Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"SmartGeometry is a not-for-profit, educational organization founded in 2001 and directed by three London based architects and friends: Lars Hesselgren of Kohn Pederson Fox, Hugh Whitehead of Foster + Partners, and J Parrish of Arup Sport. These pioneering practitioners are responsible for designing, describing and building some of the most innovative and experimental buildings of our generation. These include KPF’s designs for the new Bishopsgate Tower in London, Foster + Partners’s iconic Swiss Re and new Beijing Airport, and Arup Sport’s collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron on Munich’s Allianz Arena and the new ‘birds nest’ National Stadium in Beijing..."

"The 6th annual SmartGeometry workshop and conference was held in March 2009 in San Francisco with Bentley Systems, (makers of Microstation and new parametric software GenerativeComponents) as the principal sponsor. GenerativeComponents (known as GC), is a software originally created by architect Robert Aish, a founding member of SmartGeometry who is now at Autodesk. Unlike Catia for automotive or aerospace engineering or Maya for the animation industry, GC is a parametric software that has been designed for architecture. GC is a flexible design environment that can be linked to other software and is designed to be used both as a digital sketching tool for early design development and as a production tool."
passage and image from Archinect



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