[tie_full_img]After the huge success of International Architecture & Design Awards, Re-thinking The Future Awards, RTF Sustainability Awards 2015, IATA, and RTF Sustainability Awards 2016 with participation from across the globe and Winners from prestigious firms such as Bjarke Ingels Group & DIALOG, Perkins Eastman, UNStudio, HOK, Page, RTKL, AHR, Sanjay Puri Architects, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, and BIOME, and hosting one of the largest architectural events in India- Delhi Architecture Festival, now RTF in its Sixth year, is launching the RTF WORKSHOP SERIES 2017 for Students and Professionals.
Ever wondered how Zaha Hadid, Bjarke Ingles, UN Studio and others design their facade? Then this workshop is for you!
Parametric Facade Design Workshop Series
With the collaboration of WEsearch lab, Parametric Facade Design – a series of 3-day long workshops across 10 cities of India, with an aim of providing insight into Parametric Design, and the inherent logic that constitutes and drives it. This course will use Rhino & Grasshopper as an aid in design exploration by looking at Facade Design as a complex inter-relationship of intrinsic and extrinsic parameters. Participants will get a first-hand taste of the design workflow of top ranked universities and practices from around the world.
Description – Parametric Facade Design Workshop
Parametric Facade Design is a series of 3-day long workshops across 10 cities of India, with an aim of providing insight into Parametric Design, and the inherent logic that constitutes and drives it. This course will use Rhino & Grasshopper as an aid in design exploration by looking at Facade Design as a complex inter-relationship of intrinsic and extrinsic parameters.
Using parameters to define geometry marks a fundamental shift in aesthetic value: from the exact ‘repetition’ of elements in the traditional design to a varied but ‘similar’ use of elements in parametric design. Based on the variables, options will be explored (as many as mathematically possible), by automating the process of exploration, similar in principle to the rapid doodles developed during the initial conceptual stage. Participants will get a first-hand taste of the design workflow of top ranked universities and practices from around the world.
The technique of Parametric Design opens new ways of interpreting geometries. It marks a paradigm shift where relationships between elements are used to manipulate and inform the design of geometries and structures. The focus shifts from the process of modeling geometry, to the process of defining geometry. The designer’s attitude thus transforms from developing a pre-conceived idea of a form and directs towards the form-generating rules and the inter-dependencies between the parts.
Concepts of Computation in Design and Parametric Facade Design will be introduced through a slow computing paradigm. Accordingly, the class will have two parallel components: a critical inquiry into the theory, and hands-on exercises that will develop a full range of computational techniques.
Rhino 3D software package and the Grasshopper plug-in, which provides an intuitive and graphic interface for creating parametric models from simple relationships between objects, will be used as a medium for exercises. The priority will be on process & logic on the software platforms and not a software tutorial per se.
Participants are expected to gain the following:
- Understand and apply the principles underlying the theory of computation and parametric design in architecture,
- Understand different aspects of computation, and their integration in design pipeline,
- Research, explore, and test the use of parameters and their inter-relationships to generate simple and complex facade designs,
- Be able to iterate through the design concepts,
- Understand the mathematical framework of optimisation,
- Get a working knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper, and
- Think critically about the appropriate uses and applications of these architectural tools and skills and critique the use of computation in architecture.
Previous Workshops Outcome
The compiled output of the 10 workshops shall be featured on the website of Re-thinking the Future, and our digital and print media partners. All participants will become part of the network and will be exclusively invited for future workshops and events. Students will get exclusive intimation about internship opportunities and professionals about job/ collaboration opportunities with WEsearch lab.
3 Day Schedule
- The workshop is open to students of all years.
- The workshop is open to all professionals.
- No prior knowledge of Rhino or Grasshopper is needed.
- Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
- Rhino 5 (90-day evaluation) can be downloaded for free here
- Grasshopper free-version can be downloaded here
Please note that Rhino does not have full functionality on Rhino for Mac, so carry a laptop with Windows.
For any queries mail to: [email protected]
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