WS 1: SENSITIVE ROBOTICS
BRIDGING IMPROVISATION TO AUTOMATION
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This workshop proposes to explore the relationship between realtime motion tracking and 3Dimensional composite injection in gel. This freehand prototyping approach questions the deterministic nature of automation by introducing intuitive and interpretative impulse within a preconstrained protocol.
WS 2: MIXED REALITY ENVIRONMENTS
FOR ASSEMBLY OF COMPLEX ARCHITECTURAL PROTOTYPES
This workshop examines how mixed reality technology enables the construction of complex and differentiated architectural assemblages by replacing drawn documentation with 1:1 holographic models overlaid on the fabrication environment. This approach will be evidenced in the use of Microsoft Hololens headsets to construct a full scale architectural prototype testing ad-hoc and adaptive approaches to digital fabrication and craftsmanship.
WS 3: ON MODELLING GROWTH
LEARNING THROUGH THE COMPLEXITY AND THE SIMPLICITY IN FORM & MATTER
This workshop will investigate growth through intuitive and analytic explorations with two elements, an infinite line and a discrete bond. The participants will develop a design perspective on how geometry can be manipulated at the local and global scale to generate growing patterns and structures, creating a constant feedback through an iterative and recursive process.
WS 4: THINKING SUSTAINABILITY
THROUGH DATA VISUALISATION
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This workshop aims to work collaboratively with participants to explore climatic data and seek new ways of understanding the relationships between human comfort, climate and low-energy design strategies in tropical regions by developing new dynamic visualization tools, accessible to specialist and non-specialist audiences leading to a better understanding of the built environment.
WS 5: VIRTUAL IMMERSIVE ARCHITECTURE
BY A COLLECTIVE MAP PRODUCTION
The purpose of this workshop is to test the opportunity to use game engines to produce virtual environments that possess real architectural qualities. By using source control and cloud storage, participants will be able to work simultaneously on a unique and collab-orative production that they will then be able to visit using a virtual reality headset.
WS 6: DATAMINING / HACKING
HUMAN BEHAVIOUR & QUOTIDIAN STRUCTURES
To design human-data supported structures that positively impact everyday rhythms, the ability to capture human behaviour overlaid with data flows presents an essential but still underutilized dataset for architects and designers to explore and understand when envisioning an environment and its impact. This workshop will showcase the intricacies of working with behavioral data and the sensemaking loop that can be achieved by turning an everyday object into a responsive “intelligent” interface.
WS 7: HUMANIZING FIBRE CONNECTIONS
PROTOTYPES & ENGINEERING OF BIOLOGICAL INSPIRED JOINTS
State of the art connections are based on traditional steel and timber craftsmanship fabrication processes. Structural elements are connected by rigid bolts and fasteners. However, nature uses flexible elements for joints. A variety of biological role models will be presented by the organisers. The participants will abstract and apply principles that biology uses to iteratively design and prototype joints with flexible fibre reinforced materials. These prototypes will be tested non-destructively and to failure with state of the art engineering methods to intuitively understand the complex load bearing behaviour and to optimise the fibre arrangement for the next iteration.
AUTODESK - DYNAMO
Dynamo Studio software is a stand-alone programming environment that lets designers create visual logic to explore parametric conceptual designs and automate tasks. The masterclass will focus on the subject of fractals, their theoretical understanding and their concrete application in the design process using Dynamo as generator.
The Karamba masterclass offers a playful and experimental approach to structural design incorporating digital simulation. Goal is to create small scale compound structures (approx. 30x30x30 cm) composed from a) 3d printed geometries (fibers and mold) and b) cast solid material (plaster, liquid silicone) within a smart process of manufacturing. The force-flow of each structure will be translated into a 3d printed fibrous system embedded within shell geometries.