Brick wall-3d print

30 10 2009

This is a scale model of a wall designed at Gage/Clemenceau Architects. This model will enable us to get a better idea of the wall’s composition and organization before fabricating it in a larger scale.

 





WF presents at Arch Film Fest in Lodz

29 10 2009

Last Saturday WF’s Dorota Kabala and Krystian Kwiecinski talked about parametric and generative design at the architectural movies festival “Arch Film Fest” in Lodz, Poland. The presentation was mainly focused on Workshops Factory projects and activities, displaying a wide spectrum of computational design, including scripting, programming, parametric modeling and digital fabrication.

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Many thanks to sztuka-architektury.pl for the invitation.





WF_093 at OSSA’09 Poznań

27 10 2009

WF_093 workshop took place in Poznań, Poland from Oct 17th untill Oct 23rd.  We started with the introduction to generative and parametric design tools and the introduction to digital fabrication. After the participants developed the idea we started designing. All 13 participants developed the form using Rhinoscripting. We were able to parametrically adjust the final form to the sheets size of the material. The object was fabricated from 8mm MDF sheets using a 2-axis CNC mill.

WF_093 workshop took place in Poznań, Poland from Oct 17th untill Oct 23rd.

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Workshops Factory tutoring at OSSA’09

20 10 2009

Workshops Factory was invited by OSSA to tutor one section of the workshop taking place in Poznań from October 17th to 23rd . Our subject was to rethink the relation between the last floor of Collegium Altum building and the eerie feeling associate with the space. After participants developed the idea they started generating a 3D model using Rhinoscripting. When the model is finished we will prepare PLT files and fabricate using 2-axis CNC milling machine. The result will be presented on Friday the 23rd at “Stara Drukarnia” in Poznań, Poland.
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WF started teaching at WAPW

15 10 2009

WF members are now instructing a first year seminar at The Warsaw University of Technology called ” Parametric modeling and CAM technologies ” . With a group of 17 students we are planning to design and fabricate a 1:1 scale installation in the Faculty of Architecture at WAPW during the coming semester





Y parametric Table at LDZIGN

13 10 2009

Y parametric table was selected as one of 17 projects that are going to be shown on make me! 2009 exhibition during International Design Festival LODZ DESIGN 2009. The exhibition is on display in ŁÓDŹ ART CENTER from 15th until 31st of October.

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Photos: Patrycja Sołtan

Support: Tomasz Kwieciński + Robert Krzysztofik





WF presented on Arch Film Fest in Krakow

12 10 2009

Last Friday WF’s Michal Piasecki talked about the implications of computational design for architectural practices on the last day of the architectural movies festival “Arch Film Fest” in Krakow Poland. First the notion of parametrization of forms, which allows the designer to move away from creating fixed geometry towards working on hierarchies of elements was discussed. Later the potential of optimization through natural selection in genetic algorithms was mentioned by presentation of two case studies:

– sun exposure optimization by Fred Labbe

– STL microstructure optimization by Sean Hanna and dr. Siavash H. Mahdavi

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The possibility of augmenting the designer in the process of solving ill-defined problems via artificial intelligence closed the talk.

Many thanks to sztuka-architektury.pl for the invitation.





Brick wall

10 10 2009

The brick wall was genereted using Rhinoscript. It’s a continuation of my research at Gage/Clemenceau Architects. Working on different types of cells and seting up a system of logical operations. I got many variation from which I could select the best ones.

 





WF_095 Rhinoscripting Seminar in NYC

6 10 2009

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The role of the computer as an integral tool for architecture is rapidly changing.  When once it was simply used to create construction documents it is now used as a design aid and in some cases a consultant. This class will offer the opportunity for architects and designers to begin to understand and utilize the algorithmic process as a tool for design by way of Rhinoscript. Scripting is not considered a means to an end but rather a valuable tool used to make certain tasks less tedious and certain decisions more informed.

There are many tools currently available to achieve parametric control of a project. We are choosing Rhinoscipt because of its relatively low cost and high level of resources and documentation. We also feel it is important for our students to come away from the class more comfortable with computer syntax. Learning to understand syntax is a timeless skill which will always be at the core of the algorithmic process.  Additionally we feel that scripting is something that is learned overtime with a very “hands on” attitude.  This is why we leave ample time between classes for independent investigation.

This seminar utilizes techniques that include both “bottom up” and “top down” design strategies, aiming to provide exposure to both theoretical and practical applications of scripting in architecture.

This class is specifically focused on dealing with populations of parametric and standardized components. All scripts and documentation will be provided in class.

At the conclusion of the seminar students will be able to read, modify and compose scripts written with Rhinoscript. Furthermore students will understand the potential of using scripting as a tool for analysis and optimization rather than simply a form generator.

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Class Structure

Classes will be held from 7:30 to 10 on Wednesday nights (except the last class which will be on Monday the 23rd) at 28 west 27th St in Manhattan at Studios GO. Each class will consist of a short lecture, guided example and work session. Scripts will be distributed in class to provide an example and basis for independent study between sessions.

Personal laptops are required.

Price: $400 per person

For further information contact workshops factory : workshopsfactory@gmail.com with the subject “WF_095_NYC”.

Please find the Syllabus below

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