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Visual Studio

Visual Studio is one of the best friends for the computational designer, providing a user-friendly programming environment. Although it is rather easy to create a .NET script inside Grasshopper, it is almost impossible to produce a larger and more complex one without a proper editor. VS also provides a debugger, very handy to seek code […]

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Grasshopper

Grasshopper is a free plugin for Rhinoceros3D, initially named Explicit History. It allows designers to parametrically build their project not only using most of the functions of Rhinoceros but of its many plugins. homepage download Plugins Kangaroo Take a look at some examples tagged with Kangaroo. Plankton Take a look at some examples tagged with Plankton.

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Shell Structures for Architecture

A very comprehensive book on form finding and optimization in architecture, it collects several works by emerging researchers in the field along with others. Sigrid Adriaenssens, Philippe Block and Chris Williams investigate well-known architectures such as the roofing for the inner courtyard of the Maritime Dutch Museum or the Queen Elizabeth II courtyard in the British Museum.