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What is 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.
Deciduous is a 3D printed pavilion designed using Rhino and Grasshopper. It invites us to revisit our relationship with nature, through an experience reminiscent of walking through an abstracted botanical form.
Building on MEAN’s experiments with 3D printing in design, the pavilion is an exploration in scaling processes to the architectural realm. Deciduous is composed of a hybrid of 3 different sustainable materials: CNC-milled Birch plywood flooring, Robotically 3D-Printed Concrete Base, and a series of branching 3D-Printed PETG stems, a plastic polymer upcycled from 30,000 discarded water bottles.
In light of Dubai’s focus on 3D printing as a sustainable technology, the hybridization of state-of-the-art Robotic 3D printing in Plastic and Concrete is a first attempt to explore the possibilities that the two technologies can offer, contributing to the emirate’s vision of ecological construction growth towards 2025.
Deciduous is designed to come together in interconnected parts and is completely prefabricated off-site. The parts can be mechanically joined on a clean site with no need for heavy machinery. Computational modeling was used to conceive and quantify the design to a level of detailing optimal within the parameters and constraints of Large Format Robotic 3D Printing.
In the field of botany, the term ‘deciduous’ refers to trees that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn. Celebrating this year’s ‘Art Nights’ event at DIFC with the theme ‘Autumn’, Deciduous entices us to ask ourselves, what does Autumn mean to Dubaians today?
Henry Winchester of the Chaos Group interviewed KPF’s Director of Applied Research, Cobus Bothma, on Grasshopper and V-Ray.
Grasshopper’s capabilities have changed the way KPF designs. And now, with the advent of V-Ray for Grasshopper, it’s possible to render directly from Grasshopper.
Read about what Rhino is good for and not so good for and how V-Ray works with that.
AEC Magazine provides a little AEC history and thought in this article: How design and documentation are changing. How 3D and digital fabrication play into our current software. How we are entering a disruptive phase. Where the AEC industry is headed.
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