SPIRO]rat is a free plugin for Grasshopper3D developed by rat[LAB]EDUCATION in INDIA. It generates Epitrochoids and Hypotrochoids by representing the motion of pen in a classic spirograph. An infinite number of patterns can be generated through this plugin using #Rhino3D and #Grasshopper3D which can be translated into spatial formations.
rat[LAB]- Research in Architecture and Technology is the 1st Indian Design Studio to release a free-to-use GH Plugin as it’s contribution to the evolving Grasshopper3D community to promote use of technology in design through Computational Methods which the firm practices professionally.
[SPIRO]rat is a free tool promoting the open-source model of sharing knowledge and skills in the domain of parametric and computational design and creates an educational medium to provide a deeper understanding of mathematics and geometry to designers.
[THE TOOL IS FREE FOR ALL & PROUDLY MADE IN INDIA]//
*There is a very interesting story to the creation of the tool which will be shared after the launch in press release.
rat[LAB] EDUCATION is an initiative by rat[LAB] to start a new discourse in architecture & parallel design disciplines with the use of ‘computational design’ & it’s various subsets. Spread across various cities / countries, we are establishing a global dialogue in the domain of computational design by actively organizing and participating in workshops, lectures, presentations & symposiums. While rat[LAB] has taken a top-down approach of exploring computational design through industry, a parallel, bottom-up approach is also in-line to involve students of all levels, from design & related backgrounds.
Embodied Forces: Alexandria, Egypt 2013
deCODING COMPLEXITY: Milan/Brescia/Pavia; Italy 2013
Extra Fabrica: Taipei, Taiwan 2014
adaptive[systems]: New York 2014
Dynamic Architectural Systems: New York 2014
Design Fantasies: Ahmedabad, India 2014
Design Research, Computation & Technology: Vidhyanagar, India 2015
Computational Thinking & Research in Architecture: New Delhi, India 2015
We are currently in process of scheduling all educational sessions for year 2017-18. If you are interested in organizing a workshop with us, host us at your institute / organization, or teach in any of our workshop modules, kindly write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our workshops are officially supported by Rhinoceros® ("Rhinoceros is a registered trademark of Robert McNeel & Associates.") & Grasshopper®.
Links to upcoming & previous workshops:
// Startup Tunnel // 18 - 19 March 2017 (Max participants: 24)
// NIA, Mangalore // 07 - 08 April 2017 (Maximum participants: 32)
// Vihara Innovation Campus // 07 - 08 Jan 2017 (Max participants: 24)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 08 - 09 Oct 2016 (Maximum participants: 8)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 24 - 25 Sept 2016 (Maximum participants: 8)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 23 - 24 July 2016 (Maximum participants: 7)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 18 - 19 June 2016 (Maximum participants: 7)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 25 - 26 June 2016 (Maximum participants: 7)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 21 - 22 Nov 2015 (Maximum participants: 8)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 10 - 11 Oct 2015 (Maximum participants: 8)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 05 - 06 Sept 2015 (Maximum participants: 8)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 04 - 05 April 2015 (Maximum participants: 8)
// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 25 - 26 April 2015 (Maximum participants: 8)
// BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore // 11 - 14 April 2015
(Maximum participants: 50)