RECURSION in mathematics and computer science, is a method of defining functions in which the function being defined is applied within its own definition. The term is also used more generally to describe a process of repeating objects in a self-similar way. Simply stated, the definition of a recursive function includes the function itself. Fractals are among the canonical examples of recursion in mathematics and programming. A loop can simply be a way to apply the same operation to a list of elements, but it is an iterative loop if the results from one step are used in the calculation of the next step. In design research controlling recursion becomes a new strategy to define new forms and spaces.
In this workshop we will be exploring iterative strategies through parametric design. Main tool for the course will be grasshopper3d and its add-on Anemone. Anemone is a simple but effective plug-in for Grasshopper that enables for loops in a simple and linear way. We will explore several strategies such iterative growth, L systems, fractals, recursive subdivisions and more. Our course will focus on how those methods can affect three-dimensional geometries, generating unexpected conformations.
intro to rhino
intro to grasshopper
intro to loops
agent based modelling
Day 1 / friday 16:00
Tour Green Fab Lab
Basics of 3D modeling in Rhinoceros
Basics of Grasshopper
Open Lecture by Jan Pernecky, founder of rese arch
Day 2 / saturday 10 am- 18 pm
Recursive iterative methods
Advanced Topics of looping
Day 3 / sunday 10 am – 18 pm
Recursive iterative methods
Final presentation session
The workshop is open to all participants, no previous knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper is required (although an introductory knowledge is welcome). Participants should bring their own laptop with a pre-installed software. The software package needed has no additional cost for the participant (Rhino can be downloaded as evaluation version, Grasshopper and plugins are free). These softwares are subject to frequent updates, so a download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants a few days before the workshop.
Aldo is an architect and researcher. Master in Architectonic Design in 2007, Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC [Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia] in 2012, Fab Academy diploma in 2014 in the Fab Lab Barcelona, Aldo is an expert in computational design and digital fabrication
Efilena is an architect engineer, studied in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a Master degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Having developed several interactive projects, her current interest lies in exploring material properties in order to create real time responsive architectural structures.
Establisher and tutor of the rese arch GRASSHOPPER® Sessions (grasshopper.rese-arch.org). Expert in creative programming and form making in Java / Processing and Grasshopper®. Maker of the Boid flocking library for Grasshopper® (2014). Teaching creative programming at universities in SK, CZ, IT and independently in AT, SK, CZ, PL, RS.
Mehmet Yılmaz Akdoğan
Green FabLab, a digital fabrication lab that uses natural resources and is a partner in the international network of FabLabs led by MIT in Boston, and part of the Plan Avanza national network of laboratories in Spain.
Visit Valldaura campus and participate to all workshops activities. Transportation to the Green Fab Lab is included in the price.
Live the complete Valldaura experience. Three days stay in Valldaura, including accommodation and meals plus the magic of grasshopper!
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