Vaults / free form ..... How to design / what software

Hello there,

The plan is to design a beautiful masonry thin shell structure. It will be a little chapel for my village.

Vaults, domes, cupolas, thin shell structures, masonry arches etc are my passion.

How would you start such project?

I am completely new to Rhino etc so please excuse my ignorance asking such beginner questions I am about to ask.

What software would you use to plan and design the vault / free form ? Would you use RhinoVaults & Grasshopper, or Kangaroo?

Or would you use other software?

Thank you all for your ideas, suggestions & consultations !

Bjorn

examples
Tomb_at_Vila-Real_(10)

Prototype-of-freeform-unreinforced-masonry-vault-at-ETH-Zurich-11

Here is a link with some downloadable files and a short guide on how that effect is achieved

Thank you Eliel