Parametrica [Digi Fab School] from Bucharest, Romania, invites you to DYNAMIC FIELDS Workshop and Conference (16 – 29 July 2013, www.dynamicfields.ro) to participate in the digital design build project, seeking to create an inventive collaborative environment. The workshop is part of a series of PARAMETRICA events, promoting computational design thinking and exploring the new possibilities of parametric design.
The workshop is aimed at: students, postgraduates, architects, interior, product and urban designers, engineers, anybody interested.
> WORKSHOP CONCEPT (16th – 28th July 2013) <
The future of structures lies in their ability to utilize and respond to the energy which exists in the environment surrounding them. In this 14 day workshop the various energy fields which exist in a given environment will be identified, analyzed and then simulated, after which experimental structures will be generated and fabricated such that their performance will act as a continuous real-time response to these environmental parameters.
> CONFERENCE CONCEPT (29th July 2013) <
During this day we will present the final workshop projects and our special guest, Patrik Schumacher will exploit the subject of computational design thinking and parametric architecture.
> OBJECTIVES <
The workshop objectives are two-fold, in the first phase the workshop focuses on the identification and analysis of resources inherent to the environmental context, thus developing a better understanding of their nature as well as optimized methods of use or response. In the next phase, the objective is to generate structures which through either means of fabrication or material properties can respond to, or utilize the environmental energy sources.
> THE PROJECT TEAM<
Key lecturer: PATRIK SCHUMACHER (DE)
Director, Zaha Hadid Architects, London; Dr Phil, Dip Ing, ARB, RIBA and Founder AA Design Reseach Lab London
Lecturer: Ina Leonte (RO)
PhDc, teaching assistant (UAUIM, Bucharest, Romania) and Co-founder, Zest
HOOMAN TALEBI [IR] MArch (AADRL, London), MSc (AUT, Tehran) and Lead Designer, Zaha Hadid – London
ARIAN HAKIMI NEJAD [IR] MAA 2010 – Architect/Urban Designer (IaaC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain), Digital Fabrication & parametric design expert and Tutor, Parametrica
FARSHAD MEHDI’ZADEH [IR] MArch (IaaC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain) and Co-founder, Tehran Architecture Studio (Iran)
MOHSEN MARIZAD [IR] MAA 2010 – Architect (IaaC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain) and Parametric design expert
Workshop coordinator and assistant:
Diana Nitreanu (RO)
MAA 2010 – Architect/Urban Designer (IaaC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain), Official Rhino Trainer,Co-founder, Laboratorul de Arhitectura; Co-founder & Tutor, Parametrica
> EQUIPMENT WORKSHOP <
Each participant must provide their own laptop with the following software installed: A. Rhinoceros 3D 5.0 B. Grasshopper 3D (Latest Version) C. Arduino
Machines to work on: 1. Laser Cutter – small laser for prototyping 2. Big laser cutter for final production. Materials (provided by Parametrica [digi fab school]) – To be specified according to the subject of study for each group;
> AGENDA <
WEEK 1 WORKSHOP (16th-21th July, from 8am – 6pm)
Audience: 50 participants
WEEK 2 WORKSHOP (22th-28th July, from 8am – 6pm)
Audience: 50 participants
Q&A with Patrick Schumacher
Patrick Schumacher (lecture and open debate), 29th July
> ATTENDANCE & COSTS <
Lecture – Early bird 50 EUR (until 31st May), Late bird 75 EUR (until 26th of July). Lecture prices include presentations, food & drinks.
Workshop – Early bird 200 EUR (until 31st May), Late bird 300 EUR (until 26th of July). Workshop prices include lecture access, workshop materials,drinks.
All info courtesy of Parametrica [Digi Fab School]