algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Event Details


Time: June 27, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Location: Paris
Phone: 06 52 64 51 09
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Francesco Cingolani
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2014

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Event Description

In march 2014 the first REACTION 1401 took place in Paris. Due to a large number of applications, we were unable to accept all the participants.

We have decided to replicate the workshop on 27-29th of June 2014.

Registration is now open.


Design in contemporary architecture focuses on being evolutionary, temporary, changeable, but above all adaptable and customizable to the socio-technological contexts and to people’s needs. By working in tandem with new technologies through potentially endless approximations, designers can more easily and precisely ensure that every morphological decision responds to the multiple requirements of different environments.

REACTION 1401 / JUNE 2014

REACTION 1401 focuses on understanding and controlling the logics of genetics or evolutionary algorithms. Those evolutionary solvers apply the principles of evolution found in nature to find an optimal solution to a problem. We will explore the potentials of those design techniques. Environmental and energetic data will be the main inputs of those processes that will drive our design choices towards flexible, progressive, interactive solutions.


Basic modeling skills in Rhino and Grasshopper are required.
No specific environmental modelling design skills are required (although an introductory knowledge of environmental modelling is welcome).
Participants should bring their own laptop with a pre-installed software. The software package needed has no additional cost for the participant (Rhino can be downloaded as evaluation version, Grasshopper and plugins are free). These softwares are subject to frequent updates, so a download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants a few days before the workshop.
The main plugins for Grasshopper that will be used are:
Heliotrope, Galapagos, Goat, Meshedit, Mesh+, Elk, gHowl.
They are all available here.


You have no skills in Grasshopper ?
No worries, we have a basic level workshop for you : check-it out !


WHEN : 27,28,29 of March 2014

WHERE : Paris, details to be defined




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