Architecture becomes the image of luxury Brands

A Rhino design analysed by VisualARQ: Porsche Pavilion by Henn Architekten

A Rhino design analysed by VisualARQ: Porsche Pavilion by Henn Architekten

The use of Rhino software in the Porsche Pavilion of the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, has given a building that equals its character of sculpture and the image of the brand it represents. The monocoque design by Henn Architekten stands out for its lightness and the strength of a self-sustaining structure covered by perfectly uniform steel sheets.

Porsche, a brand with those connotations of elegance, speed and exclusivity deserves that the building representing the company also displays those values. In VisualARQ we firmly believe that HENN Architekten have succeeded with the Porsche Pavilion, the architectural design made with Rhino that we discuss today.

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Design workflow with VisualARQ and Arena4D, a case study

The following projects showcase the work of Andrea Gavagnin, an Italian architect who virtually recreates existing buildings in collaboration with architect Cristian Boscaro.

Andrea and Cristian presented their work based on the Bibione Lighthouse project at the 11º RhinoDay in Padova last 14th November. In the presentation they showed how Rhino, VisualARQ and Arena4D helped them to improve the workflow in their projects.

The Bibione Lighhouse project was designed to test and evaluate the efficiency of VisualARQ and Arena4D.

The Arena4D plug-in was used to visualize a point cloud, obtained from a 3D scan, inside Rhino.
VisualARQ did the rest:

Faro Bibione 1

The contractor of the Lighthouse project comissioned the production of the project documentation drawings (4 floor plans, 4 elevations and 2 sections) from the scanned building.

Using the traditional techniques for the generation of these plan drawings (AutoCAD for the 2D drawings and the Leica Cloudworks plugin to import the point cloud from the scan), Andrea needed nearly 4-5 days to finish the work.

However, using Rhino, VisualARQ and Arena4D plug-ins, the production of these drawings was finished in just a day and a half.

Faro Bibione 2

In addition to saving time, Andrea highlighs other big advantages of using VisualARQ in combination with Rhino for his projects:

  1. The speed to model the building in 3D using VisualARQ parametric architectural objects.
  2. The ability to get all the required plans (sections, floor plans and elevations) from the 3D model. The plans are linked to the model and they get updated after any change. There is no need to redraw them anymore.
  3. The flexibility to model complex elements, which would have been taugh to handle in other software packages.
  4. The option to create doors and windows from 2D curves, thanks to the Opening from curves command.

The second project, a residential house, is a case study for dimensioning and 3D modeling aimed at the production of 2D documentation for further building interventions.

Andrea Gavagning project with VisualARQ
Andrea will keep using VisualARQ in other projects, we hope we can show them soon!

Images provided by Andrea Gavagnin (andrea@gavagnin.com).

VisualARQ at the 11th RhinoDay Italy

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11th RhinoDay Italy

The 11th Italian User Meeting, organized by Università degli Studi di Padova - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale and sponsored by ZEN's srl, has been announced and registrations are now open.

Apart from the live users' presentations, Francesc Salla (Asuni CAD) will show VisualARQ, Giulio Piacentino and Giuseppe Massoni (McNeel) will show the latest news on RhinoPython, Grasshopper and Rhino, among other things.

The participation at the Rhino Day is free. To register, write to the Eng. Vittorio Carlotto.

Program and details

VisualARQ at the TIC 2015 Recife

TIC 2015

The Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, represented by the department of Graphic Expresion and the Program of post-graduation in Urban development, organizes the TIC 2015 congress "VII ENCONTRO DE TECNOLOGIA DE INFORMAÇÃO E COMUNICAÇÃO NA CONSTRUÇÃO" from 4th to 6th November in Recife, Brasil.

The TIC event gathers architects, researchers, developers, students and construction professionals interested in information technology and comunication with the aim to improve the design, production and managment of the city architectural projects.

Affonso Orciuoli, VisualARQ reseller in Brasil, will host a workshop on the use of Rhino and VisualARQ for Digital Fabrication.

Affonso is CEO of the Rede Brasileira de Fabricaçao Digital and a professor at the UIC (Escola Superior d'Arquitectura - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya) and at the IED Barcelona. He is an expert in Digital Fabrication and the official representative of RhinoFabStudio in Brasil.

Details and registration.