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Gaurav Goel announced the publication of his first article in Window & Facade Magazine India.

This article talks about how biomimicry and computational design has influenced the discourse of facade design and is illustrated with one of Gaurav's design projects from a London competition.

Gaurav holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Nottingham and a master's diploma in parametric design from Spain.  In 2016, Goel founded Parametric Curiosity, an architecture studio and social media blog for sharing digital explorations in parametric design.

Goel's research interests lie in form finding, temporary and permanent pavilion installations, form optimization, digital fabrication with CNC and 3D printing, architectural facades and other geometrical explorations using computational tools such as Rhino and Grasshopper.

You can read the article Biomimicry Inspired Facades & Computational Design on pages 58-62 in the magazine's July-August 2018 edition. 





Digital patterning, such as GeminiCAD Systems,  reduces the manual steps typically associated with 2D pattern making.

The recently introduced ExactFlat Monarch software system adds the ability to apply texture-mapped graphics directly to the pattern with perfect flow matching. With Eastman automated cutting systems, the data is used to print and cut perfectly aligned pattern pieces ready for assembly.

This YouTube video demos the software ExactFlat Monarch as it is used for furniture manufacturing.




Darco is a digital architecture consulting company. They provide solutions for architecture, engineering, design, modeling and animation for professional development. 

Darco ( CDMX, México ) invites you to join their Grasshopper Workshop in October led by RhinoFabStudio Director and Rhino & Grasshopper specialist, Andres Gonzalez

The workshop is addressed to architects, product designers, jewelers, and designers in general. Participants will be able to create their own definitions in order to speed up the design in their respective areas of work. In addition, exciting topics like “Data Tree” will be presented.


Basic knowledge of Rhino is required to take this course.


Location: Ejército Nacional 373- 403, Col Granada,
Del. Miguel Hidalgo CDMX, México
Date: October 16-17, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: $5,750 MN + IVA




For more information and to register please contact Claudia Perez.


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.



Rhino is a great exchange platform, presents almost everywhere in naval architecture or marine engineering fields, and a wide open ecosystem allowing developer’s community to add themselves their own functionalities. Based on this observation, the idea is to create Grasshopper tools applied to ship design, with the addition of several modules. The purpose is to do direct internal computations using Rhino API functions for common needs of the naval architect, but also to create bridges between external specialized software by optimizing interoperability and data exchanges.

Main features developed are hydrostatics computation, meshing export to flow simulations, transverse section export to MARS2000, resistance prediction using HOLTROP and SAVITSKY methods, or data export to NAVCAD. Additional tools are provided for lines plan drawing, or NACA section generation, and more will come up.

All this work started in the frame of an academic research project, and has led to the release of NEMO plugin for Grasshopper.


Here is a fun product from a Rhino user, Handy Camel. It's their contribution to combating global warming with water conservation.

The Garden Thorn is simply a spike made of recycled plastic. It's a nifty irrigation device that injects water three to six inches underground and eliminates runoff and evaporation, so plants get the water they need at the roots.

The Garden Thorn spike is placed in the ground, not on the surface like soaker hoses. There is no runoff or evaporation.

 
It is an easy to use, underground irrigation system requiring:
  • A garden hose
  • A rubber mallet to protect the thorn when tapping into the ground
  • A hose end-cap for one end of the hose
The spike is hammered in the ground near the plant. When snapped in place, the needle at the top of the Garden Thorn punctures the hose. The pressurized water is injected down into the spike and out a hole at the bottom, watering the roots and soil directly around the plant.

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