The waving wall

27 06 2009




This  research was done for Gage/Clemenceau Architects . The wall was generated in rhinoscript based on the logic of weaving elements.

Wax and Water 3dPrint

25 06 2009

For my final model I chose a small section of the overall model to 3d print. These are some immages of the section model.


WF_094 rhino scripting seminar

24 06 2009


The role of the computer as an integral tool for architecture is rapidly changing.  When once it was simply used to create construction documents it is now used as a design aid and in some cases a consultant. This class will offer the opportunity for architects and designers to begin to understand and utilize the algorithmic process as a tool for design by way of Rhinoscript. Scripting is not considered a means to an end but rather a valuable tool used to make certain tasks less tedious and certain decisions more informed.

There are many tools currently available to achieve parametric control of a project. We are choosing Rhinoscipt because of its relatively low cost and high level of resources and documentation. We also feel it is important for our students to come away from the class more comfortable with computer syntax. Learning to understand syntax is a timeless skill which will always be at the core of the algorithmic process.  Additionally we feel that scripting is something that is learned overtime with a very “hands on” attitude.  This is why we leave ample time between classes for independent investigation.

This seminar utilizes techniques that include both “bottom up” and “top down” design strategies, aiming to provide exposure to both theoretical and practical applications of scripting in architecture.

This class is specifically focused on dealing with populations of parametric and standardized components. All scripts and documentation will be provided in class.

At the conclusion of the seminar students will be able to read, modify and compose scripts written with Rhinoscript. Furthermore students will understand the potential of using scripting as a tool for analysis and optimization rather than simply a form generator.

Class Structure

Classes will be held from 7:30 to 10 on Wednesday nights at 28 west 27th st in Manhattan at Studios GO . Each class will consist of a short lecture, guided example and work session. Scripts will be distributed to provide an example and basis for independent study between classes.

For further information and pricing contact workshops factory : with the subject “nyc”.

Spaces Available

Please find the Syllabus below


WF_092_ workshops factory in Barcelona

19 06 2009 invited Workshops Factory to run a workshop at Iaac in Barcelona. It will take place between 17th and 21st of August 2009.The workshops will be focused on bottom-up processes in architecture.

The languege of the event is polish. In order to register send an email to Marta Atman.

More information is available at (info in polish only).

WF_094_ workshops factory in Manhattan

19 06 2009

Upcoming scripting seminar will take place in New York City , from  July 22nd to August  12th 2009 – classes will take place every Wednesday  evening  plus consultation online. The seminar will be hosted by Studios GO .

If you have any questions or you would like to sign up for the course please write to Monika and Erik at with the subject of  “scripting NYC”.

Wax and Water, a new approach

10 06 2009

As the project progressed I began to use processing as my tool of choice. With processing I was able to simulate a set of particals moving through a field and distorting it. With this I was able to create an effect similar to boiling water being poured repeatedly onto a solid block  of wax. Holes are created and material starts to relocate making bridges and voids. In the rendering you can see where the particals had their main avenue of flow and where they became more eratic at the end of the corridor creating some very interesting geometry. The surface was generated using Rhino and Rhinoscript.

These 6 forms are the result of different settings in the program. some variables include fluid eraticness, fluid speed , material/field density and time of processing.


Here is a shot of the interior of one of the variations with sun reflecting through the walls.


Wax and Water

10 06 2009

During my first semester at Pratt we analyzed the material interaction of wax and water. Different results emerged depending on the temperatures of the 2 different materials as well as the fashion in which they are introduced. In my case I mapped and simulated the process of both hot water and hot wax flowing down a surface while cooling. This resulted in the water pulling the wax down the surface and layering on top of its self. Below is a diagram of a density map, where wax built up and layered in some areas while thinning in others. The image is the result of a rhinoscript that simulates this process.



A new member of Workshops Factory

10 06 2009

Workshops Factory has expanded by adding a new member .

Erik Thorson has graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has received a Master of Architecture with an emphasis in digital tectonics from IaaC. Erik is currently enrolled in Pratt Institute and works as a designer in New York City. His emphasis is on the integration of computer science and architectural design.

workshops factory at OSSA 2009

3 06 2009

OSSA students assembly invited workshops factory to guide one of workshops at OSSA2009 in Poznań, Poland, October 2009. Partisipants will work on subject given by OSSA “Emocje Poznania” and will fabricate products or furniture using the two axis CNC milling machine.

Participants should apply in September at Information about applications will be available at