon)

A SIMPLE RECIPROCAL STRUCTURE

Three bars, one fan, a thousand variations

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OPTIMISATION 04 (Coming soon)

PLANAR QUADRILATERAL (PQ) MESHES

Generating PQ meshes from a free-form surface

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OPTIMISATION 05

FITNESS LANDSCAPES

Visualise how simple a simple problem is

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OPTIMISATION 06 (Coming soon)

MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMISATION AND THE PARETO FRONT

Dealing with diverging optimisation criteria

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This collection of Grasshopper definitions was produced for the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) studio: How virtual becomes real at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the University of Melbourne.

 

Content development: Alberto Pugnale.

Studio leaders: Alberto Pugnale and Louis Gadd.

 

These GH definitions use Rhinoceros (Version 5 SR12 64bit), Grasshopper (0.9.0076), Karamba (1.1.0), SmartForm (1.0).