The missing ellipse – Grasshopper plugin

In Rhino there are a few options to create ellipses, but let's face it, it's not every time that know the two radii or foci of the ellipse, but rather only one radii and one point on the boundary. Why is the option to create an ellipse with these paramaters not already in the software? It's actually a simple mathematical problem, and quite easy to script. So that's what I did! The grasshopper component I wrote takes three points in space and creates an ellipse (if there exists a valid ellipse for these points). The component can be downloaded at Food for Rhino and will show up under QueenBee/Geometry after being loaded into Grasshopper. Have fun modelling!
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Rigid origami – Form finding and dynamic relaxation

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon the term rigid origami while doing research for a university architecture project. The project was part of a course called "Optimized structures" and our task was to conceive an optimized structure. As with most crazy architecture projects we were allowed to roam free and conceive any kind of structure as long as it was some kind of optimization. (...)
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A very fractal Christmas, and a recursive new year

This December is apparently extreme with regard to weather in Stuttgart, where I am currently doing my internship. There have been storms, extreme cold and "heavy" snow fall. For a northerner like me it's practically a pretty decent winter so far, and I really do like snow. So much in fact that I decided I would finally script some recursive fractal snow flakes in C#! Enjoy this interactive parametric model!
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