8bit Ledoux

•May 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment

An idea Jessica In and I had for reinterpreting older notions of architecture…

Boulee Metropolitan Church


Lequeu Et nous aussi nous serons meres

Ledoux Ideal Shepard’s House

Specs on Outback

•April 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Student work from the Francois Roche RMIT visiting studio is now public. You can check out the panels and some videos here:


nCertainties Final Review

•April 13, 2012 • Leave a Comment


WIP projects and code here: http://scripts.crida.net/gh/ncertainties


•February 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment

DDA Repository is an online repository of scripts, definitions, reference material, logic diagrams, primers, tutorials, images and videos that is part of an ongoing research project run by Prof Bharat Dave and myself at the University of Melbourne. In the creators experience of teaching scripting and parametric tools (grasshopper) to architecture students it is difficult for students to pick up and extend upon either the work of previous students or examples/code they have found elsewhere. Consequently the work they produce (and this may extend broadly to a large proportion of parametric models) struggles to resolve complex design or programming problems and consistently falls back on the familiarity of conceptually simple models.

We have been developing DDA Repository over the past year and although it is still in design stage and pretty buggy, we would love to invite teachers and students of digital design to come forward and explore two aspects of the project. We have developed a simple tool to allow students to create logic diagrams of their designs and scripting process, which are then converted to metadata within the main, online grid of content. The website becomes an interlinked network of imagery and tags in an attempt to associate design outcomes with scripts, tutorials and pseudocode. In this way students can explore not only a script that may have facilitated a built outcome, but also similar tutorials, reference projects and concepts.

A couple of studios and workshops have also created subpages in order to share content with a specific focus. If anyone thinks they may be interested in using the site for a workshop or class (or almost anything for that matter), please let us know.

Bend Workshop Manual

•February 5, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The manual for our upcoming workshop is now completed with one day to spare, and now it is online for all to use. The workshop explores CNC Wire Forming through a series of seminars, models and exercises which are included in the manual.


•December 5, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I will be helping to run a design-build workshop with exlab this February out of our new studio. BEND (in anticipation of playing with some CNC wire formers) will create a collaborative environment encompassing architecture, art, design and fabrication. The workshop will run for two weeks in February culminating in a full scale built work and exhibition. For details and registration go to http://www.exlab.org/2011/10/2012-summer-workshop-creative-computing-digital-fabrication/

PAS – The Performance

•November 4, 2011 • Leave a Comment

All three of the studios I was involved with this semester are wrapping up. Above is media from the Performative Architecture Studio installation at Melbourne University. The studio was run by Stanislav Roudavski, Roger Alsop and myself and will be exhibited at Pausefest on Saturday the 12th November.


•November 4, 2011 • Leave a Comment

IMPLICIT is a second year studio I helped run with Tim Schork at the Monash school or Architecture and Design. Photos above are of a 1 to 1 installation completed as part of the studio by Erica Ching.

Performative Architecture Studio 0.1

•October 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The Performative Architecture Studio I am helping teach at Melbourne University with Stanislav Roudavski and Roger Alsop is getting to crunch time. Some of the techniques developed and posted on this blog are being utilised by students to produce a full scale dynamic installation. The photo above (credit: Viet Hoang) demonstrates on of the first runs of a large population agent system interacting with DMX lights and colour tracking through max MSP.

Mesh Colour Components

•October 9, 2011 • 1 Comment

I remade the script from the previous post as GH clusters in order to facilitate multiple operations on the mesh faces (several extrusions for example). Unfortunately the definition needs to explode all of the mesh faces in order to extrude them separately, which slows it down considerably. Download below.

GH Vertex Colour Extrude