Workshop2012beta:: Parametric Metal Structures

Posted on September 29, 2012 by efeminno

Fabrication Technologies for Architecture

Dates:  Nov. 19 – 26th, 2012


In this second workshop the participants will have the opportunity to sharpen their digital and prototyping skills, to experiment with a range of digital production tools, and to design and fabricate a unique set of components that negotiate a range of material gradients across a field condition. Through iteration, participants will generate and fabricate components (parts) to form a larger network (whole). The goal of this workshop is to combine technological precision and pedagogical creativity. Participants will understand in early stage concepts, design strategies, and material constraints, in order to transform complex 3D geometries and structures into fabrication elements, using parametric and programmable computing tools and to obtain a  sense of  fabrication time and material costs depending on complexity.

Methodologie sand Strategies:

The workshop will operate through a framework of computational, parametric, and fabrication strategies and includes daily instructional, design, and fabrication sessions. The theoretical classes and a set of exercises, will establish the tools that would  be directly applied to the projects, and will be used as a platform for testing ideas, develop and prototype individual or group projects. Participants will gain experience by using simulation software Rhino3D and GH (plugin) to generate geometries that after will build with a CNC machine or laser cutter. The agenda includes a series of international online lectures to estimate critical trends on the globalized architectural+fabrication scene.

Workshop Location: Φ3, Stratigou Sfetsou 3, Thessaloniki.
Exhibition Place: Toss Gallery, Vilara 1, Thessaloniki.
Aimed at:

All creative professionals, students, researchers from Architecture, Interior Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, etc.

Prerequisites: No coding experience is necessary but basic knowledge of 3d modeling is welcome.
Hardware: Participants should bring their own laptop.
Duration: 4 days classes from 14:00 to 21:00 + 3 days for fabrication, assembling and presentation. The exposition will last one week.
Participants: Min 6 to max 12 persons.
Software: Evaluation versions of Rhino, Grasshopper, Plug-ins for GH.
Language: English and Greek.
Application Deadline:

Nov. 16th, 2012