The project aimed to replicate a parametric facade system by creating a script on grasshopper for Rhinoceres3D while also exploring the process of animation through geometry.


The Bad Cafe by Nudes is a yoga, gastronomical experiences, and cultural event space for music, art, performances, intellectual discourse, and fashion in Mumbai, India. Remotely located from traffic snarls and insulated from typically high levels of air and sound pollution, the project is sheathed in tranquility and peace. The dynamic “skin”, all of 25,992 black cylindrical conduits grafted into CNC’d aluminum composite box panels with acupuncture-like precision shares a peaceful co-existence with its neighbors, its presence gradually unveiled as one meanders through the narrow by-lanes of the historical urban fabric. The porous, perforated nature of the skin allows the project to breathe and ventilate thereby reinforcing the relationship between the inside and outside, between body and soul.

Image Copyright Sameer Chawda

The Bad Cafe // Nudes, Mumbai, India


The Bad Cafe by Nudes || Render

Deconstructing The Facade

Deconstruction of elements of the parametric facade

Pseudo Code

  1. Construct vertical surface
  2. Divide the surface into points
  3. Create a circle at each point
  4. Set attractor points (these points can be moved around to create different patterns)
  5. Extrude Circle (length of the extrusion will be determined by how close the circle is to the attractor points)
  6. Offset resultant tubes
  7. Cap to create geometry similar to PVC tube

The Script

Setting center points and extruding circles on grasshopper

Setting up attractor points using cull patterns in Grasshopper







Animated Systems // The Bad Cafe by Nudes is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master of Advanced Architecture 2020/21 by Student: Aqeel Sourjah and Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre, Ashkan Foroughi Dehnavi