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SYNTHESIS OF STRIP PATTERN

COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN, MATERIAL BEHAVIOUR & FABRICATION STRATEGIES WORKSHOP, BARCELONA 07/04-12/04/2017

Stripe patterns are widely spread in nature in different scales, from the smallest molecules to skin pattern of plants and animals. These patterns can also be identified in the growth of cells, which show how their intensification in specified areas makes the surface transform and curl on itself. The generation and the properties of such structures are explored through parametric techniques using algorithms to create complex hyperbolic geometries.

 
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AERIAL STIGMERGY

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA TO GENERATIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP
BARCELONA 27/04-02/05/2017 

Aerial Stigmergy aims to investigate a non-conventional construction system informed by environmental data collected by aerial robots and to explore generative design methodology based on data driven strategies. The workshop will perform as a team-based program and will be divided in different phases through which participants will build up several skills and develop their own design strategies.

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DESIGN BY DATA

ADVANCED MASTER IN COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN, DIGITAL MANUFACTURING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES, PARIS SEPTEMBER2017

The Design by Data Advanced Master® provides attendees with a cross-disciplinary culture of computational design and a comprehensive knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of parametric architecture, robotics, digital manufacturing and 3D printing for the construction industry. The program is designed for a selected group of architects, engineers, designers and digital artists and offers a variety of courses, fabrication and prototyping workshops, conferences, digital talks and networking events.

 
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FAB ACADEMY 2017

APPLICATION AND IMPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL FABRICATION
The Fab Academy is a Digital Fabrication Program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course: How to Make (Almost) Anything. The Fab Academy began as an outreach project from the CBA, and has since spread to Fab Labs around the world. The program provides advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through an unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources.
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TOPOLOGICAL ARRAYS

UNIVERSIDAD CEDIM

MEXICO, 09/2016

Computation is a process which adopts coding as a mean of expression. Indeed Computation can be also explored through traditional design methods and physical prototypes informing and improving next iterations. Through this seminar students will explore a design approach which requires the understanding and control of a system which can proliferate in the 3dimensional space adopting a series of rules which defines its own morphology.

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INTENSIFS 16 PARIS | DIGITAL DESIGN

ÉCOLE NATIONALE  SUPÉRIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE PARIS-MALAQUAIS PARIS 19-23/09/2016
Every natural formation is the derivative of perpetual material transformations, external influences and forces. The complexity of this process of generative morphogenesis can be analysed by studying the repercussion that physical forces imply to a given structure or pattern, through geometric laws. In this workshop we will understand how to create generative forms through computational design, starting by two-dimensional grid patterns. Using Kangaroo plug-in, a Physics Engine of Grasshopper, we will explore and simulate the emergence of different formations of an elastic lattice.
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TRANSLATE 2016 I RE-ACTIVE STRUCTURES

POSTPONED

In an environment where everything is fluid, spaces cannot remain passive rather than be adjusted to their context. Architects, engineers and designers have to face new and increasingly complex challenges related to new social behaviors, digital landscapes and climate changes. Being inspired from biological organisms’ structural alterations in response to environmental stimuli we are keen on introducing similar behaviors in built structures.

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HYPER CITIES

IAAC GLOBAL SUMMER SCHOOL
BARCELONA
 04-17/07/2016

Our cities are space-time systems, constantly exchanging information among themselves and each other, mutating and fluctuating in an evolutionary manner. The traditional City lost its clear connection to a single static space location, underlining the emergence of a new elastic territoriality, a new informational order, in which traditional infrastructure networks coexist, and expand, into immaterial connections. A combined, evolutionary set of Hyper-ecologies, referring to multiple physical and virtual cities.

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IMPRIMIDA

BARCELONA ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAMP FOR ARTS AND DESIGN, BARCELONA 14- 18, 21-23/06/2016

IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions, Sonar+D and IAAC are launching an open call for artists, makers and designers to participate in a 8 days workshop and further exhibition in Barcelona with experts from the field of digital fabrication and computational design in order to explore the limits of art production in our times. This 8 day workshop will be held during the Sonar+D June 16th to 18th 2016 and during IN(3D)USTRY Maker Pro exhibition from June 21st to 23rd  2016. All participants will have access to one SONAR Full Delegate pass and Full Delegate Pass for IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions event and to all the production means to make their work real.

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RECIPROCITY

BARCELONA April 2016

ReciproCity is a support seminar of the IaaC’ Intelligent Cities Studio. The aim of this program is to explore a shift in the design paradigm, from the planning of urban criteria and parameters, to the design of behaviors able to operate in information rich environments, finally allowing to build urban structures from the bottom up. Starting from pervasive data maps, the operational substrate, participants will design basic behaviors for a multi-agent based system able to grow building coherent compounds, which are not only responsive geometries, but are constantly assessed by an internal feedback system.

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SHAPE CHANGING MATERIALS

NEW YORK 08/04 – 10/04/2016
The “Shape Changing Materials” workshop brings together smart materials with computational design and digital fabrication in context to garments or wearables.  This 3 day workshop explores the possibilities of interactive wearable projects and findis alternative ways to use smart materials. The participants will experiment with responsive shape-shifting materials with 3D modeling and computation-based approaches using Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. 
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WOVEN WOOD

MILAN 04/04 – 10/04/2016

The workshop aims to explore the performance of a ​timber woven lightweight structure through digital fabrication. A thorough understanding the limits and advantages of the elastic bending behavior of the material, inform the design process through form­finding methods and the fabrication techniques. Explore multiaxial patterns and optimise the stress of the curvature through structural simulation and computer­aided manufacturing. The goal is to realise and exhibit a prototype installation in scale 1:1 to activate SBODIO32 Warehouse.

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SYMBIOTIC ASSOCIATIONS

BARCELONA 18/03 – 20/03/2016

During the workshop, participants will be involved in a dynamic workflow, studying algorithms based on recursive systems associated with organic and digital manufacturing.  These  digital structures will be translated into physical prototypes fabricated through additive manufacturing techniques using biodegradable materials such as clay and wooden PLA. The aforementioned structures will be enriched with Mycelium, which will transform them into hybrid living systems.

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NERO - MAPPING

BARCELONA
12/02 – 14/02/2016

The course will be structured in multiple phases, offering a firsthand experience with aerial robotics, data mapping and data visualization. Aim of the workshop is to create a theoretical and experimental framework, based on open-source tools, focused on extracting data from the air to better understand environmental conditions.

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PARAMETRIC WORKSHOP 2016

AMMAN
15/01 – 22/01/2016

The course  is the first in Jordan to introduce McNeel’s Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. It is an introduction into the world of Parametric Design using these two sofwares. Through graphical program language  complex geometric forms will be generated and analyzed.

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ADDITIVE TOPOLOGIES

BRATISLAVA 07/12 – 11/12/2015

Whilst we design digitally we still construct manually. Today designers must adapt their ideas to the limited range of manufacturing techniques available to produce them. Additive topologies is a one week introduction to the principles behind implementing robotics and 3D printing at the architectural scale. Working with computational and physical tools to create design and fabrication strategies.

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RECURSIONS

BARCELONA 27/11 – 29/11/2015

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.

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INTENSIF NUMERIQUE 2015

PARIS 21/09 – 25/09/2015

The course will be structured in multiple phases, generating a dynamic workflow from digital to analog and vice versa, in order to offer a complete firsthand experience with aerial robotics, data mapping and data visualization. Aim of the workshop is to create a theoretical and experimental framework, based mostly on open-source tools, with the scope of extracting data from the air to better understand the environment and intervene in design intentions. 

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INHABITAT

PARIS 17/08 – 05/09/2015

An architectural space-suit performs several functions to allow its occupant to live safely and comfortably, inside or outside a space. It’s the combination of complex equipment, designed to keep the inhabitant comfortable, integrating multiple layers of environmental control and communication systems, all employed to allow complete freedom of movement and interaction.  We call those spatial and human hybridizations INHABITATS.

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N-E-RO

BARCELONA 21/05/2015

N-E-RO technology focuses on data collection and the translation of diverse environmental conditions into useful and accessible information and resources. During this event, we will explain the fabrication process and assembly of the first version of the N-E-RO drone. Come and learn to fly!

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COMPUTATIONAL COUTURE

BARCELONA 19 – 22/05/2015

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.

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UNFOLD

MILAN 14-19/04/2015

Folding constitutes a spatial composition that generates differentiation by maintaining a continuity. Along this succession, every part interacts and communicates with its subsequent part simultaneously. UNFOLD aims to explore the relation between the design and materializing of Space; understanding the “moving matter animated by peristaltic movements, folds and foldings ”(G. Deleuze), and the breaking free of the Cartesian grid, working in networks of folds. 

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RHINOCEROS 3D (V-RAY)

BARCELONA 09-13/12/2014

Rhinoceros workshop has been planned for architects who are familiar with cad programs, such as Autocad, but no perevious experience in Rhinoceros is required. After the workshop, all participants would not only be able to use Rhinoceros as beginners but as advanced users.

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OPTIMA+

CAIRO 01-05/09/2014, BARCELONA 03-07/11/2014

Optima+   allows participants to develop skills on computational design. According to the parametric design strategy, the building form should not be superimposed. An overview of building science and generative techniques will be provided to link form and performance. Participants will also gain insight on which computer tools are nowdays involved into the design process of built environments.

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DATAMATTER

FROSINONE 24-28/11/2014

DATA MATTER proposes a theoretical and experimental framework to develop an unmanned air vehicle system for the analysis of environmental conditions. DATA MATTER focuses on the polluted area of Valle del Sacco in Italy. Discover how to extract data from the different level of environmental conditions, than visualize those informations in order to generate an open and resourceful database of the territory.

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DIGITAL DESIGN INTENSIFS

PARIS 22-26/09/2014

DDI intends to offer an overall vision of digital design strategies, exploring several approaches based on DATA as main provider of design considerations. The workshop will focus on understanding application and implication of data management in design processes applied to different scales and programs.

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TRANSLATE

ROME 14-18/05/2014

In this 5-day workshop we will translate the typical typology and materialization of the house into the definition of surface active structures. The use of Grasshopper, Karamba and Digital Fabrication tools drive our  evolutions of design ,  progressing towards a unique relationship  of structure, construction and fabrication  in both digital and physical realm.

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REACTION 1401

PARIS 13-15/03/2014

Design in contemporary architecture focuses on being evolutionary, temporal, changeable, but above all adaptable and customizable to the socio-technological contexts and to people’s needs. By working in tandem with new technologies through virtually endless approximations, designers can more easily and precisely ensure that every morphological decision responds to the multiple requirements of different environments. 

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ECOTYPE

BRATISLAVA 24/02-03/03/2014

The workshop is going to look into digital sensing structure subsystems, constituted by associative simulations of the relations between tectonics and the environment in which human activities take place according to specific programs. It is going to provide and control a constant flow of information about the changing internal and external conditions which is processed by a computational subsystem articulated by Rhinoceros 5 ( NURBS-based 3D modeling software) + Grasshopper 3D & Sub-Plugins (generative computation tools).

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REACTION

PARIS 04-05/07/2013

The concept of “Smart City” (associated to the concept of “Smart Growth”), is proposed in a social context where infrastructure and population of urban areas continue to grow, in many cases, disproportionately. Therefore a “Smart City” is the one that uses technological advances and tools to support and improve the quality of life of its citizens.

Based on the “Smart City” concept, the workshop will be focused on the analysis, understanding and proposal of this new approach.