RESULTS

All students were challenged to define a modular unit able to growth by arrays, rotation and mirroring operations in the 3dmensional space. 67 Undergraduate students participeted in this 2 weeks seminar held at CEDIM University in Mexico.

INTRODUCTION

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.

BRIEF

The workshop will determine strategies for different typologies through material manipulation, understanding and designing components systems through controlling multiple arrays repetitions.
The module manipulation will be coded in digital tools, based on Rhino/ Grasshopper with the add-on Anemone that will help to simulate global system. During this process codes will be translated into physical prototypes digitally fabricated, optimizing design criteria with fabrication strategies and structural consideration. Our investigations in these interactive relationships will be projected onto the morphology manipulations of the single units.

SESSION DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM / w1

MONDAY
intro to grasshopper
interface
basic transformations
*worksession:
division in groups
physical proposal

TUESDAY
list
vectors
trees
*worksession:
digital models
physical prototypes

WEDNESDAY
mesh
weavebird
mesh+
*worksession:
midseminar presentation
selection of brick team

THRUSDAY
loops
recursions
surface subdivisions
topological wall structure
definition of subteams for wall parts
joinery team
wall topology
material tests

FRIDAY
emergent design
basic behaviours
*worksession:
selection of brick team

OUTPUT:
PHISICAL DEFINITION OF A BRICK SYSTEM

PROGRAM / w2

MONDAY
complex behaviours
dixstra
discrete variables
*worksession:
group and bricks
overall wall
material tests

TUESDAY
stigmergy
environment simulations
*worksession:
group and bricks
overall wall
material tests

WEDNESDAY
fabrication process
*worksession:
fabrication

THRUSDAY
fabrication process
*worksession:
fabrication

FRIDAY
assembly
final presentation

OUTPUT
1:1 WALL CONSTRUCTION

TUTOR

Aldo Sollazzo
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. Aldo is the founder of Noumena and Reshape as well as the head of IAAC Visiting Programs.

David Durán
David, in an architect, Master Degree in Technology in Architecture at the UPC in 2007, where it develops his doctoral thesis under the PhD program in Technology, Urbanism and Building, in 2009 he obtains a second Masters Degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona.David is alsonthe founder of AGENTSDESIGN&CREATIVELAB, [Ex]Perimental Projects, [fa]coutureMX Moda Lab, and [Ob]LAB Objeto; he joins the LITA Research group and he is an interdisciplinary and professional educator focused on comprehensive strategies and design processes for non-standard architecture.

Mauricio Hinojosa
Mauricio is a mexican architect, Program Coordinator for Architecture and Interior Design at CEDIM, entrepreneur.IMBM. He was invited teacher in Contraluz Workshop for the High school of Design and Engineering of Barcelona (ELISAVA), where he took part in the development of real projects of architecture and interiors architecture that promote the experimentation for innovative results. Actually he is an independent architect in a several projects of architecture and of interior architecture in Monterrey.

LOCATION

The Monterrey Center for Higher Learning of Design (Spanish: CEDIM, Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey) is a university dedicated to design, innovation, and business. Its campus is located in Santa Catarina, a municipality of the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.

PARTICIPANTS

Alejandra Cavazos
Alejandra García
Alejandra Gonzales
Ana Bremm
Ana Vargas
Andrea Clark
Andrea Gonzalez
Andrea Najera
Andrea Villareal
Anna Ortuno
Antonio Cardeanas
Antonio Cardeanas
Ariana Romero
Barbara Garza
Brenda Treviño
Brianda Chavez
Carla Ruizvelasco
Carlos Martinez
Christian Mendoza
Cielo Mèndez
Citlalli Vazquez

Dalia Escamilla
Daniela Arzola
Daniela Saldìvar
Daphne Mayo
Deborah Moral
Eduardo Velazquez
Enrique Doster
Esther Cepeda
Fabiola Sandoval
Gabriela Jurado
Gabriela Sepulveda
Heizel Murrillo
Irasema Cueto
Ivette Vega
Jaime Castillo
Jorge Villareal
Kassandra Carrizalez
Kathia Quintanilla
Lilia Trevino
Lourdes Hernandez
Magui Flores

Marco Orozco
Maria Jose Rodriguez
Mariana García
Mariel Campilla
Mauricio Ponguta
Mauricio Selim
Maximiliano Esquivel
Melissa Jasso
Melissa Medellín
Monica Arriagao
Monica Avila
Narda Rigal
Narda Rigal
Oscar Alvarado
Paula Valenzuela
Raul Huerta
Samantha Estrada
Santiago de la Cruz
Tania Ruíz
Valeria Gonzales
Zamira Zamittiz

WORKSHOP TITLE

TOPOLOGICAL ARRAYS,
generative landscapes for 3d milling

DATE

September2016

LOCATION 

Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey, Mexico

IN COLLABORATION WITH

CEDIM