Students at the IAAC implemented karamba within their research in a seminar titled, Surface Action Structures, taught by Manja van de Worp. Below are some examples of the students work and short description of the course. This seminar explores play as a method for design of geometric structures. In order to play, we […]
Clemens Preisinger will be presenting karamba3d at the 4th Parametric Design Workshop in Leipzig from 5-9 December 2013. The workshop will be concerned with the development and optimisation of a building using Rhino3D and Grasshopper based tools, such as Karamba and iterative and or evolutionary methods are to be used for system optimisation. Limited rapid […]
karamba 1.0.4 contains these new features and bug-fixes. For a complete list of features click here. Download the latest version of karamba here. Karamba can now handle SI and Imperial Units. The “MeshBreps”-component meshes multiple, connected Breps for shell analysis. A network license option based on the Zoo5.0 license server has been added. The algorithm […]
Justin Diles has recently completed an exhibition Eigenforms at the Knowlton School of Architecture exploring how latent structural failure principles can be employed to design richly dimensional architectural surfaces and volumes. The revolutionary Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler was the first to capture this phenomenon with an equation in 1757. Karamba3d was used to model forms […]
Clemens Preisinger & Moritz Heimrath recently presented karamba at the Design Research Exchange program on Vertical Net Structures. Hosted by HENN the program focuses on innovative lightweight structures for the design of high-rise buildings. See the Design Research Exchange website to stay updated with the progress of the research program.
A three day Karamba-Workshop within the M-CDC program at the Detmold School for Architecture & Interior Design, focussing on material-optimized structures. The task of this workshop was to develop a furniture using the structural optimization functions provided by Karamba3d. The results were realised as lasercutted Cardboard-models, and should be stable enough to support two people thanks to […]
Clemens Preisinger will be presenting karamba at the Sensing Steinhaus workshop in Steindorf am Ossiacher See, Austria from 3-7 July. More information available below or at www.semf.cc SENSING STEINHAUS – MAPPING WORKSHOP 3rd to 7th of July 2013 A workshop organised by SeMF, an architectural & art collective, intended for architects and visual artists who consider studying built space […]
karamba 1.0.3 contains these new features. For a complete list of features and bug-fixes click here. All flavors of Karamba come in one installer. Karamba components now conform to the standard Grasshopper data matching behavior. The installation folder contains approximately 180 examples and tests (see ‘Karamba/Examples’) Each Karamba specific object (e.g. beam, cross section, model,..) […]
Simply Rhino will be offering Grasshopper courses on 8-10 April 2013 in London which will also include karamba. “The aim of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of parametric modelling using Grasshopper and its numerous free and open-source plugins with an Architectural application. You will learn to link your models to environmental and structural […]
Master of Architecture students at the Knowlton School of Architecture participated in a one week Figural Structures Workshop using karamba3d. Over the course of the workshop, which ran from January 10-16, approximately one-half of the KSA’s second and third year MARCH class learned to use parametric geometric modeling, finite element calculations and optimization algorithms to […]
A guide to installing your STUDENT or PRO license for karamba. One single license can be installed on two computers. Install the latest version of grasshopper (0.9.xxxx) from grasshopper3d.com. Download the latest karamba from here and install the TRIAL version. Open Rhino as Adminstrator. Place the karamba License component on the grasshopper canvas and right click on the red “K” icon. Save the “machine.id“ file […]
A guide to installing karamba3d 1.0.2 for rhino5. Install the latest version of Rhino 5.0 Evaluation 2012-09-27 and Grasshopper 0.9.0014. Grasshopper will install itself in \Program\Grasshopper for Rhino5\ (for Windows XP ) or \Program Files (x86)\Grasshopper for Rhino 5\ (for Windows 7). Download and install the latest karamba3d version 1.0.2 from here. Ensure that you have uninstalled all previous versions of […]
Clemens Preisinger will be presenting karamba3d at the 3rd Parametric Design Workshop in Leipzig from 6 – 10 December. Click for further workshop details.
Clemens Preisinger will be presenting karamba3d in his lecture, “Make your forces dance – parametric structural modeling with Karamba” as part of a lecture series for Intensifs Numériques - Digital Design Literacy 2 at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais. 18:45 at the Amphi 2 des Loges on Monday 01 October. Nowadays highly complex architectural designs are possible by using parametric approaches. […]
Arne Hofmann will present the paper Multiple natures – Fibrous Tower on the Taiwan Tower with Kristina Schinegger, Stefan Rutzinger of soma architecture & Dieter Hauer of Bollinger-Grohmann-Schneider at the AAG (Advances in Architectural Geometry) conference in Paris on September 27.
karamba3d 1.0.0 is out now. It can be downloaded from the downloads page now. The most notable new feature (besides a number of other things) is the inclusion of shell elements and corresponding components to retrieve principal stress lines, iso lines and force flow lines. For a comprehensive guide to all new features please refer to […]
This 4-day workshop at SmartGeometry 2012 focused on the design and construction of a wooden gridshell using only straight wood members bent along geodesic lines on a relaxed surface. Using parametric tools, the design was developed and analyzed to minimize material waste while maximizing its architectural presence in the space. In addition, a feedback loop […]
Three unusual points of view in the city, temporary architectural structures interact with the surrounding urban environment. The aim of the 3 projects is to give unusual sights over the city during a summer cultural event “Voyage à Nantes“ taking place every two years – mostly related to contemporary art. LE VORONOÏ / BOUFFAY NEIGHBOURHOOD – ALLÉE […]
Clemens Preisinger will be teaching karamba 3d in collabora how to win a guy tion with Diego G. Cuevas as part of a Parametric Design Course at the Controlmad Advanced Design Center (Rhino FabLab) in Madrid. Registrations close July 15th, 2012. zp8497586rq
For the Smart Geometry 2012 Workshop in February, David Shook prepared a brief introduction into Karamba and finite element analysis (FEA). Click here to view the full article. Karamba is a finite element analysis (FEA) program like many others, but has novel application in the parametric environment for real-time structural analysis. The analysis automatically updates […]
The IoA SPRING CHALLENGE event was an international design workshop intended for architecture students to explore integrated digital design and fabrication tools. Architectural Design was taught as an integrated, multidisciplinary process. Following this tradition, the design process was enriched with structural testing of parametric models in Karamba, a structural analysis plugin for Grasshopper. The handling […]
Manfred Grohmann will present the parametric engineering of the Music Pavillion Salzburg at the IASS 2012 in Korea.
Manfred Grohmann will present the parametric development and the implementation of the Skylink Bridge at the IASS 2012 in Korea.
The 2nd Parametric Design Workshop was held at the HTWK Leipzig from 5 January to 9 January 2012. Clemens Preisinger was presenting karamba3d at the workshop. You can find images from the workshop on grasshopper3d the website of the htwk Leipzig.