Organic Architecture with Generative art

A course by Chantal Matar , Architectural and Generative Designer

Architectural and Generative Designer. Inglaterra, United Kingdom.
Joined December 2021

Learn about organic architecture and embrace a unique perspective on building design that merges with the environment.

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Learn about organic architecture and embrace a unique perspective on building design that merges with the environment.

‘I am constantly inspired by nature, geological formations, patterns, repetition and natural aesthetics.’

Introduce nature and biology to your architectural forms with the architect and generative designer, Chantal Matar. She has developed a unique and distinct style that stems from her passion for art, and her experience with avant-garde studios such as Zaha Hadid Architects. She recreates shapes in nature in her product and building designs using generative art techniques. Exploring the powerful software Houdini and its trail system, which are vectors that follow an organic path as they form, Chantal gives her pieces an important spatial dimension.

In this online course, learn with her how to develop organic architectural shapes using a procedural workflow and focusing on mineral formations. Set up an environment for your project, identify the structural base, and then put together a whole building.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 17 downloads

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  • 1032 students
  • 20 lessons (2h 22m)
  • 17 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Use Houdini’s trail system to design a futuristic object, including the site, the base, and the building itself.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone curious about computational design at a beginner and intermediate level

Requirements and materials

Houdini


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Chantal Matar

A course by Chantal Matar

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Architectural and Generative Designer

Chantal Matar is a multidisciplinary architectural designer working at the intersection of mixed media and architecture. She has worked in various international studios, including Zaha Hadid Architects. It was there that she developed the skills that would later shape her design style. As a generative artist, she has collaborated with Tsyphur Zaltan to create a mediated ambient album with her own motion design. She has exhibited across Europe, in Berlin, Paris, and Venice.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Research Process

    • What Is Organic Architecture?
    • Drawing Inspiration from Nature
    • Sketching: Conceptualizing the Idea
  • U3

    Houdini’s Terrain Tools

    • Building Terrain with Height Fields
    • Understanding Grid Parameters and Applying Noise
  • U4

    The Grid and Volume Trail

    • Setting up the Grid
    • Setting up the Volume Trail
    • Applying the Volume Trail
  • U5

    Creating Horizontal Slabs

    • Basic Coding: The Attribute Wrangle Node
    • Generating Repeating Patterns
    • Converting the Abstract Trails to Solid Forms
  • U6

    Making the Vertical Elements

    • Regrouping the Vector Trails
    • Point Displacement and Complex Coding
    • Developing Repetition for the Vertical Elements
  • U7

    The Last Steps: Exporting and Rendering

    • Merging the Nodes
    • Converting the Outcome Into a Solid Representation
    • Exporting the Project Into Different Platforms
    • Rendering In KeyShot
  • FP

    Final project

    • Organic Architecture with Generative Art

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Organic Architecture with Generative art. 3D, Animation, Architecture, and Spaces course by Chantal Matar

Organic Architecture with Generative art

A course by Chantal Matar
Architectural and Generative Designer. Inglaterra, United Kingdom.
Joined December 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 1032 students