Grasshopper Architecture | Creating Calatrava Train Station in Grasshopper

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In this Grasshopper Architecture tutorial, we will demonstrate the beauty of combining mathematics with geometry which is exactly what Santiago Calatrava is known for. We’re going to create Calatrava’s Train Station in Reggio Emilia, Italy by using a mathematical approach in architectural design.

First, we will create a sine wave (sinusoid) – a mathematical curve that describes a smooth periodic oscillation. You will learn how to adjust its amplitude and periods using Grasshopper only. Based on a sine curve we will design our geometry that could be modified with additional sliders that define its width and height.

Since the final frames that define the whole shape should have a horizontal bottom edge, we will use the Pufferfish plug-in that allows us to easily split brep with planes (horizontal).

No matter how complex the building looks, this grasshopper tutorial will demonstrate how you can separate its design phases into simple steps and how you can apply a mathematical approach with Grasshopper which would allow you to create sculptural buildings on your own.

Feel free to let us know in the comments below the video which project you want to see in one of our upcoming tutorials.

Plug-in used in this tutorial, you can download it in the following link:

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