I explored the idea of origami folding in Grasshopper presented by Hyoung-gul Kook / http://www.livecomponents-ny.com. Each facet is structured by pipes which I designed by algorithm.
I use the grasshopper plug in “karamba” (thanks to the karamba team) to analyse the structure of a bridge. For the design I use grasshopper.
The orange arrows shown the loads. There are four supports. Supports 3 and 4 are fixed.
Red / yellow color means pressure, blue / violet color means tension. They show the stress in the elements. The deflection of the truss is shown 5 times bigger for better understanding.
The utilization of the truss by a single force. The deflection of the truss is shown 50 times bigger for better understanding
Final grasshopper / karamba file.
Final design of the whole bridge. It is a design study.
This is a workshop in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper.
Find the final grasshopper script in “my shared grasshopper scripts”.
Propotional studies of a building facade.
These videos shows an animation how to use the generative design methods in architecture and design. Methods: Synthesis, Celluar Automata, zelluläre Automaten, Parametrics
There are different initial cells at the bottom. There are different types boxes. The boxes/ facade elements varies in size and opening. A lot of different configurations are possible.
Used Software: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, RhinoScripting ( get the Cellular Automata component on My shared Grasshopper files )