INTRODUCTION

The Pavilion of Innovation 2015 in Beyond Building Barcelona, curated by IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona, presents new ideas and construction paradigms emerging from international excellence in research and pilot projects, forming the basis of future buildings and cities. Novel and reactive materials, advanced digital/robotic manufacturing techniques and responsive environments are the key topics presented, towards shaping the future of the building industry.

The Pavilion of Innovation 2015 will also host events such as a symposium, where pioneer architects and designers will be discussing the future technologies and innovation in construction, as well as hosting a series of educational workshops open for all professionals and students, such as computational couture.

 

BRIEF

Clothes can be considered as the very first form of mediators between body, space and events. Condensing in their aesthetics not only the evolution of its relation to the physical functions of the body (movement, protection, temperature regulation) but also the evolution of cultural expression precisely by exceeding the purely indexical performative relations. Designing not only for the needs but for the desires.

Computational couture looks at the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing (typical of haute couture) through the lens of a systemic approach, extending the sartorial techniques with 3D modeling and computation-based approaches developed in Rhinoceros and the visual programming environment Grasshopper.
Aim of the workshop is to exert, infuse and expand the sartorial sensibilities to body proportions and dress making into an algorithmic approach that loops through design and fabrication by means of laser cutting and 3d printing for the design and production of a garment.
Participants will be divided in teams focusing on specific aspects of the garment related to the production technique (laser cutting or 3D printing).

SCHEDULE

Day 1
Introduction to algorithms and computational design for creative disciplines
Basics of 3D modeling in Rhinoceros
Basics of Grasshopper
Introduction to basic sartorial techniques

Day 2
Testing design options for the dress in Grasshopper (tutored work)

Day 3
Fabrication session
. file preparation
. parts testing and pre-assembly
. dress fabrication and assembly

Day 4
finalization of dress
final presentation

 

REQUIREMENTS

The workshop is open to all participants, no previous knowledge of Rhinoceros, Grasshopper or tailoring techniques 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.

 

TUTORS

Alessio Erioli  Co-founder  of  Co-de-iT

Anastasia Pistofidou – Researcher of   Fab Lab  Barcelona

Lidija Stanojcic – Fashion Designer

PROJECT TITLE
COMPUTATIONAL COUTURE_  Expanding the horizons of dress making towards an algorithmic approach

YEAR
19-22 May 2015

LOCATION
Pavilion of Innovation, Beyond Building   Barcelona,  Spain

IN COLLABORATION WITH
CO-DE-IT
IAAC
FAB LAB BARCELONA
RESHAPE
BEYOND BUILDING BARCELONA

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