Posted by David Betts


An increasing number of modern designs have complex 3D forms that require an element of ‘smartness’ in the design of the structure. Buro Happold’s structural experts have worked on many such projects, including glazed canopies, grid shells and greenhouses. In order to create optimal structural solutions for these complex doubly curved geometries, we developed SmartForm, an in-house digital prototyping tool developed as a component for Grasshopper 3D.Feel free to download the beta release from the link below, and start exploring real-time generation, manipulation, and optimisation of complex structural forms. We are constantly updating our tools adding new functionality and improving performance so do keep checking back for our latest updates.

To try SmartForm: Download