Rotating Units

In this Rhino Grasshopper Lesson, I will show you how to rotate a series of surfaces around their edges and then control how many of the starting and ending ones have a zero rotation. First, we will divide a surface into sections and then extract the edge and finally rotate the panels around the edge.

Galapagos: Nesting Example

In this Paracourse Lesson, we are going to talk about a simple yet powerful example of nesting polylines and curves in Grasshopper and by the Help of Galapagos. First, we will define the algorithm of Nesting and then we will optimize it for the smallest Sheet Area possible.

Architecture Design #1

Architecture Design #1

In this Architecture Design Video, we are covering 5 Parametric Buildings: 1- Harbin Opera House 2- The Street Building 3- Elbphilharmonie Hamburg 4-Museo Soumaya 5-The Broad Museum

Brick Wall Design

In this Rhino Grasshopper Lesson, I will show you how to produce a parametric brick wall in Rhino. First we will explore the options of Brick Design plugin and how you can use it to produce a parametric wall and then we will use attractors to deform our brick wall with points and curves and images.

Manufacturing Material Effects

Manufacturing Material Effects

Designers are becoming more directly involved in the fabrication process from the earliest stages of design. This book showcases the design and research work by some of the leading designers, makers and thinkers today.

Digital Fabrication Project - Parametric Design

Digital Fabrication Project

This parametric design video will introduce the Trivol, the National Marine Museum, the Ecological Experience Center of the National Ecology Park, Di Arc, Lotte World Tower Podium and KEB Hana Bank, which are participated by Weed Works.

Deployable Soft Composite Structures - Parametric Design

Deployable Soft Composite Structures

Deployable structure composed of smart materials based actuators can reconcile its inherently conflicting requirements of low mass, good shape adaptability, and high load-bearing capability. This work describes the fabrication of deployable structures using smart soft composite actuators combining a soft matrix with variable stiffness properties and hinge-like movement through a rigid skeleton.

Design and Thermal Assessment - Parametric Design

Design and Thermal Assessment

This paper presents a prototype tool for the space planning phase, which automatically generates alternative floor plans, according to the architect’s preferences and desires, and assesses their thermal performance by coupling it with dynamic simulation.

Amazing Science Toys - Parametric Design

Amazing Science Toys

In this parametric design video Mr. Mind Blow is bringing you AMAZING SCIENCE Toys/Gadgets! Sit back and relax. Enjoy 10 minutes of oddly satisfying scientific curiosities feauturing various engines with candles, ferrofluid toys, kinetic art that uses physics, optical illusions, various forms of dices, math toys/shapes and more mindblowing stuff!

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - IAAC


The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present. IAAC follows the digital revolution at all scales (from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory) to expand the boundaries of architecture and design and meet the challenges

1-Spiral Earrings

In this Paracourse lesson and in the Jewelry & Accessories section I’m going to teach you how to make a spiral earring in Grasshopper and how you can define the parameters which change the earring. In the end, you also learn how to give it thickness.

Parametric Ring

In this Rhino Grasshopper Tutorial, we will model a Parametric Ring. First, we will model the base curve based on Polar points and then give it a rectangular section and finish the model with a sweep1.

Nanoleaf Aurora - Parametric Design

Nanoleaf Aurora

In this Parametric design video you can see: the Nanoleaf Aurora digital lighting system combines LED color effects with a sophisticated design, easy installation and absolute modularity.

1-Wall #1

In this Course definition, you can make a series of curve attractor on a wall surface and then make sections to fabricate the final model. You can also switch between the 3d model and sections and also make the sections curves ready for fabrication.

2- WaffleShelf

In this video, I will show you how you can use the Parametric Waffle shelf #1 in Grasshopper and produce the sections for Laser cutting or CNC Milling Enroll…

3- Voronoi Panels

In this Paracourse Lesson, I’m going to teach you how you can model decorative Voronoi panels and produce the polylines for laser cutting or CNC milling. We will first use a technique to produce the cells and then change the parameters to produce desired results.

Mechanical Characters - Parametric Design

Mechanical Characters

Designers developed an interactive design system that allows non-expert users to create animated mechanical characters. Given an articulated character as input, the user iteratively creates an animation by sketching motion curves indicating how different parts of the character should move.

Efficient Complex Geometries - Parametric Design

Efficient Complex Geometries

The purpose of this research is to assess daylight performance of buildings with climatic responsive envelopes with complex geometry that integrates shading devices in the façade. To this end two case studies are chosen due to their complex geometries and integrated daylight devices. The effect of different parameters of the daylight devices is analysed through Climate base daylight metrics (CBDM).

1-Wavy Facade

In this ParaCourse Lesson, I will teach you how to model a wavy facade in Grasshopper. This tutorial is somehow Hard so watching the Multi-curve Attractor lesson will help you to understand the steps easily.

RMIT Design Hub

In this Rhino Grasshopper Tutorial, I will model the rotating circular panels of the RMIT Design Hub Building. First, we will take a look at the building’s facade and how its constructed. Then we will make the circles in Rhino and then export them into Grasshopper and start rotating them based on a point attractor. We will also model the rotating axis of the windows.

Interactive Kinetic Sculptures - Parametric Design

Interactive Kinetic Sculptures

This parametric design video is about Interactive Kinetic Sculptures by Ivan Black. Ivan Black creates interactive kinetic sculptures that are like giant mesmerizing art toys for adults to play with.

Informed Architecture

Informed Architecture

This book connects the different topics and professions involved in information technology approaches to architectural design, ranging from computer-aided design, building information modeling and programming to simulation, digital representation, augmented and virtual reality, digital fabrication and physical computation.

Reuben Margolin: Kinetic Art - Parametric Design

Reuben Margolin: Kinetic Art

First inspired by the mysterious and mathematical qualities of a caterpillars crawl, artist Reuben Margolin creates large-scale kinetic sculptures that use pulleys and motors to recreate the complex movements and structures we see in nature.

Sectioning Surface

In this Rhino Grasshopper Tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to make a series of sections from a surface. First, we will model the surface in Rhino and then we will use contour to make the sections.

Laser Origami - Laser Cut Design

Laser Origami

LaserOrigami is a rapid prototyping system that produces 3D objects using a laser cutter. LaserOrigami is substantially faster than traditional 3D fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and unlike traditional laser cutting the resulting 3D objects require no manual assembly.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

The Computational Design program takes a computer science view of design, applying both the science and art of computing to design problems, in relation to creation, presentation, analysis, evaluation, interaction or aesthetic expression; in real and imagined applications, both perceived and conceived.

Shell Structures for Architecture

Shell Structures for Architecture

Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques.