July 7 - 30 and Sept 1 - Oct 10, 2010
Shajay Bhooshan, lead researcher at Zaha Hadid Architects, used Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® Algor® Simulation software to create operative pathways from physically-based simulation designs to structurally sound architectural models.
Inspired by analog architectural design methods that were established in the 19th century by architects like Antoni Gaudi, Bhooshan created a digital method to unite playful architectural form-finding with qualitative structural analysis in the early stages of the design process.
Bhooshan created a plug-in for Maya to visualize stresses in real-time, enabling him to integrate structural feedback into the form-finding process with minimal disruption to the creative experience.
To test out the workflow, Bhooshan and his colleague, John Klein, created a case study design of a train station. Using 3D printers in the Autodesk Gallery, Bhooshan and Klein printed the 18 components of the train station design, which fit together to create one fluid form.
Shajay Bhooshan, Lead Researcher and Designer, Zaha Hadid Architects
John Klein, Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects