parametric engineering

Controlmad – Master in PARAMETRIC DESIGN

Controlmad – Master in PARAMETRIC DESIGN

Moritz Heimrath will be teaching Karamba as part of the new Master in Parametric Design in Madrid. APPLY NOW: karamba – parametric structural modeling workshop – Madrid http://www.controlmad.com/formacion/parametric-design/ The workshop will be concerned with fundamentals of structural analysis and address specific topics within guided examples. Based on parametric models we will look on: setup, tricks […]

How Virtual Becomes Real

How Virtual Becomes Real

Master of Architecture students of the University of Melbourne have completed a 12-week studio that involves using Rhino, Grasshopper and Karamba to produce grid-shell structures for a multipurpose centre at the PeakHurst High school, in NSW. During the first 4 weeks, the design studio will combine theoretical lectures with workshop and design sessions on parametric design, […]

Brand-X, Smart Structures Lab

Brand-X, Smart Structures Lab

The context for Smart Structures Lab is set within the Digital: through design, analysis and fabrication. We give you a platform for inventing your specific interest and focus; by analysing an aspect of your own choice, by situating your project, and by investigating the use of new materials, technologies, aesthetics, and novel spatial organizations -­‐ […]

ユーザーマニュアル日本語版 Karamba in Japanese

ユーザーマニュアル日本語版 Karamba in Japanese

Karamba 1.0.5 ユーザーマニュアルは日本語で利用できるようになりました。翻訳をしてくれた上原彰太に感謝します。 The Karamba 1.0.5 Manual is now available in Japanese. Thank you to Shota Uehara for the translation.

Iaac – Experimental Structures

Iaac – Experimental Structures

Manja van de Worp and her students explored the use of Karamba in designing staircases that were interpreted as material systems. Some examples of the results can be seen below. More information can be found on the Iaac blog.            Tensile Waving Staircase, by Alejandro Martinez del Campo, Ian Harold Mann, Pablo Miguel Marcet Pokorny, Ricardo […]


karamba3d karamba is fully embedded in parametric environment of Grasshopper which is a a plug-in for the 3d modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculation and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

karamba provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses and frames, and is easy to use for non-experts, tailored to the needs of architects, specifically, in the early design phase.

Download the latest karamba (1.0.5) release or Purchase a karamba PRO or STUDENT license. We now offer network licenses through the McNeel Zoo License server.

Controlmad – Master in PARAMETRIC DESIGN
Controlmad – Master in PARAMETRIC DESIGN

Moritz Heimrath will be teaching Karamba as part of the new Master in Parametric Design in Madrid. APPLY NOW: karamba – parametric structural modeling workshop – Madrid http://www.controlmad.com/formacion/parametric-design/ The workshop will be concerned with fundamentals of structural analysis and address specific topics within guided examples. Based on parametric models we will look on: setup, tricks […]

How Virtual Becomes Real
How Virtual Becomes Real

Master of Architecture students of the University of Melbourne have completed a 12-week studio that involves using Rhino, Grasshopper and Karamba to produce grid-shell structures for a multipurpose centre at the PeakHurst High school, in NSW. During the first 4 weeks, the design studio will combine theoretical lectures with workshop and design sessions on parametric design, […]

Brand-X, Smart Structures Lab
Brand-X, Smart Structures Lab

The context for Smart Structures Lab is set within the Digital: through design, analysis and fabrication. We give you a platform for inventing your specific interest and focus; by analysing an aspect of your own choice, by situating your project, and by investigating the use of new materials, technologies, aesthetics, and novel spatial organizations -­‐ […]

ユーザーマニュアル日本語版 Karamba in Japanese
ユーザーマニュアル日本語版 Karamba in Japanese

Karamba 1.0.5 ユーザーマニュアルは日本語で利用できるようになりました。翻訳をしてくれた上原彰太に感謝します。 The Karamba 1.0.5 Manual is now available in Japanese. Thank you to Shota Uehara for the translation.

Iaac – Experimental Structures
Iaac – Experimental Structures

Manja van de Worp and her students explored the use of Karamba in designing staircases that were interpreted as material systems. Some examples of the results can be seen below. More information can be found on the Iaac blog.            Tensile Waving Staircase, by Alejandro Martinez del Campo, Ian Harold Mann, Pablo Miguel Marcet Pokorny, Ricardo […]

The Bearable Lightness of Being – SG2014
The Bearable Lightness of Being – SG2014

As part of the workshop, Smart Geometry 2014 in Hong Kong, karamba will be featured as part of the cluster, The Bearable Lightness of Being. Find out more details about the workshop at the Smart Geometry workshop website. The Bearable Lightness of Being is about designing and producing an event structure, so light-weight that it will be […]

Eroded Morphologies – AA Jordan
Eroded Morphologies – AA Jordan

Karamba will be utilised and taught as part of the upcoming AA Visiting School. Further information regarding the workshop and application details can be found at the AA Visitng School website. AA Jordan is a ten-day computational architecture workshop as part of the Architectural Association’ Visiting School Programmes. Dates: June 14 – 24, 2014 Location: […]

Analog Digital
Analog Digital

As part of the class Analog Digital, Clemens Preisinger was invited to present karamba3d and Parametric Structural Design for the Performance Architecture Workshops at the Münster School of Architecture. Students then developed their own concepts for a ceiling structure in the 8Bar at the MSA.        Steffen Kronberg, Heiko Tibor Kern     […]

Karamba 1.0.5
Karamba 1.0.5

Karamba 1.0.5 is now available for download and includes the following new features and bug-fixes. Karamba 1.0.5 contains these new features: A simplified installation procedure. Iso- and stream-lines with user supplied values and vectors at mesh-vertices (unlimited mesh-size also in the FREE-version of Karamba). Benchmark examples with known results from literature for the evaluation of calculation […]