• Discover an astute seduction with Rhino Architecture

    VisualARQ analyzes a Rhino design: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum

    VisualARQ analyzes a Rhino design: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum

    VisualARQ visits an architectural project designed with Rhino by Trahan Architects for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.

    Pleated metal panels, evoking the shutters of the plantation houses of Louisiana, cover the outer skin of the building. This austere appearance does not even suggest the interior architecture. We enter into a succession of dynamic and sculptural curves, forming a winding path through the interior of the facilities. The inspiration is the river, which bends and excavates the ground before emptying into the nearby CaneRiverLake.

    The result of this architectural work was awarded with the prize of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to the "Technology in Architectural Practice" BIM.

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  • VisualARQ at the Rhino UK User Meeting 2015 in London

    Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. Pattern Design by Myron Sullivan + Nick Tyrer

    Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. Pattern Design by Myron Sullivan + Nick Tyrer

    Simply Rhino presents: Rhino UK User Meeting 2015.

    • Date: Tuesday 9th June 2015 .
    • Place: The Crypt on the Green. Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EA

    The meeting will gather together Rhino users and software developers from the 3D modeling world, with the common idea to get to know the latest news on 3D modeling techniques, computing design and digital fabrication, and willing to share their knowledge and experiences among the attendees.

    Francesc Salla from Asuni CAD will be on hand to demonstrate VisualARQ 1.9, including the latest features of the new 1.9 version:

    • IFC Import & Export (Video)
    • IFC Tag and Export options (Video)
    • VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP IV
    • Multilayer slabs (Video)
    • Curtain wall with curved panels

    Confirmed speakers:

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  • VisualARQ course in Morelia, Mexico

    VisualARQ course in Morelia

    • Date: 25-26 May, 2015
    • Time: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    • Instructor: Andres Gonzalez, CEO FabLabStudio

    In this course you will learn how to boost the workflow and improve the efficiency of the architectural design process within Rhino.

    In addition you will learn how to create automatically architectural plan views, sections, and elevations from any 3D model.

    This course has been organized by FabLab Mex and McNeel Miami. Lectures will be theoretical and practical so it is required to bring your own laptop.

    Hurry up to register. Space is limited.

  • VisualARQ 1.9 available

    From Rhino to Revit with VA

    VisualARQ 1.9 is now available for download. Owners of VisualARQ are encouraged to download and install VisualARQ 1.9. This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

    Download it!

    1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 1.9
    2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

    What’s new in 1.9

    This version fixes all known bugs and includes a significant number of new features, including:
    VisualARQ 1.9

    • IFC Import. (Video)
    • IFC tag. (Video)
    • Multilayer slabs (Video)
    • Columns can be created from blocks for the 2D/3D representation (Video)
    • Option to insert openings in Curtain walls
    • Curtain walls with curved panels
    • Added a control point to lean curtain walls
    • Tag orientation (Video)
    • Plan view depth of field

    See the complete list in What's new.

  • A VisualARQ user presents his project: “Horní Jiřetín”

    view of the project-Petr-Tuma-has-created-with-VisualARQ

    View of the project-Petr-Tuma-has-created-with-VisualARQ

    In this section, we usually present projects performed with Rhino by reputed architectural studies. But in the past of every great architect there is a young student who enrolls his name on the long list of his predecessors and show, for the first time, his vision. They don’t have a team in whom to delegate calculations and designs, makes a solo work and, from this page, we want to present his way of looking.

    Today we contemplate the project created with VisualARQ by Petr Tuma, from the Czech Republic. We'll see how the architecture, more than ever, is linked to urban planning since it develops a plan that gives new life to a city choke smothered  by mining operations.

    There is a project to expand the coal mines territory, which would mean the destruction of several towns, among them is Horní Jiřetín.

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  • Easy recreation of an existing façade with VisualARQ

    Facades are, with respect to a building, like your face about your body. It is what strikes you the most at the first encounter, what gives you expressiveness. Your "hook" to attract the interest of others.

    A face, an individual. A façade, a building.

    In the articles where we discussed architectural projects in Rhino, we have seen imposing facades, some of them because of the use of materials, as the anti-pollution properties of those installed in the Manuel Gea González Hospital, or the use of perforated metal panels, as in the Monteagudo Museum, others for its transparency, as the blades in the Aviva Stadium. In other cases, by its shape, as the metal spheres forming a ribbon around the Hanjie Wanda Square Mall or by the color, as the school of Bobigny . We have also seen beautiful old facades that have been restored in New York.

    Fachada-Hospital-Manue- Gea-Gonzalez 200 monteagudo-museum-modern-building-center-baroque-chapel 200 P-aviva-stadium-facade-covered-4000-polycarbonate-panels
    Manuel Gea González Hospital Monteagudo Museum Aviva Stadium
    P-Hanjie Wanda Square Mall P-School-Valbon-Bobigny P-restoration_corbin_building
    Hanjie Wanda Square Mall School of Bobigny Old facades that have been restored in New York

    We know that you have experience in designing facades and, as always, you provide the creativity and we supply the tool to make your job easier. You may have to restore a building or to develop a project in which replicate a façade. Need to reproduce an existing facade? With VisualARQ you can do it easily.

    The process is simple, based on some features of our architectural plug-in:

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  • How to build a bright building in a small plot with Rhino

    VisualARQ enjoys the building duality: a luxury condominium for residents and an interesting architecture for New York pedestrians

    VisualARQ enjoys the building duality: a luxury condominium for residents and an interesting architecture for New York pedestrians

    The slender architectural design in steel and glass of the HL23 condominium in New York, a project by Neil Denari, has been chosen by VisualARQ as an example of the use of Rhino software.

    The building shape has been adapted to the High Line. At its base, the surface area is smaller than at the top. As the building gets higher, it expands and thus manages to provide more surface area. The top is about 40% larger than the base.

    The effect achieved is aerodynamic, lightweight. The building shrinks at the bottom to accommodate the High Line. Despite this, it does not give the impression of receding or setting back: it nicely adapts to the tracks with a cantilever.

    It also has a sculptural appearance, given by the design of the facades. Two of them are covered with low-iron glass and another one is covered with stamped stainless steel.

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  • BIM World 2015

    BIM world 2015

    Rhinoforyou will be exhibiting VisualARQ at the BIM World 2015 in Paris, 25-26 March (stand 31 - MEDIACONSTRUCT). 

    Rhinoforyou will show Rhino 5, Grasshopper, GeometryGym, VisualARQ and the latest IFC developments, including the enhancements of the incoming VisualARQ 1.9 version.

  • VisualARQ 1.8.4 available

    VisualARQ Chinese

    VisualARQ 1.8.4 is now available for download. Owners of VisualARQ are encouraged to download and install VisualARQ 1.8.4. This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

    Download it!

    1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 1.8.4
    2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

    What’s new in 1.8.4

    This new service release fixes all known bugs and adds the Chinese translation for user interface and templates.

    See the complete list in What's new.

  • Lands Design WIP XII released

    Lands Design WIPXII blog

    Lands Design WIP XII version has been recently released.

    Lands Design for Rhino is a software for designing gardens, green spaces, and landscapes that runs in the Rhino environment.

    Lands Design provides tools for modeling landscaping projects in 3D and 2D. You can easily produce technical drawings, create realistic images and perform virtual tours.

    Lands Design is ideal for landscape architects, urban planners, town council technicians, constructors, designers and draftsmen, environment departments, nurserymen, gardeners…

    Lands Design can now run on standard Rhino sessions, this is the main new feature in WIP XII. This allows Lands Design and VisualARQ to work together within the same Rhino session.

    You can see other new features and enhancements here.

    Lands Design is a Work In Progress software and it is free. The version expires in three months approximately, until a new WIP or the first beta version is released.

    You can join the Lands Design community to show your projects, solve doubts and share ideas.