WF is about to present at Arch Film Fest in Katowice

3 11 2009

This Friday WF’s Michal Piasecki will make a presentation on the last day of Arch Film Fest in Katowice.

The venue is Centre of Film Art “Silesia”: Sokolowska 66. The talk will start around 7 pm, on 6th of Nov.

Michal will begin by introducing notions such as parametric modeling, scripting and programming. Then he is going to move to the examples of architectural applications of these tools. He will finish by discussing some of the potentials of optimization with genetic algorithms and augmenting designers in solving of ill-defined problems with other types of artificial intelligence.

You are welcome to join Michal in Katowice, if you will be around.

Many thanks for the invitation to

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.


Many thanks to for the invitation.

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


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

Many thanks to for the invitation.