WF workshops are part of the Spontaneous Schooling Exhibition in London

16 06 2010

6 workshops conducted to date by Workshops Factory in Poland and in USA will be featured on Spontaneous Schooling Exhibition in London. The exhibition is curated by Nous gallery as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2010.

Thanks to the courtesy of Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology the exhibition will feature 3d printed models of students’ works from our very fist workshop, wf_091 conducted at the WAPW in Warsaw. Below are some photos of the models currently travelling to London.

The exhibition opens Friday 18 of June 2010 at 6pm.

The venue is: 3.01 Tea Building, 5 – 13 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6JJ.

Photos: courtesy of Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology.





2D pattern

15 06 2010

This is one of the patterns I designed when I was working for Gage/Clemencau Architects. The idea was to achieve the impression of a three dimensional image on a 2D surface. See more pictures at thispointon

The fabricated part of the pattern.





WF at an Nous gallery exhibition on London Festival of Architecture 2010

24 04 2010

The workshops conducted by Workshops Factory to date will be featured on an exhibition by Nous gallery organized as a part of the London Festival of Architecture 2010. The exhibition aims at presenting a variety of computational design workshops which took place in the last couple of years and the key question is how can workshops contribute to the architectural teaching and the emerging discipline of computational design. The exhibition will open in London’s Shoreditch in June. More info will follow soon.





WF_095

10 02 2010

In a 3rd and a 4th class we taught a method of subdividing surfaces, adding an attractor and creating a gradient depending on a derived distance parameter. Students completed given exercises in subdivision and paneling. During the last class we presented a method which enables one to import external parameters from excel presenting the possibility of program interaction.





WF_095

10 02 2010

In November we instructed our second rhinoscripting seminar in New York. During the first class we gave an introduction to VB syntax, loops and conditional statements establishing a foundation for the seminar. During the second class we worked with vectors, teaching students to use the rhino.OrinetObject() method, populating surfaces with modeled and deformable elements.





2d voronoi pattern

29 01 2010

This voronoi pattern was generated using Rhinoscript.  The first script distributes points according to an attractor  then moves these points with the mathematical equation. In this script I was focused on simulating a movement of  water which could be transformed into a 2d pattern.  The second script  generates a 2d voronoi.

Project at  Gage/Clemenceau Architects





Fluid Surface

13 12 2009

Here is a short research project representing water flow. These surfaces were created by puling UV points proportional to a distance from an attractor. This results in a deformation resembling water.





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.

 





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

Surface Paneling and Shading System

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

WF_095_syllabus