Announced: Winner of the DigitalFUTURES Coding Award 2021!

We are excited to learn that Rajaa Issa, our developer of PanelingTools for Rhino and Grasshopper, has been given the DigitalFUTURES Coding Award 2021.

This award is given to a digital tool that revolutionizes architectural research, practice, or education by offering an advanced thinking paradigm and workflow.

PanelingTools is widely used to rationalize freeform surfaces and create paneling solutions, from concept to fabrication.

You can hear Rajaa in a video describing the history, concept, and development behind PanelingTools.

DigitalFUTURES is an educational initiative that organizes workshops, lectures, conferences, exhibitions, book publications, a peer-reviewed journal, and an international PhD program. While emphasizing the latest computational design and fabrication technologies, they also address education’s broader ethical and social education issues by providing an ever- growing repository of knowledge accessible for everyone.

Posted Oct 29, 2021 by Sandy McNeel on Rhino News, etc.


Huge congrats, @rajaa - well deserved! :clap:

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Congrats to @rajaa! Well done.

@rajaa Congratulations !

Well deserved !
Inspiring to watch the video describing the history, concept, and development behind PanelingTools.

My personal encounter with paneling tools was back in 2012, for the project COLOUR ONE for MINI by Scholten & Baijings.
I transformed original MINI bodywork CAD files into lifesize mockups with many, many holes:

scale model sketches

exhibition in Milan (photographs not renderings)

WIP picture

Exhibition closeup