McNeel Europe, in collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron, organizes a Rhino User Meeting in Basel on the 17th March 2023.

 

Come join us and learn more about state-of-the-art Digital Design and Fabrication.

 

Get inspiration from industry experts in different fields: Architecture, BIM, Landscape, Design, Algorithmic Modeling, Rendering and Visualization, Footwear, Orthotics, 3D Printing, Robotic milling, Environmental Analysis and much more!

 

Get the latest news about Rhino WIP, Rhino.Inside, Rhino Compute, Hops, Grasshopper and food4Rhino apps..

 

Watch presentations and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from our exhibitor partners.

 

See previous events at https://events.mcneel.eu/

 

Registration:

 

Coffee breaks, lunch and networking drinks are included within the ticket price!

 

Early Bird tickets until February 17, 2023: €75 + VAT (then €95 + VAT)

 

SPEAKERS

Carlos Pérez Albà

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Carlos Pérez Albà (Barcelona, 19th March 1975) is currently the EMEA Sales, Marketing and Business Development Manager at McNeel.

Studied Economics (Universitat de Barcelona, Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg), Illustration (Massana Art School Barcelona) and Management (IESE Business School Barcelona).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosperezalba/ www.mcneel.com www.rhino3d.com www.food4rhino.com

David Rutten

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Lead Developer of the Grasshopper plug-in.

Michael Drobnik

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Lead Design Technologies

Evy Slabbinck

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Evy L.M. Slabbinck is the Managing Director at Design-to-Production Zurich and is as structural engineer and architect working as a consultant in the timber construction unit of the company.

Verena Vogler

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Verena Vogler is an architect in research and practice. She is Head of R&D at McNeel Europe to support technological research and development activities in Horizon 2020 projects funded by the European Commission. Verena joined McNeel Europe in 2014 and is responsible for the educational course program with more than 60 realised plugin- and programming courses for Rhino users in the past years. In 2021, she received a doctorate of engineering from the Chair of Computer Science in Architecture at the Bauhaus-University Weimar for her applied research about Artificial Coral Reef Design.

Luis Fraguada

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Luis Fraguada is a developer at McNeel, specializing in AEC applications, interoperability, 3d on the web, and 3rd party developer support. Luis joined McNeel Europe in 2015 and is currently developing on several projects, including rhino3dm and Rhino.Compute. Luis also helps to manage the development of Food4Rhino, a platform for 3rd party developers to share their apps and resources with the Rhino community.

Christoph Waibel

ETH Zurich, Chair of Architecture and Building Systems (A/S) – HIVE
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Christoph is module coordinator and researcher for the “FCL Global: Powering the City” project of the Future Cities Laboratory Singapore / ETH Zurich, and lead developer of the Hive tool, a Rhino Grasshopper plug-in for early-stage energy-integrated building design. His research focus lies in the development and integration of building simulation and hybrid surrogate models, multi-energy systems optimization models, and black-box optimization algorithms in the architectural and urban design process. Christoph has worked in industry as a programmer and 3D modeler for One to One GmbH (Frankfurt Main), as project engineer and building simulation specialist for ifes / TÜV Rheinland, and in various architectural design firms in Stuttgart.

Moritz Niebler

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Moritz Niebler, trained as architect and carpenter, is a consultant at Design-to-Production Zurich developing digital fabrication and planning solutions for complex timber structures with a focus on design for manufacturing and assembly.

Alina Galimshina

ETH Zurich – Bombyx

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My name is Alina, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Sustainable Construction at ETH Zurich. I am participating in the development of a grasshopper plugin called Bombyx, which we would like to present in this event.

Detlef Müller

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Working since 30 years in 3D. Since 25 years @ adidas with Rhino. Currently leading a team which is responsible for Digital Technologies.

Henning Seide

RhinoFarm / ot-cad.comdi
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Produktdesigner und Rhinoteacher mit 20 Jahren Erfahrung im Modeling von Orthesen.
 
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Ethan Kerber is the managing editor of the Journal on Construction Robotics and the CEO of Robots in Architecture Research, the commercial spin off of the Association for Robots in Architecture. He is a computational designer working at the intersection of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Ethan has a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from the San Francisco State University and a Master of Engineering in Computational Design and Construction from the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe. He has experience in metalwork and digital fabrication with public sculptures permanently installed in Washington DC and Arlington Virginia. Ethan is currently a researcher at The Chair of Individualized Production where he is developing a doctoral dissertation on the Dynamic Process Models for Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing. The Chair of Individualized Production (IP) founded by Prof. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan in 2015 focusses on the use of innovative machinery in material and building production. In order to create an environment that allows the efficient, individualized production of lot size one, new and user friendly methods for man machine interaction are developed. IP employs researchers from different fields of robotics and building production to streamline the necessary digital workflow from the initial design to the production process; shaping the construction site of the future via intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces.

Tom van Mele

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Dr. Tom Van Mele is Senior Scientist and co-director at the Block Research Group (BRG) of the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, where he leads the computational and technical developments, supervises the postdoc team, and advises and supports the PhD candidates on a day-to-day basis. Tom is the lead developer of COMPAS, the open-source computational framework for collaboration and research in architecture, structures and digital fabrication.

Antonello Di Nunzio

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Antonello is a freelancer who works as an architect and programmer to develop innovative tools for a more environmentally-conscious architectural design. Antonello joined the development team of a known toolkit for environmental analysis and energy analysis of buildings as a collaborator called Ladybug in 2016. He worked at Accenture as senior programmer analyst where he improved his consulting, programming and business skills, especially in the HCM industry with main experience with Learning processes of companies. He collaborates with the University of Arkansas Rome Center as an occasional teacher of tools for AEC and sustainable architecture. He collaborated with different companies: Sinergi Integrated Building Sciences as environmental simulation specialist for LEED and Spatiomatics as software developer. Currently he works with Ladybug Tools LLC as an application developer to innovate the AEC industry and with ENVI-met GmbH as a freelance programmer.
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Angelos is the Head of the City Intelligence Lab at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna and Senior Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. His work focuses on performative design, simulation, AI and data-driven optimization as well as interactive interfaces and AR/VR. He has developed various design systems and is also the co-founder of InFraReD, an AI-driven simulation startup.

Ana Bridgewater

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Artist.

PROGRAM (click here)

LOCATION

Ackermannshof Basel
St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19/21
4056 Basel, Switzerland

 

EXHIBITORS

SAEKI Robotics

SAEKI Robotics develops “RDM” (Robotic Digital Manufacturing) microfactories for on-demand fabrication of large scale components for the construction industry. SAEKI offers a flexible solution by combining 3D printing, milling, postprocessing and 3D scanning into one microfactory, operated by a robot. SAEKI has seen that computational design enables architects and engineers to come up with highly-efficient and bespoke designs, however, there is no cost-effective and sustainable method on the market to produce those. SAEKI provides a low waste production process through 3D printing and recyclable materials. SAEKI’s mission is to empower design freedom to be efficient and sustainable.

Adaptive Parts Environment

AdaptivePartsEnvironment makes the power of Grasshopper accessible to all Rhino users.
The Tool wraps Grasshopper-Definitions into dynamic objects or small applications with an integrated User Interface so anybody can use those tools without having to access (or know) Grasshopper. That way everyone can create and share their own tools and/or create libraries of “adaptive parts”.
Adaptive Parts Environment is developed by Rhenso (https://www.rhenso.com/), a spin-off from the 3d design office imagine-computation (https://www.imagine-computation.com/), which has been working in the automation of design processes for over 10 years.

ShapeDiver

ShapeDiver is an online platform that simplifies hosting and sharing Grasshopper files online.
We provide the right features and scalable infrastructure to help designers transform their library of Grasshopper files into powerful and shareable web applications.
Models can be embedded in websites and online shops, viewed in AR, and accessed through various SDKs and APIs.
With ShapeDiver, experts can share the full power of their parametric design files with partners, clients, and other non-technical stakeholders wherever they are while protecting their IP.

Lands Design

Lands design is software for designing gardens, green spaces and landscapes in Rhino. Lands provides tools for producing 2D and 3D technical drawings of any landscaping project, as well as realistic images and virtual tours. Lands has a plant database with more than 1800 species, each one with their own technical specifications and different display modes in 3D and 2D, ready for rendering, exporting plans, and season and growth simulation.

Lands Design also provides 3D terrain modeling tools for creating terrains from contours, elevation curves, point clouds or imported from internet. There are tools for adding cuts, fills, paths, holes or calculating the volume of land movement.

Packhunt.io

Packhunt is a next generation technology to increase sales, design and production efficiency. From start-ups to market leaders: Packhunt makes it easy to reach thousands of customers and provides all capabilities to set up an unrivalled in-store or online shopping experience by advanced digital products sales from design, product configuration, customisation and personalisation, creation and curation of Digitals Twins, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), digital engineering to smart manufacturing without high investments of software development.

MESH

MESH offers robotic rebar solutions to the construction industry. We developed the world’s first technology to combine formwork and reinforcement within a digital planning and fabrication process. Our technology makes it possible to produce complex or curved reinforcement cages through an automated prefabrication process. The 3D steel-mesh structure created this way serves as both formwork and reinforcement and is filled by a specific concrete mix without using conventional formwork.

Chaos

Chaos is the global leader in developing high-quality real-time visualization tools and photorealistic ray-traced rendering. Our V-Ray and Enscape ecosystem creates an intuitive and powerful workflow for every step of the design process, from early planning stages to finished, physically-based, photorealistic rendering. Our technology is used by some of the world’s top architects, designers, and engineers to create stunning visualizations that help them bring their ideas to life. We’re excited to show you what we’ve been working on at this year’s Rhino Meetup in Basel!
For more information, visit chaos.com and enscape3d.com.

VisualARQ - Flexible BIM for Rhino

VisualARQ is a Flexible BIM solution powered by McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D. VisualARQ adds architectural features to Rhino to work with powerful associative architectural objects, dynamic documentation tools and collaborate with other tools through the IFC import /export capabilities. VisualARQ integrates intuitively in the Rhino & Grasshopper design workflow with the shortest learning curve, thus generating any kind of free-form architecture.

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