February 06, 2010

Re-Modeling the Eden Project using SketchUp 7 and Rhino Grasshopper, Ernest Shtepani_Mattr.nr. 4049921

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in the United Kingdom, including the world's largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 2 kilometers (1.25 mi) from the town of St Blazey and 5 kilometers (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell, Cornwall
The complex comprises a number of domes that house plant species from around the world, each dome emulating a natural biome. The domes are made out of hundreds of hexagons.

I used firstly SketchUp 7 because that was the program I analyzed during the first part of this semester, so I wanted to experiment with the soap bubble interface, which is an easy way to generate shapes especially domes which have an engineer character.
-Second program I use was Grasshopper since I could by using a specific definition easy generate the hexagons of the same size all over Domes surfaces.

first presentation

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