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An Introduction to Using Grasshopper for Architecture

by Anthony Rosengren

Parametric and generative design is increasingly becoming a valuable tool for Architects. Get an introductory look at the fundamentals of parametric and generative design using Grasshopper for Rhino. Software required: Rhino with the Grasshopper Plugin

What you'll learn

Architects often require a freedom of expression that can be limited by design software. Further, the process of testing ideas can be tedious and time consuming. Parametric and generative design, using Grasshopper, gives the designer the opportunity to resolve these problems through visual programming. In this course, An Introduction to Using Grasshopper for Architecture, you'll take a look at some of the capabilities of Grasshopper and get started on the workflow of the software. First, you'll get to know the interface of Grasshopper. Next, you'll discover how to build your first parametric object. Finally, you'll explore how to create a generative facade and optimize forms using evolutionary problem solving. By the end of this course, you'll learn how to apply Grasshopper to your own workflow. Software required: Rhino with the Grasshopper Plugin

About the author

Anthony started his career as a Civil Engineer, and was involved in both consulting and construction, before completing a bachelors degree in Architecture. Working in Architectural design highlighted the some of the enormous benefits parametric design can bring to Architectural and Engineering design. Anthony is currently working in Europe, exploring potential workflows in digital fabrication and parametric design.

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