March 29, 2010

Remodeling Esplanade by Bonzai 3d and Rhino grasshopper

The building was designed by two architectural firms working in conjunction: by DP Architects (DPA) of Singapore and the London-based Michael Wilford & Partners (MWP).The design is insensitive to Singapore's location and climate as it would have created a greenhouse in the tropical climate of Singapore. According to DPA director Vikas Gore some form of shading was always intended, and a cladding of aluminum sunshades was added to the final design. The unique architectural design has been said to have an appearance similar to either a durian (a tropical fruit) or the eyes of a fly. Many Singaporeans casually refer to the Esplanade as "The Durian".

The software i used:
Bonzai 3d is a new 3D modeler developed to make 3D model easily, simple and quickly.The bonzaied 2.0 brings a number of new features including advanced NURBS modeling tools. According to the facade of Esplanade, this is the one way to generate 3d model.

ino grasshopper could be used as generating components of the Esplanade 's surface.

first presentation:

software links:

1 comment:

  1. I am wondering if the fins or sunshades is designed and arranged according to the sunpath of Singapore's tropical sun?
    Where can i get a copy of this 3d model that u did. Im really grateful if u can send the model to