Posted on August 19, 2017 by paniba

“Fabrication of Stripes Design”

Thessaloniki, Greece.

Ws 1: September 18- 19- 22
Ws 2: September 25- 26- 29

Hours: 6 -9 pm

Exhibition :::: TBA

Computational tools require new ways of thinking, especially for fabrication. The parametric tools and digital fabrication techniques, as the case of CNC (computer numerical control) machines, challenge the traditional perception by raising an open framework for thinking about design as a way of accumulation different possibilities.Participants will understand from an early stage, strategies and construction details in order to create complex 3D geometries. During this intensive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to investigate methods and construction processes of a coherent design methodology, from concept to realization: modeling, manufacturing, assembling.

Theoretical and guided classes are aimed to establish tools that will be directly applied and used as a platform for ideas, in order to facilitate the production of real physical projects out of flat material sheets. Participants will cover the necessary for the cutting drawings and will be introduced to the production process and CNC manufacturing techniques. The last session is intended for organizing the parts for the post-production and assembly.

Stripes Fabrication

The objective is to design self-supporting stripes with structural rigidity. An extensive sample will establish how tools would directly be applied to the creation of complex objects. The exploration of lightweight and thin materials of polypropylene to design a self-supported or hanged shell structure. The morphology would be separated in intrinsic stripes that will be connected using joints according to its behavior. Using Grasshopper as the basic platform, students will explore the creative potential of the emerging and dynamic phenomena. Each team or individual will formulate a strategy to create system variations. They will naturally come to understand constrain aspects of material behavior, joints, reduction of fabrication cost, and assembling systems.

Monday 18 / 25 (18:00-21:00) ::: Introduction to Fabrication and Grasshopper methods.
Tuesday 19 / 26 (18:00-21:00) ::: Stripes concepts and projects design.
Friday 22 / 29 (18:00-21:00) ::: Assembly of Laser cutted components.

Workshop Location:
Stratigou Sfetsou 3
Thessaloniki 546 26, Greece
Aimed to: Our team is always open for feedback from creative practitioners of all design and manufacturing fields.
Requirements: Personal laptop.
Software: Rhinoceros 5 and Grasshopper (open source, latest version) installed. Evaluation version at official website.
Duration: 3 days classes, cutting, assembling, depending on the participant and machine availability.
Teaching language: English, Greek.

Workshop Leaders:
Kalliopi Valsamidou / M.Arch /
Effimia Giannopoulou / MscBiodigitalArchitecture /
Pablo Baquero / M.S. Arch / PhD in Genetic Architecture /