Develop a Twisted Skyscraper with Grasshopper

Stefan Boeykens, Architect-Engineer-Composer

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9 Videos (55m)
    • Introduction to Grasshopper

    • Translate a Series of Curves

    • Turning Torso introduction

    • The Central Core

    • Twisting the Curves

    • Floor Thickness

    • Calculating a facade: preparation

    • Calculating a Facade: continued

    • Reflecting on the overall result


About This Class

In this course, you apply a basic knowledge of 3D modelling into a Parametric Approach. 

Instead of creating one or two design models for a project, you learn how to develop an interactive, adapting model, controlled by a few chosen design parameters and capable of generating a wide range of design variants. Use the clever components to define an efficient and powerful system of interconnected components, creating geometry and applying geometric and mathematical operations. 

Learn the same techniques innovative architectural offices apply, such as Foster of Hadid, to develop their complex designs. 

Use a combination of modeled and generated geometry and still allow visual, artistic control over the result.

So please join us and discover this widely popular visual programming system and discover how you can create some surprising results with ease.

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

This was a decent tutorial, divided into sections quite well, clear layout of nodes but as a beginner I would prefer a little more and deeper explanation as to why we have to use a certain formula for example, also the outcome itself is not very impressive design wise but still a good lesson to follow.
Great class. Would love to see more videos on Grasshopper for architecture.
However the lesson starts with introduction, it' s not a lecture for beginners but for a person taking the grasshopper course like me, it was very beneficial and clear explanation of the use of the some commands.
Ahmet Can Karakadılar

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Stefan Boeykens


Stefan is an Architect-Engineer from Belgium, with a PhD. on Building Information Modeling (BIM), but enjoys a wide variety of subjects, including 3D Modeling and Visualisation with ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Rhinoceros, Cinema4D and Unity but also music composition and guitar playing, with Ableton Live.

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