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CUSTOM TOOL KIT FOR LAs

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PHILIP BELESKY

STACKING UP

A Groundhog plugin for Grasshopper
How to achieve higher
levels of resolution earlier
in the design process
without risking rework...
FR_ RESUMÉ
GRASSHOPPER GAGNE UN PLUGICIEL
La taille relativement petite de notre discipline limite les
incitations commerciales à créer des logiciels spécialisés
répondant à nos besoins. Le génie logiciel nous permet de
développer nos propres outils de modélisation des systèmes
naturels. Le plugiciel Groundhog s'ajoute ainsi à Grasshopper
pour modéliser les flux d'eau de surface.

EN_
IN PROGRAMMING THERE IS A TERM known as "the stack."
A stack is a strata of software: the layers of underpinning tools
that provide functionality, such as a database or an operating
system which a program can build upon. Each part of the stack
has its own stack, as tools are built on other tools that are in
turn built on yet more tools. The raison d'être here is modularity
and interoperability, whereby each piece of each layer can
be freely mixed in order to provide a panoply of options for
achieving a desired task.
MONOLITHIC TOOLS
In contrast, the software used to design the built environment
is a small series of monolithic tools. The majority of computeraided design development occurs in one of a few major
programs that attempt to be all things to all people. That was
true in 1997, and is still true in 2017.
One exception is found in the use of computational design tools
over the last several decades. While their effects are most
readily recognised in exuberant architectural geometries,
computational practices have much wider applications and
constitute a shift in the way that designers engage with their
stack. Methods such as parametric modelling or scripting allow
for a procedure to be extracted from a given design context
46 LANDSCAPES PAYSAGES

SERIAL SECTIONS PLANT GROWTH:
PROGRAMMATICALLY-GENERATED SERIES OF PLANS AND SECTIONS.
EACH COLUMN DEPICTS THE PLANT GEOMETRY AND APPEARANCE
IN SECTION. EACH ROW SHOWS PROJECTIONS BASED ON SPECIFIC
GROWTH RATES AND PRESENTED AT 1-YEAR INTERVALS.
ALL FIGURES PHILIP BELESKY



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2017

To Begin With
Une Dernière Salve
Collaborateurs
Writers
Upfront
Prologue
La Vague
Romance of the Stone
La Pierre Romancée
Numériser La Nature
Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
Flooding Fields
Conversation
Designing Invisible Landscapes
Stacking Up - the LA’s Toolkit: A Groundhog Plugin for Grasshopper
Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
Wood Works
Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
LACF
Bourses De La FACP
Critique
Parting Shot
Une Dernière Salve
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - INTRO
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Une Dernière Salve
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Writers
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Prologue
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - La Vague
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - La Pierre Romancée
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 32
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Flooding Fields
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Conversation
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Designing Invisible Landscapes
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 45
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 50
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 51
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Wood Works
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 57
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 58
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Bourses De La FACP
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 61
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Critique
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Une Dernière Salve
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