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Geometría de formas estructurales y formas de transición

Luis Fernando García Lara Arquitecto y doctorando en la ETSAB-UPC, comparte aquí algunos de sus estudios en la revista In Situ:

in_situ.jpg Las escuelas provisionales de La Sagrada Familia (1,03 MB)

Barracas de piedra en seco (936 KB)

Iglesia San Juan de Ávila (1,71 MB)

Geometría informática arquitectónica

Manuel Hidalgo lleva más de 50 años entregado a la geometría descriptiva, y se ha dedicado a la docencia en la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Con más de 20 años de experiencia en CAD y usuario de Rhino desde las primeras versiones, Manuel pone a disposición de los usuarios de Rhino todo el material utilizado en sus clases a estudiantes de Arquitectura. Tanto él como sus alumnos han encontrado en Rhino la herramienta ideal para calcular y representar cualquier forma imaginable con precisión absoluta.

Manuel Hidalgo has more than 50 years experience in descriptive geometry and has been teaching in the Universad Politécnica de Madrid. With more than 20 years experience in CAD, he chose Rhino as the tool for him and his students to represent any given form with total accuracy. Manuel Hidalgo is sharing his extensive manuals, a collection of theories, and exercises he has been using in his architectural classes:

Descargar los manuales.

[C]space DRL 10 Pavilion, London-UK

The [C]space presentation documents the design process and production of construction information for a dramatic temporary structure commissioned by the Architectural Association (AA) school in London. Through a competition open to AADRL graduates, an international jury selected the design for the pavilion. The commission celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of AA's Design Research Lab graduate course.

[C]space DRL 10 Pavilion, London-UK


SportPromotion uses Rhino and Expander. We specialize in inflatable structures for stands used in exhibitions. Visit our website to learn more.

Geometric Modeling with Conical Meshes and Developable Surfaces (PDF 5,6 MB) by Yang Liu (Univ. of Hong Kong), Helmut Pottmann (TU Wien), Johannes Wallner (TU Wien), Yong-Liang Yang (Tsinghua Univ., Beijing) and Wenping Wang (Univ. of Hong Kong)

In architectural free-form design, the relationship between shape and fabrication poses new challenges and requires more sophistication from the underlying geometry. The new concept of conical meshes satisfies central requirements for this application: They are quadrilateral meshes with planar faces and are particularly suited to the design of free-form glass structures.

Read the complete article here (PDF 5MB).


UNStudio is an international architectural practice in Amsterdam since 1988 with extensive experience in urbanism, infrastructure, and buildings on different scale levels (public, private, and utility).

Rhino is one of the key software pieces at this studio. One project example is Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany.

Knippers Helbig

Our team designs reliable, efficient, and sophisticated structures in cooperation with clients, architects, and contractors.

Creativity and design competence provide the background of our work and lead to innovative solutions.

Generally, we use Rhino in our office two ways. For projects like FH4 or Admirant Eindhoven we developed the triangular mesh. Modeling the entire building in projects like Probst Bridge Stuttgart enables us to generate drawings for the concrete formwork via CAD software directly from the 3-D model.

Architecture and the Rhino Math Plug-In

Professor Andrew Saunders teaches architectural students at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. In an advanced-level design studio dealing with differential geometry, they used the Math PlugIn to explore parametric surfaces with Rhino.

See the results here.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-born British citizen, as the 2004 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, marks the first time in its 26-year history that a woman has been named for this award.

Rhino has become one of the key software pieces at this studio. An example is the Mediatheque Intercommunale in Pau, France.

Reconstructivism by David Rutten

RhinoScript handout, surface relaxation, UV Eclipse, free scripts, and much more!

theverymany, Marc Fornes personal web site

Featuring free-form architecture using RhinoScript.

Stylianos Dritsas Digital Design + Fabrication Lab

RhinoScript samples and much more!

Jess Maerterer Rhino3DE

Math plug-in, Reverse Engineering, developable surfaces, Martha Herford by Frank Gehry and much more!

tensARC by Keith Wilkinson

Specialists in the design and development of lightweight tensile structures. Free Rhino furniture models.

Public sculpture by Heath Satow

Architecture and sculpture.

Spidron by Erdly Dniel

Simply visit this exciting site!

Rinus Roelofs, sculptor and mathematician

Escher in 3D!

Frank Gehry design and construction

Learn how Frank Gehry uses the latest technology!

Frank Gehry design and construction article.

Article by AEC News: “I found myself in the company of old friends - the solid modeling software developers for Rhinoceros known as Robert McNeel Associates. Oddly, the Rhinoceros people were hosting architects during the event, and I couldn't keep my curiosity in check.”

Some German user stories from our customers

Stackmaster Engineering Corporation

Using Rhino in design and development of manufacturing systems.

Titanic's Grand Staircase

I have always appreciated Titanic's Grand Staircase and the folks who designed it. Having modeled it once in the past I wanted to remodel it more accurately with Rhino.

Hope you enjoy it.

3D Digital Graphics home page

Titanic's Grand Staircase Page

Universal Joint Design Build

Universal Joint Design Build is an Austin-based design-build firm focused upon the bridging of architecture and engineering. In many ways we think architecture falls somewhere between sculpture and machine design.

Universal Joint Design Build's blog focuses upon the organization and rationalization of free-form structures.

Current research revolves around a Classical Mathematical Model Collection originally made by hand in plaster in the 1860s.

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