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We are back! Here are some Revit component I’ve created for a project. These and other cool downloads can be found at revitcity.com T_Room Tag T_Parking Space T_Door Tag A Door

This is the 299th post on designcoding.net. I decided to test and update (if necessary) all the Grasshopper codes and Rhinoceros files in the site. Below is the list and links to all files, tested with new versions of the associated software. You can right-click and save these files to your computer. Grasshopper components labeled with “OLD” are replaced with new ones, and definition files are updated to version 0.9.0072. Also these updates are noted in the mentioned blog post. Blog Post File Required software / plug-ins Emergent Polygons [GHX:0.9.0072] […]

Maxscipt can be used to automate specific modeling tasks in a sequential-parametric way. This example, developed in 2005 shows an example of that. It creates various table designs by polygon modeling operations and asks the  user various parameters. Maxscript file is here, [MS File] you can download, test and alter it however you want (last tested in Max Design 2011 and works). Below is the interface of the script; There are preset parameters in a dropdown box, and all other available parameters are organized in rollouts. Here are some default results […]

This presentation was completed in 2007, as a part of a research project titled “Analytical Visuals in Architectural Design Studio”. We decided to use Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye as our actor, trying lots of different visual effects and techniques to understand and to express it’s fundamental design principles. Below are some of the elements we used in the project: some renders and panoramas along with a small video experiment. Modeling was based on various models and technical drawings of the building found around internet, and changing / modifying / re-modeling […]

While looking at the archive, I found this; a recovered model of Süleymaniye from famous Ottoman architect Sinan. It was 2002, a part of my master thesis about the generative system of Sinan mosques (here). In order to understand the specific structural geometry of “baldaken”, I modeled some of the important Sinan mosques in Rhino 3.0, however Süleymaniye was modeled much more detailed in Autocad 2000. Unfortunately I lost some parts of it, the courtyard and minarets. The image shows MAX rendering of the complete version, I’ll upload that version […]

Here are funny icons from Martin Berube (website here, and other icons sets of him here) if you plan to build your own components or clusters in Grasshopper. It somehow became a fashion of Rhinoceros, to give names of animals to products, that at first seemed to be only the species in danger of extinction.(maybe I am wrong but it is a fact that %85 of Black Rhinos killed in past 25 years) However, this tradition seem to be changed eventually and came to a point that you should give a classy […]

This is a detailed wooden casement window, created for a restoration project last year by Tuşpa Architecture. Revit is used in creating the survey and restitution projects. This component is partially parametric, you can define width and height values. It took about three days to complete the component, way much more than just drawing it in Autocad, but it was very much educational for me. You can download and play with the component here: [RFA: Revit 2012] I have uploaded this and my other Revit objects to revitcity.com: here

I’ve been working on a multi-function building for a design contest. This led me to the custom component designs also. Here is a quick column object with several parameters. You can right click and download the file here: [RFA: Revit 2012] This was interestingly easy and quick process of creating a parametric component in Revit. It is somehow similar to Grasshopper3D, with just single revolve command, connected to the variables. However, Grasshopper is not specialized in architectural design. The connection between these two environments offers great potentials. Grasshopper has a […]

I’ve been carried away by a design competition since 10 days. This is a multi-function building with 20.000 m2 floor area. This is the first time I’m trying to design such a large space completely in Revit Architecture. Below are two small modifications I’ve made to meet Turkish annotation standards. Especially the elevation tag is very different from original Revit component. Room tag is also modified because the multi-function buildings usually have complex room organizations grouped in departments. So I decided to modify these two components and start to create […]

[RFA: Revit 2012] It seems simple at first sight, but creating a window definition in Revit requires a lot more time than I expected. A freelance job led me to create this parametric object, when I saw the architect’s sketch of all window types of the building side by side. There was a clear connection between all of them, leading me to define a single window object. Of course I’m not happy with the overall look of the window, those sills; but, what can I say? This first experiment is […]

This is another old-school approach to parametric modeling, today known better as part of Building Information Modeling fantasy. Revit started to take much of my time although it seems very limiting <still> in 2012 version. As I’m still at the “geometric” side of design, I tried to create parametric objects in order to understand and learn the capabilities of Revit.  That was very useful for me in learning this interface. I specially chose Le Corbusier’s chair set as my first experiment of family creating in Revit. In his 100th anniversary […]