Parametric Seating – Summer midterm project

The Parametric Seating project brief is embedded below, and is also available on google docs at this link.  Unlike last semester, students were asked to choose an existing seating system to model in rhino and grasshopper instead of designing their own.  Hopefully by taking the design work off the table, we’ll be able to better focus on proper technique and gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of parametric and rule-based modeling.

Class Syllabus

This is the class blog for INT 659.01, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper: Rule Based Modeling, at the Pratt Institute Interior Design department, Spring 2012.  The class syllabus can be viewed as a google document at this link.  Here is an excerpt from the abstract:

“Rhino and Grasshopper: Rule Based Modeling is an advanced level Interiors course that will teach students the fundamentals of rule-based modeling for design applications in Interior Design, Architecture and Product Design.  The curriculum will encourage a conceptual shift away from the authorship of individual design artifacts towards the creation and navigation of rule based design spaces.  In order to do so, the course will investigate rule-based and parametric design concepts and techniques in the context of a generative modeling environment: Grasshopper for Rhino.”