Posted on April 6, 2014 by paniba

Design & Construct Data Trees

Faberarium Workshop 2014

Saturday & Sunday, April 26-27th.
Thursday, May 1st.
Saturday & Sunday, May 3-4th.

call for info +30 697 947 8343

Exhibition: Saturday, May. 10th.

Keywords: Parametric, Structures, Prototyping, Fabrication, Laser, Metal, Punching, Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo.

Program: The program is structured in two sections,
1. Digital Design and Parametric Modelling
2. Digital Fabrication and Prototyping

In this fifth 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.

Methodologies and 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. Using parametric tools they will create interesting and optimal variations of outcomes within a given set of constraints and will obtain a sense of machine time and material cost, depending on the complexity of the project.

For any questions, please write to:
Contact/ Pablo Baquero/Columbia, NY,
Contact/ Effimia Giannopoulou/ESARQ, Barcelona,

Workshop Location: ApoDec, Stratigou Sfetsou 3, Thessaloniki.
Exhibition Location: Toss Gallery, Vilara 1, Thessaloniki.
Aimed to: All creative professionals, students, researchers from Architecture, Interior Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, etc.
Prerequisites: Experience with CAD and 3d modeling is welcome. All Rhino levels  accepted.
Participants: Min 6 to max 12 persons.
Software: Evaluation versions of Rhino, Grasshopper, Plug-ins for GH.
Hardware: Participants should bring their own laptop running Windows. In case of Macs, please contact us soon.
Language: English and Greek.
Duration: 5 days workshop (10am to 5pm)
+fabrication +assembling +exhibition.
Cost: The price of the workshop is 300 Euros for professionals and 240 Euros for students (present certificate will be necessary).10% discount will be applied for early payments until April 22th (Professional _ 270 Euros, Student_ 216 Euros). Machine costs & materials are not included.