RhinoVAULT v1.0 released !


The BLOCK Research Group is happy to announce the release of RhinoVAULT v1.0, the TNA-based funicular form-finding plug-in for Rhinoceros®. The new, again free version comes with additional features and a much faster solver. 

Besides many bug-fixes, the plug-in features new tools for a more interactive and intuitive form finding of funicular structures. This movie shows an overview of the new features implemented:


The plug-in emerged from current research on structural form finding using the Thrust Network Approach to intuitively create and explore compression-only structures. We are constantly working on new techniques and methods, which eventually will be implemented in future releases of this digital design tool.

For more information, and to download the RhinoVAULT, please visit:


We are happy that the tool could be of use for students and professionals around the world to realize some amazing projects. These user projects will be featured on our site in the near future. So, get in touch if you have exciting projects, made with RhinoVAULT, you want to share.



ETH Zurich
Institute of Technology in Architecture
Block Research Group
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 1, HIB E 45
8093 Zurich, Switzerland

+41 44 633 38 35  phone
+41 44 633 10 53  fax

Copyright © 2009-2024 Block Research Group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.