Call for case studies and survey
We are looking for convincing case studies. If you can answer one of the following questions with “yes,” we would love to hear from you:
- Did you use RhinoVAULT in the design process for a real structure/building?
- Did you use RhinoVAULT for a student design project and/or master thesis?
- Did you use RhinoVAULT to design and build a model, prototype or pavilion?
- Did you use RhinoVAULT as a teaching tool in your class?
Please send an Email to rippmann(at)arch.ethz.ch with details or a download link (via wetransfer, dropbox etc.) until 15th of September.
We have also created a short and simple survey form (will take less than 3 minutes) for anybody who ever used RhinoVAULT and is willing to share her or his experience. Link to the RhinoVAULT survey: http://goo.gl/forms/ZNg5fGYUc2
All of the participants will be entered into a drawing for a copy of the book “Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization” (Cool extra: The book will be signed by some of the book’s authors!)
The winner will be notified and announced on our blog.
We are looking forward to hearing from you! (rippmann(at)arch.ethz.ch)
Using reciprocal diagrams, RhinoVAULT provides an intuitive, fast funicular form-finding method, adopting the same advantages of techniques such as Graphic Statics, but offering a viable extension to fully three-dimensional problems. Our goal is to share key aspects of our research in a comprehensible and transparent setup to let you not only create beautiful shapes but also to give you an understanding of the underlying structural principles.
"The resistant virtues of the structure that we seek depend on their form; it is through their form that they are stable, not because of an awkward accumulation of material. There is nothing more noble and elegant from an intellectual viewpoint than this: to resist through form." - Eladio Dieste, 1996.
In 2014, RhinoVAULT was awarded in the category 'Structure / Physics _ Formation' at ALGODeQ, an international competition for algorithmic design programs, furthermore receiving the highest rating from the reviewers.