generative modeling for Rhino
For the past 18 months I've been working as part of Method Design developing the geometry for the structural and connection steel for the cast stone in this project. It's now been featured on both the archdaily and the architect's newspaper...
Grasshopper has been the primary design tool for our part in this project's development. Even the parts that are more "hand" drawn rely heavily on grasshopper to extract useful information about orientations and then to instantiate those elements of the design that couldn't be generated fully by algorithm. As the project winds down, I'll post a more detailed review of the process.
In the meantime, I really wanted to thank Jon Mirtschin for Geometry Gym and all of his support, which allowed for us to fully develop our geometry in Rhino/GH and send it over to Robot for full analysis. For the last and most complicated phases of our work (which are featured yet...they still live in my computer!), we have begun using Karamba. I wanted to thank its developers as well, as it has allowed for us to quickly sketch and test our structures before doing fully-blown analysis. Of course all of the standby's have been employed, from Kangaroo to [U TO]'s Mesh Edit tools to Weaverbird...and of course for Grasshopper itself. I couldn't do what I do without it. I am constantly amazed by and deeply grateful for the generosity of the contributors to this forum.