AAD Algorithms Aided DEsign

The book “Algorithms-Aided Design” presents design methods based on the use of Grasshopper®, a visual algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhinoceros®, the 3D modeling software by McNeel & Associates allowing users to explore accurate freeform shapes. The book provides computational techniques to develop and control complex geometries, covering parametric modeling, digital fabrication techniques, form-finding strategies, environmental analysis and structural optimization. It also features case studies and contributions by researchers and designers from world’s most influential universities and leading architecture firms.

Main topics: Grasshopper environment and plug-in software; Parametric modeling and advanced data management; NURBS curves and surfaces; Meshes and Subdivision Surfaces; Digital fabrication techniques; Recursions; Form-finding strategies; Particle-spring systems; Topology Optimization; Evolutionary solvers; Environment-informed design

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The book is available for shipping to Italy. For purchases from other States of the world, the book goes on sale on October 13, 2014 on Amazon.it, Amazon.es, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, etc. For any questions you can contact us by e-mail info@lepenseur.it