algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Copycating the Soumaya Museum guys...

Playing with optimization concept used for Soumaya Museum's facade.

- 6-dimensional k-means clustering
- ~6000 triangular panels grouped in 15 families
- equilibrium reached after 40-50 iterations
- computation time ~8-12 minutes
- native GH components + Anemone


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Comment by Neil Meredith on March 3, 2014 at 12:44pm

Have a look here for more specifics on the hex panel optimization done for the museum.

Comment by Mike Pacheco on January 15, 2014 at 6:58am

great work !!!   I´m kind of new using anemone components, can u upload a tutorial for this ? it would be awesome .   

Comment by I_M_F [Iker Mugarra Flores] on January 15, 2014 at 5:58am
Amazing work Mateusz!!! Impressive optimization....
Comment by Mateusz Zwierzycki on January 15, 2014 at 4:31am

Dario - I saw Alexander Pena de Leon's lecture at 2013 eCAADe(Prague), in which he described this optimization method. 

Comment by DarioSandoval on January 15, 2014 at 3:16am

Actually, does anybody knows if the parametric design part of the Soumaya Museum facade was made by the same studio (FR-EE) or it involved any specialized computational design studio? Thnx!

Comment by taz on December 23, 2013 at 2:19pm
Comment by Caelum Praecelsus Arquitectura on December 23, 2013 at 10:43am


I would be interested in learning more about the process. Is it a matter of defining domains and looping the algorithm until panels fall into a set predetermined domain tolerances?

Comment by patric guenther on December 22, 2013 at 9:49am

nice job! I have the same question as shima has. did you defined tolerances in your definition? I am also working on something very similar. would be very nice, and help me a lot, if you could share your definition with me?

Comment by Mateusz Zwierzycki on December 22, 2013 at 5:54am

Shima : Same size.

Comment by shima roshanzamir on December 22, 2013 at 3:51am

great work. may I ask if the panels in one group have exact same size or you defined a tolerance?


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