algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Developed by the Smart Space team at BuroHappold Engineering, SmartForm is a suite of tools that allow you to rapidly model, analyse and optimise complex freeform shapes found in modern architecture.

Location: Bath, London, Dubai
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Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2023

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How do you dramatically increase the number of identical panels within a freeform structure?

SmartCluterting is an advance panelling tool that reduces the amount of unique panels. In the example above the entire façade has been clustered into ten unique panels.Continue

Started by Smart Space Dec 5, 2014.

Want to test if the façade panels are flat within the construction tolerance?

Do it using SmartForm. By analysing the planarity of your panels, you can ensure easy fabrication.Continue

Started by Smart Space Nov 20, 2014.

How do you verify the 'fabricability' your façade panels?

It is easy and quick to use SmartFormAnalyser to verify façade panel sizes.Feel free to download and play with this beta release. We are constantly updating our tools, adding new functionally and…Continue

Tags: Engineering, BuroHappold, SmartForm

Started by Smart Space Nov 3, 2014.

How do you relax? A complex freeform shape we mean. Here is how…

Use SmartForm to relax and smoothen complex forms making them structurally more efficient.Feel free to download and play with this beta release. We are constantly updating our tools, adding new…Continue

Tags: Space, Smart, BuroHappold, SmartForm

Started by Smart Space Oct 3, 2014.

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Comment by Ignacio Miñano González on April 20, 2020 at 10:01

Hi Martin,

I am waiting for your approval on Smart Solutions Network. I wanted to become a member as I would like to test the component for my master's thesis. Specifically, I am very interested in the nodes clustering tool. I also have one question, do the bars loose their straightness after performing the clustering? 

Thanks in advance!


Comment by Stef Hoeijmakers on April 26, 2016 at 1:21

Thanks Martin, no problem!

Comment by Martin Henriksen on April 25, 2016 at 23:57

Hi Stef,

You are now verified on SSN. Apologies for the delay, as mentioned we are verifying manually to combat spam accounts.

Comment by Stef Hoeijmakers on April 25, 2016 at 4:00

Hi Martin,

I have the same issue as Jeg and am waiting for my registration to be approved. Because I couldn't find a way to contact you on the SSN website (Í cannot put comments there until my application has been approved) I decided to contact you this way.

Could you please let me know when my registration will be verified? Thanks in advance!


Comment by Jeg on October 17, 2015 at 9:25


Thanks so much for that!  I'm testing it now.



Comment by Martin Henriksen on October 16, 2015 at 2:16

Hi Jeg,

You should have been verified on SSN, we are currently verifying users manually to combat spam accounts.

For issues regarding SmartMove please ask on the SSN site.

FYI we will be releasing a much updated version very soon

Comment by Jeg on October 8, 2015 at 7:04

Hi, I'm interested in trialing your SmartMove plugin for GH.

I've registered on your website - - and am awaiting verification to be able to download the plugin.

I'm just emailing to check whether there's anything else I can/should be doing, and to get an idea how long that verification will take.


~Jeg Dudley

Comment by Ethan on May 28, 2015 at 8:06

Thanks for the great plug in. I am using it to analyse 100 meshes, I turn them into smart meshes and pass them to the analyzer but only one mesh gets colored? The data is passing through the component because when I turn the smart meshes back to regular meshes they are all shown in preview again... any thoughts? Thanks again. 

Comment by Martin Henriksen on May 28, 2015 at 7:05

Hi Juan, 

What exactly is the problem you are trying to fix? 

Do you mean the 'pinching' condition that has been marked is the problem as you want the diamonds to be uniform throughout? 

The boundary of your geometry has a dramatic change and will effect the resulting uv divison. SmartForm will not change the topology of your division.

To get a more uniform look consider creating the diamond pattern with some more regular geometry and then using the outline of you current geometry a a 'cookie-cutter'

Comment by Juan Camps on May 8, 2015 at 13:19

Hi all, I'm trying to fix with SmartForm a diamond panel UV subdivision I did using Lunchbox. I'm new to SmartForm since someone suggested on a different post I did that this would be a way of doing it. Here's a screenshot. Any ideas? Thanks!


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