RESPONSIVE DESIGN: Parametric, Algorithmic & Kinetic Workshop in Tripoli (Lebanon)

RESPONSIVE DESIGN: Parametric, Algorithmic & Kinetic Workshop

Where: Beirut Arab University - Tripoli

Phase one: Parametric Algorithmic Design - February 27-28, 2016
Phase two: Kinetic Responsive Design - March 4-6, 2016

Organizer: Mostafa R. A. Khalifa

Workshop Program:

Phase One

Day 1

  • Opening lecture on Algorithmic Added Design
  • Tutorials and introductions to NURBS modeling with Rhino
  • Parametric modeling tutorials with Grasshopper
  • Grasshopper processes, algorithmic logic and data management
  • Essential mathematical functions and logical operations
  • Projects assignments, groups divisions, project phase’s schedule

Day 2

  • Form finding methods and theories for architecture
  • Training on physical algorithms using Kangaroo plug-in
  • Catenary systems on curves, catenary on surfaces, and mesh relaxation
  • Algorithms and design inspirations
  • Subdivision algorithms, paneling tools
  • Responsive materials, structural optimizations
  • Project phase one submission

Day 3

  • Envelope pattern optimizations for natural lighting
  • Kinetic Architecture introduction and projects examples
  • Responsive material analysis and design systems
  • Kinetic facades and dynamic pattern
  • Training on Arduino and preparing digital models for kinetic simulation

Phase Two

Day 4

  • Environmental sensors, design reaction
  • Lighting sensors, temperature sensors
  • Smart and embedded systems for architecture
  • Architectural models movements and mechanisms

Day 5

  • Wireless controllers for Grasshopper
  • Mobile controllers
  • Projects final submission

Day 66

  • Finalizing students projects
  • Models fabrications and sensors installations, documenting reactions
  • Final project ourcomes

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Posted Feb 26, 2016 by Elena Caneva on Rhino News, etc.