SPM Vector Components

Daniel Hambleton  is a mathematician working in the AEC industry (Architecture Engineering and Construction): a role he hopes will continue to push the boundaries of current design practice. In 2009 he helped start the Studio for Progressive Modelling (SPM), a service provided by Halcrow Yolles that combines expertise in structural engineering, mathematics, and computation, to solve complex problems in architecture.

Since the official launch of the SPM, Daniel has worked on projects both locally and abroad, collaborated with established and emerging architects, organized an interdisciplinary discussion series, lectured at the University of Toronto, presented at international conferences, written technical papers, and generally been incorrigibly interested in the interaction between mathematics, engineering, and architecture.”

Daniel and Chris Walsh have developped a plugin for Grasshopper called SPM Vector Components which you can download on Food4Rhino. It provide some utilities that deal with vector fields, emitters, particules and motion. Below are some examples of the plugin being used:


Above: SPM VC Dynamic Emtters


Above: SPM VC Sprites


Above: SPM VC General demonstration

Author: Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA – is a French architect, director of Mamou-Mani Architects, specialised in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the Fab.Pub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Arthur has been selected as one of the RIBAj's 2017 cohort of Rising Stars. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering and since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.

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