Craftsmanship meets digital fabrication: Plant-based woven architecture program, August 19-29, Portugal

Passa Ao Futuro and Clara Lab
August 19-29, 2020
Alentejo, Portugal

Hands-on experience is crucial in the education of young designers. The Passa Ao Futuro and Clara Lab has organized this summer school program that aims at strengthening the tradition of building and craftsmanship enhanced with the use of digital tools (Rhinoceros) and computer simulations (Grasshopper).

The main goals of the workshop are:

  • Learn the principles of regenerative and bio-climatic design
  • Learn how to acquire weather data and how to use them for environmental simulation
  • Learn to use Grasshopper for environmental studies
  • Understand the principles of prototyping as a lean method for architectural design
  • Apply plant-based design for architecture through traditional craft
  • Learn how to weave with wicker and cane

The expected outcome is two wooden frame structures covered by handwoven skins (local materials).

The workshop fee is €550,00 and includes accommodation, meals, and tuition.

Registration here…

Posted Jun 17, 2020 by Verena on Rhino News, etc.

I’d have loved to attended but remain stuck in Covid lockdown -

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