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.


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 : with the subject “WF_095_NYC”.

Please find the Syllabus below


LaN + Workshops Factory present IaaC NIGHT NEW YORK hosted by Studios GO

9 09 2009

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is a latest-generation education and research centre dedicated to the development of an architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in the construction of habitability in the early 21st century. Based in the 22@ district of Barcelona, one of the world’s capitals of architecture and urbanism, the IaaC is a platform for the exchange of knowledge with faculty and students from over 25 countries, including the USA, China. India, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Sudan. Students work simultaneously on multiple scales (city, building, manufacturing) and in different areas of expertise (ecology, energy, digital manufacturing, new technologies), pursuing their own lines of enquiry on the way to developing an integrated set of skills with which to act effectively in their home country or globally.


7-9 pm FRI SEPT 18 at Studios GO

28 West 27th Street, Suite 12B, New York, NY 10001

IaaC presentation followed by work of IaaC alumni:

Monika Wittig of LaN / Live Architecture Network (USA, IaaC 2006-7)

Erik Thorson & Monika Szawiola of Workshops Factory (USA & Poland, IaaC 2007-8)

Eduardo Mayoral (Spain)  2007-8

Brick wall_fabrication

7 09 2009

A part of a wall generated in Rhinoscript and fabricated on a laser cutter. A formal investigation of a surface  .

WF_094 NYC

7 09 2009

Week 4: Solar Gain Study: Students learned to inform their designs by importing external data from an excel spreadsheet. This provided knowledge allowing for color coding solar gain levels and parametrically adjusting building skin apetures.





WF_094 NYC

30 08 2009

Week 3: Surfaces: Students learned to subdivide surfaces along their U and V directions. Excersizes included surface population according to normal’s, parametric trussing and surface paneling.