Over the course of six days, participants will generate, fabricate, and assemble inflatable prototypes which incorporate simple ambient sensory feedback to actuate various states of inflation. Force driven dynamic modeling will be utilized to simulate material behavior and physical computing will be implemented in order to create a soft, sentient spatial experience.
Institute, The cafe, is a modern place, with a modern design, a place where creativity seems to walk on the plains.In the same time is a space just right for a coffee and a sandwich lunch.Or a beer while just talking about advertising, always allowing to encourage your ideas to emerge at any time of day.
Concept - "The Emergence of Parametric Design"
The emergence of parametric design has reached unprecedented importance within some academic and practicing architectural sectors, generating a proliferation of highly suggestive freeform projects. But are they just banal proposals product of digital intelligence?, or perhaps they are a mature style?; or are they truly changing the very basis of architecture? This lecture theorizes that parametric design is a powerful system that allows designing the element behaviour thru linkage methods with changing dimensions. But this logic can be found within the history of architecture and with particular prominence during the last century. This lecture features over 100 projects, revealing that several architects and engineers started to formulate parametric concepts initially without the use of computation. These generative logics are suggesting new design methodologies and emerging design agendas offering a different paradigm for the future practice of architecture. However, it's imperative to situate innovation within a coherent and rigorous architectural knowledge that is part of a permeable and always alive architectural history."
Over the course of five days, all the participants will generate, fabricate, and assemble inflatable prototypes which incorporate simple ambient sensory feedback to actuate various states of inflation. Force driven dynamic modeling will be utilized to simulate material behavior and physical computing will be implemented in order to create a soft, sentient spatial experience.
The primary objectives for the Breathing Prototypes agenda is to explore and expand on the ongoing research in architectural technology dealing with inflatable structures, fabric forms, and physical computing. This exploration takes advantage of the tectonics of inflatable structures which implement low cost and lightweight materials to create freeform spatial experiences.Furthermore, there is a great deal of research to be done in rationalizing free form surfaces from fabric forms and the fabrication methods enabled by conventional sewing equipment. Finally, this material reality will be coupled with physical computing in order for the designs to take on behavioral patterns based on user interaction and ambient conditions.
The agenda was crafted with the intent to unite simulation, fabrication, and physical computing into one installation assembly which will at once introduce workshop participants to a dynamic modeling workflow as well as create an intriguing ambient experience for visitors to the installation.Participants will utilize Rhinoceros 3D and Grasshopper 3D to establish a force driven prototyping workflow which incorporates the dynamics engine Kangaroo for the simulation of inflatable structures.These structures will be fabricated from fabrics that can be laser cut and sewn for inflation.The prototypes will gain the ability to sense their surroundings through basic ambient sensors connected to the Arduino prototyping platform. The inflatable structures will adapt to input by actuating easy to source, low-cost, low - power computer fans which will give them the ability to breathe.
Each participant must provide their own laptop with the following software installed:
1. Rhinoceros 3D 5.0
2. Grasshopper 3D (Latest Version)
1. Laser Cutter - small laser for prototyping
2. Big laser cutter for final production
3. Sewing Machines
4. Gromet Press
Materials (provided by us)
Fabrics (Nylon) - To be specified
Precedents_Exquisite Corpse - AA
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Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a stand-alone, commercial NURBS-based 3D modeling software, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. The software is commonly used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, product design as well as the multimedia and graphic design industries. Rhino specializes in free - form non-uniform rational B - spline (NURBS) modeling. Like many modeling applications, Rhino also features a scripting language, based on the Visual Basic language, and an SDK that allows reading and writing Rhino files directly. Rhinoceros 3d gained its popularity in architectural design in part because of the Grasshopper plug-in for computational design. Many new avant-garde architects are using parametric modeling tools, like Grasshopper.Find more on, www.rhino3d.com.
For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino's 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring. Find more on www.grasshopper3d.com
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. Find more on www.arduino.cc.
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Parametrica [Digi Fab School] is a project by Laboratorul de Arhitectura [www.laboratoruldearhitectura.ro]. Location: Mircea Vulcanescu st., no.27, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania (for map click here)
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