Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Moving Day

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Real World Unit Conversion

This vb Component for Grasshopper allows the user to convert between real world units, ex. inches to centimeters, picas to sun, take your pick. The result is the conversion of one units value to another. The conversion works by taking the input unit and converting it to centimeters as a normal, then multiplies it against the conversion ratio for the specified output unit.
The unit converter supports the following units of measurement, both archaic and common:angstrom, bu, cable, centimeter, chain, chi, cho, cun, decimeter, fathom, fen, foot, furlong, hand, hao, hu, inch, jyo, kabiet, kairi, ken, keub, kilometer, league, li, line, link, meter, micrometre, mil, mile, millimeter, mon, nieu, nonometer, perch, pica, pixel, point, ri, rod, sawk, seaLeague, seaMile, sen, shortCable, shyaku, si, sun, surveyFoot, twip, wah, yard, yin, yote ,zhang.
Ratio's were determined through and .

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Grasshopper Section Updates

The grasshopper section of now has several grasshopper features/ components available for download.
-Advanced Slider (adds low, high, and increment parameters to slider)

-UnitizeValues (takes a series of numbers and unitizes them from 0-1)

-Resequence Point Grid (if a list of points goes row by row, it reorders the points column by column)

-Materialize Vector (converts vectors to a series of polysurfaces for visualization)

-Prev/ Next Point(takes a series of points and produces two list of associated "next" and "prev" points in sequence)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

GEODEX update: Complete

GEODEX is not fully reformatted and up and running with new geometry added. Updates include:
- all geometry types available in Rhino Script txt and downloadable Grasshopper .ghx formats
- all Rhinoscript files updated and corrected (various errors existed and were fixed)
- equations now included parametric, cartesian, and polar.
- comments now available (open for requests and corrections)
- several geometric functions added including serpentine, conchoid, folium, and rhodonea curves

updates to come:
- production of each equation in parametric, cartesian, and polar when available
- additional curve and surface types to be added

until then, enjoy

Congratulations to Form-ula

Congratulations to Form-ula for being one of the six winners of the AIA OPEN CALL for Innovative Curtain Wall Design for their curtain wall design, titled F.A.T. (Fluent Adipose Tectonic): Face Lift. The project will be presented as part of the Integrate : Innovate exhibition coming up at the AIA New York Center for Architecture. I was proud to participate at Form-ula on the project and look forward to seeing future developments from this uniquely innovative office.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Grasshopper now has a devoted Grasshopper Section within the resources pool which will feature .ghx tools and vbComponents in addition to the RhinoScript tools collection. The current focus is on mimicking many of the Rhinoscript functions and methods for structuring and navigating information with the idea of creating a simple set of custom vbComponents to reduce "clutter" in the grasshopper workspace without making the functions too opaque or complex. The basic structure of the downloadable files is a grouped area, which is the tool or component itself and a corresponding "sample" application which plugs into, but is placed outside of, the group. The purpose is to relay the function of the tool without making it difficult to understand where the moment of input and output are. It can be assumed that many of these tools will become obsolete as the plugin continues to develop, or that the workflow these tools are geared towards may not be compatible with many users methods, but still, if they are useful, enjoy.

Friday, April 2, 2010


GeoDex for Grasshopper is now under development.
This new addition to the GeoDex page of will allow the user to now download a Grasshopper vb component version of all the available formulas.
Currently only the Hypotrochoid is available, but others will be added slowly.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I recently saw an exhibition on the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi at Japan Society in NYC and was taken with the elegent simplicity of his representation of natural forces in a graphic medium. The following is one of a growing library of Rhinoscripts looking to produce spatial graphics of natural forces which can be captured in two dimensions.
This Rhino Script produces a series of lines which fall like rain upon Rhino's cplane. If a droplet hits there is a splash. The user can input the number clusters where the rain will fall from, the relative radius of the cluster, the percentage of the way that the rain can fall short as well as a few other conditions. The rain is colored with a gradient according to distance along the V domain of the surface to allow for the production of depth.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Choice: Finalist for James Beard Award, 2010

Choice Market, by Evan Douglis Studio is a finalist for the 2010 James Beard Award, Outstanding Restaurant Design. Congratulations to Evan Douglis and the whole team who worked to make this project possible.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Choice: Update

The architect's Newspaper recently posted the first architectural review of Choice restaurant on their site. The review focuses on the materiality of the space and features a brief conceptual quote from Evan Douglis.

Choice Dumbo, Open for Business

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Choice Dumbo, a project I have worked on for 2 years at Evan Douglis Studio is now open for business.
I want to first say thank you to everyone who has contributed and pitched in their time and effort to make it happen.

The space features a custom produced modular ceiling interfaces with a series of hand made glass blown chandeliers, which were produced in Brooklyn. Below are a series of links which house some documentation of the project in a variety of media. Currently documentation on the web focuses on the food and restaurant end, however, documentation of the architecture of the space will be coming very soon.
In the mean time, check it out yourself at
108 Jay st. Brooklyn, NY, just off the York st. F stop.
The food is amazing and I hope you enjoy the space.

Documentation found around the internet

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Randomly Evaluate N-gon

This processing application, originally developed for a geometrically packed particle system at Evan Douglis Studio, provides the user the ability to generate a point along a parametrically defined polygon by altering the source code. The class n-gon contained in the source code, provides the user 5 inputs
1&2) an origin "x" coordinate and "y" coordinate
3) the circumscribed radius of the polygon
4) the number of faces constructing the polygon
5) the unitized value (btw 0-1) of the polygon

The result is point evaluated along a mathematical polygon.

The application at the following link showcases the capabilities of the n-Gon's parameters.

A Rhinoscript version will be coming very soon.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Developed to simulate the little bit of randomness which exists when you hand make things and place them in the real world this tool simply shakes things up a little bit. Simply this rhinoscript uses a random function to produced minor variations in Position (move), Orientation (rotation), and Dimension (scale) within a range specified by the user.