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algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Realized already at the end of last year, the tram and bus shelter is located at the "Münchner Freiheit", Munich. Based on the successful competition entry by OX2 Architekten, Aachen, initially designed as a fibre composite construction, RPM Architekten, Munich were commissioned to realize the project in a material alternative. Diverse building components of the steel construction were generated via Grasshopper.




In the following are several results of the GH applications starting from the various ribs definitions to the seating furniture as the last piece installed on construction site.

Ribs. Vertical ribs declining linear in construction height / Ribs normal to roof surface


Light and Sound Elements / Traffic Signage / Tram Wires

Suspension geometry and position of drill-hole in undulating steel roof plate


Dome Structure on Columns.



Dome Structure on Columns. Point Mounting Geometry



Seating furniture. Controlled by Points and BiArc's

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Comment by michaeldrobnik on October 4, 2010 at 1:07am
Thanks everybody. We definitely wanted to have a continuos surface and with a 1:1 mock-up we could see that it is possible to build such a surface. Actually it is a 10mm thick structural plate, there's no additional covering. The main reason why the final result is not as smooth as wished is that the short time frame of 8 months for prefabrication and assembly was definitely too short.
Cheers Michael
Comment by AS on September 26, 2010 at 4:22am
Impressive work!
btw, it was nice meeting you in Vienna,
Cheers Andreas
Comment by Patrick Bedarf on September 25, 2010 at 12:35pm
Really nice project. Especially the columns are well defined and executed. Unfortunately that does not count for the ceiling surfaces - did you originally wanted to have a continuously smooth finish there?
Comment by Dicky Ferd on September 16, 2010 at 11:20am
Michael it's awesome, congrats man

grüß aus Stuttgart
Comment by taz on September 15, 2010 at 12:29pm
Really cool! Roof structure looks similar to ship construction.

Luis, it was Robert that started a discussion but not to worry... I found it again.

There are surely dozens more GH projects I've seen from time to time.

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/designers-of-all-things
Comment by Ivan Kiryakov on September 15, 2010 at 5:35am
Great work!Love the street furniture!
Comment by Tristan Morgan on September 15, 2010 at 1:58am
this is fantastic!
Comment by Luis Fraguada on September 14, 2010 at 1:08pm
Excellent stuff Michael! We should have an area of the site for projects designed through GH. I thought Taz had started a post, but it would be nice to have more prominence on the website. Thank you for sharing!

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