algorithmic modeling for Rhino

AA ROME VISITING SCHOOL | SPRING 2013 | only a few places available



Form as (Dynamic) Unknown

Rome (Italy) | Thursday 9 – Saturday 18 May 2013

Can we overcome the assumption of urban environments as artificial static and passive systems?

Architecture can engage technologies to make buildings tectonically transforming and becoming aware of the active surroundings investigating data and responding to environmental change.

The 10-day workshop investigates the design of computational kinetic structural systems, which interact with the behavior inherent in the city, environment and population.

The aim of the workshop is to investigate parametric kinetic strategies that transform according to the ever-changing data system. Like architectural cybernetic machines embedded in a smart city, the projects interact with the population and the environment of Rome proposing another layer of urban strategy. These operations take place both by continually detecting the physical and non-physical data via sensors and by transforming their own forms. The complex dynamic interaction approach leads us to discard the imposition of a fixed form and, instead, create and use a computational kinetic artifice.

Initially students attend lectures on current mainstream and academic research as well as tutorials on parametric modeling software, digital fabrication prototyping and robotic assembly. Then applying skills in a team-based structure, pursue computational design research coupling physical analogue experiments with computer-controlled kinetic prototype programming. The proposals are built assembling digitally fabricated parts and electronic devices, like Arduino boards, sensors and servos to interact with a data exchange and regulating form.

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