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Generative Skyscraper Designs


Learn how to generate a building parametrically using Rhino, Grasshopper and Galapagos.
Best for:

Architects looking to automatically generate infinite versions of building designs.

Difficulty:
Duration:
2 Hours

Learning Objectives


  1. Learn how to create a building using points and Surfaces in Grasshopper
  2. Learn how to create an array of levels in a building.
  3. Learn how to input parameters into Galapagos to automate the generation of building designs.
  4. Learn how to save and export building designs generated using Grasshopper and Galapagos.

Course Modules



Learn how to create a building that can be edited parametrically.
  • 01 | Introduction
  • 02 | Initial Building Points
  • 03 | Top Building Points
  • 04 | Round the Curves
  • 05 | Add Rotation
  • 06 | Add in a Second Building
Learn how to add variation to each parameter using Minimum and Maximum values and a Seed Generator.
  • 01 | Random Numbers
  • 02 | Creating a Cluster
  • 03 | Converting All Parameters
  • 04 | Adjusting Building 2
Learn how to merge two buildings together and create joint floorplates.
  • 01 | Creating Planes
  • 02 | Creating Floorplates
Learn how to use Galapagos to find the optimal size fitness of the buildings.
  • 01 | Determine Gross Floor Area
  • 02 | Galapagos Solver
  • 03 | Recording the Galapagos Solver
  • 04 | Adjusting the Inputs
  • 05 | Editing the Script
  • 06 | Bake out Iterations
A quick wrap-up of the course.
  • 01 | Previewing the Iterations

Skills and Careers




2D/3D Modelling


Design Automation


Digital Modelling


Digital Optimization and Performance


Evolving Architectures


Generative Design


Generative Processes


Parametric Design


Programming


Architectural Design


Data Analysis

These are some great careers that this course will prepare you for:

3D Modeller, 3d Parametric Design And Visualisation Specialist, Architect, Architectural And Urban Design Specialist, Architectural Assistant, Architectural visualiser, Computational Designer, Design Technology Specialist, Designer, Digital Design Engineer, Senior Designer, Technologist, Urban Designer

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Anycie Coorey


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Architect designing

You'll design faster and more accuratelly


Our members report on average they save 4.4 hours a week per person on design after taking our training. We also provide time-saving plugins to eliminate manual work.

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You'll be supported


Our ArchiStar expert team and massive ArchiStar community are here to support you. We answer any question you have within 24 hours (normally a lot faster).


Our Guarantee to You

Increase your expertise and become a successful professional, check our courses:

Architect designing

You'll design faster and more accuratelly


Our members report on average they save 4.4 hours a week per person on design after taking our training. We also provide time-saving plugins to eliminate manual work.



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You will save money


We have over $25,434 worth of members discounts on most popular software programs. Also, with the design time savings you can take on more projects without adding new staff.



Online support

You'll be supported


Our ArchiStar expert team and massive ArchiStar community are here to support you. We answer any question you have within 24 hours (normally a lot faster).





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This learning platform is world class. Our first and second-year students are now producing work previously only reserved for Masters-level students.




If you want to get ideas out of your brain and into 3D design, or even to 3D printing like me, this is the place to go.




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