Workshop 04: Parametric Structures
Benjamin Howes | On 20, Mar 2017
Digital Futures Workshop Series
School of Undergraduate Architecture
Interactive Structural Design in Grasshopper
Location: HHS 111
Date + Time: Sun, 2017.03.26, 12-3pm
Instructors: Benjamin Howes
Description: This workshop will serve as an introduction to performance-driven structural design using Karamba, a structural analysis plugin for Grasshopper. The exercises will demonstrate how to properly model structural systems for accurate analysis, and how to use high level analysis feedback to drive the design process. The content will progress from simple beam analysis, onto single structural bay and long span roof truss examples, and will conclude with a structural design space navigation using Colibri and Design Explorer.
Requirements: Participants are required to bring a laptop with Rhino 5.0 installed on their laptops and download and install the latest version of Grasshopper and following software.
Questions or Comments: Please contact us at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Downloads: Please download workshop files before the start of the workshop:
- Download > right click .zip file > properties > unblock, apply, OK.
- Unzip and follow instructions in /plugins/install.txt