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Past Forward – Parametric design workshop in Bratislava

June 13th, 2013 No comments

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Very interesting workshop will take place in Bratislava between 11 and 18 of August – run by Mateusz Zwierzycki (co-creator of this blog) and Mike Pryor.  They will be accompanied by architect Ján Pernecký, Michaela Tomaselli and Fabio Palvelli. During this 6-day workshop participants will be able to practice advanced techniques of digital design in  Rhino Grasshopper environment, also playing around with  Starling plugin. Definitely this is another fantastic opportunity to deepen parametric and generative design skills, so don’t hesitate and register as soon as possible ! :-)

More info at  http://www.parametricbratislava.blogspot.com/

Parametric design and 3D printing workshops in Poznań

March 2nd, 2013 8 comments

A special fast-paced and condensed parametric workshop will be held in Poznań during Arena Design Fair , which will run from 5 to 8th of march 2013. The fair gathers all professionals and institutions related to design industry, including schools, universities, ,design offices and furniture makers.

The workshop run by Jawor Design Studio will be focused on parametric and generative design techniques, and will bring participants closer to environments such as Rhino Grasshopper, Generative Components and Processing. We will be showing examples of algorithmically generated sculptures that will then be live-3d-printed on ZMorph 3d printers. You can find us in building 5, near to exit number 4. We’re starting at 12:00 on Thursday, the workshop will take 4 hours. If you want to participate, please fill this form.

a model printed on ZMorph 3d printer

 

workshop OBJECT ORIENTED ECLECTISM

January 24th, 2013 7 comments

Although the workshop took place some time ago- I still believe it’s worth to  mention it in public.

Participants from 12 different countries, out of which the most numerous group was polish(!), gathered in Sint-Lucas School of Architecture in beautiful belgian city Gent to face design methodologies based on the concept of Object-Oriented Design (OOD).

The workshop started with a few lectures on the matter, as well as tutorials on processing coding language.

Rather sooner than later-acquired knowledge became a computational tool for all students’ groups. We started experiments with bunch of objects- agents and their behaviours with a focus on their mutual interaction. This interplay, intensive as definition, would give rise to a new homogenous object, instead of assemblage of smaller, not related to one another parts.

Parallel to building geometries through programming, we also focused on the physical models. The array of materials was indeed diverse: sunflower seeds, wooden sticks (300 m long in total), spaghetti pasta, flour, colour threads, plastic cables, feather laces and tensile materials. In terms of treatment methods we used 3d scanning, glueing,  plastic deformation with heat gun, spraying, burning and other additive or substractive methods of handmade fabrication. Here are the results:

group 1

group 2

group 3

group 4

Those intensive, one week lasting experiments in Gent, made most of us sure of how powerful object oriented design can be. Finaly geometry, as a result of bottom-up process of formation rather that predefined representation was always surprising – very often spectacular and sometimes only promising to be better :)

 

The event was tutored by : Gilles Retsin (kokkugia, AADRL), Isaie Bloch ( Eragatory, Die Angewandte) and Corneel Cannaerts (MMLAB). Invited lecturer and juror -Jose Sanchez (Biothing, The Bartlett).

 

You can find more about workshop:

http://mediamateriality.tumblr.com/

 

Last, but not least words about OOD to be listened during the recent lecture of Gilles Retsin:

https://vimeo.com/54294321

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Video clip showing pavilion assembly and workshops

July 31st, 2012 1 comment

Finally – thanks to Takkaona Productions we received final version of video showing parametric pavillion assembly and workshops. Have a look !

 

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Parametric pavillion assembly

June 26th, 2012 6 comments

Between 20 and 24th of July Faculty of Architecture of Technical University of Wrocław together with LabDigiFab and Jawor Design Studio hosted parametric design workshop (already mentioned before in this article ). Over five days participants gradually learned three different design environments : Generative Components, Grasshopper and Processing. On first day Przemek Jaworski introduced everyone into basic techniques of associative and hierarchical geometry, building three dimensional models of facades, roof and stairs, in order to prepare them for digital fabrication process. Exercises were prefaced with special lecture preparing the ground for entry into the world of digital design approaches.

On day two, another lecture was presented by Mateusz Zwierzycki, followed by few very interesting exercies, leading everyone through basic techniques in Rhino Grasshopper. This task was then continued by Michał Piasecki, creating model of architectural facade built on Voronoi tesselation. On next day it was 3d printed on FDM printer in white ABS plastic (photos below)..

Third day started from presentation explaining some generatve designs by Michał Piasecki, and then continued with introduction to algorithmic design led by Przemek Jaworski. Rest of the day was focused on Processing and programming of non-linear ways of generating geometry. At the end, participants were introduced in detail into design of the pavillion, focusing on workflow and sequence of techniques used – dynamic relaxation, adaptive distribution of nodes (connection topologies) and digital fabrication preparation.

Day after (Saturday) after short briefing, we rushed to the battle. All nodes and connections were laid out flat on the grass according to numbering, using white thread and poles we marked our ‘coordinate system’, and positioned all 12 base points on the ground. In the meantime, we also assembled 3 main bottom pieces of entire thing. After securing them to the base, we continued the assembly all the way to the top.

To everyone’s surprise the assembly was finished after only few hours, which was probably helped by clear numbering of all nodes and interactive 3d model with node connections stored on nearby laptops in 3D PDF file (available for download here: pawilon 3d model siatka pol.pdf).

Model with full geometry can be also seen here : pawilon 3d model

The task of physical model assembly was intended to strenghten the understanding of techniques used in design, such as : dynamic relaxation, topological optimization, parametric structures of nodes and digital fabrication preparation.

The day was finished with exhibition of other digitally fabricated models (from LabDigiFab repository) and final evening party (sponsored by Bentley!).

Day 5 (Sunday) was mainly filled with Q&A sessions and additional presentations (in english) by:

- Maria Śmigielska (Spring Challenge 2012 workshops in Vienna)

- Marcin Gładzik (Shape To Fabrication 2011 / London)

- Dawid Górny (interactive installations and own projects – Netizens advertising agency)

- Michail Georgiou (University of Nicosia, Cyprus, teaching experience and workshops)

 

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