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Architecture of Digital Fashion 3 (www.architectureinfashion.ro)

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Architecture of Digital Fashion 3 (www.architectureinfashion.ro)

Time: April 20, 2014 at 9am to April 23, 2014 at 12am
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Street: Course-Mircea Vulcanescu 27, Workshop-Institutul Medico Militar no.22
City/Town: Bucharest
Website or Map: http://www.architectureinfash…
Phone: 0040 758 86 06 87
Event Type: course, workshop
Organized By: Parametrica [digi fab school]
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2014

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Event Description

Parametrica [Digi Fab School] from Bucharest, Romania, invites you to participate in the digital design build project, ARCHITECTURE OF DIGITAL FASHION 3 (20-27 April 2014), seeking to create an inventive collaborative environment.

 

TYPE : Course module and Workshop

The event is open for anybody interested from all the fields of design, including: architecture, interior design, furniture design, product design, fashion design, scenography, and engineering.

  

1. COURSE MODULE (20-23 April 2014) - optional

 + type: 3 days intensive course regarding basic knowledge in parametric design (LEVEL 1)

 + software: Rhinoceros & Grasshopper

 + plugins: Kangaroo, Weaver Bird, Lunch box, Ghowl, Geco

 + achievements:     

- acquainting to the components & the concept of Generative Design

- understanding the strategies in Algorithmic Design

- how to easily insert simple mathematical equation into the project to gain more control

- how to utilize proper plugins with respect to their nature of the project

- interacting with different analysis platforms such as Ecotect & remote controller

- solving several exercises with different scales( 2D- 3D )  during each phase of the workshop

  

2. WORKSHOP (23-27 April 2014)

A 5 day Design-Based Research Workshop exploring new techniques in Digital Architecture/Fabrication, with a specific focus on the use of generative systems and parametric modeling as tools for creative expression.

Our ultimate goal is to increasing the efficiency of utilizing digital tools in parallel with geometric performance of the primitive design agent.  

+ +  CONCEPT

Fashion and Architecture are both based on basic life necessities – clothing and shelter.

However, they are also forms of self-expression – for both creators and consumers.

Both fashion and architecture affect our emotional being in many ways.

The agenda of this workshop is to investigate on the overlap between these two areas of design, art & fashion.

Fashion and architecture express ideas of personal, social and cultural identity, reflecting the concerns of the user and the ambition of the age. Their relationship is a symbiotic one and throughout history, clothing and buildings have echoed each other in form and appearance. This only seems natural as they not only share the primary function of providing shelter and protection for the body, but also because they both create space and volume out of flat, two-dimensional materials.

While they have much in common, they are also intrinsically different – address the human scale, but the proportions, sizes and shapes differ enormously.

+ + +  OBJECTIVES

So far, Architects have been using techniques such as folding, bending etc. to create space, structural roofs or different other structural shapes.

The agenda of this workshop goes further with the investigation of algorithmic thinking through generative tools Integrated in design.

The challenge is creating a bridge that connects these two areas of design, architecture and fashion that perform at two opposite scales. 

+ + + + TECHNICAL BRIEF

In the early stages physical models and low-tech strategies will be used, allowing the participants to gain a greater understanding of materials, fabrication and assembly methods as well as simple, yet pragmatic structural solutions.

Later in the workshop these strategies will be digitalized and elaborated using software visualizing tools such as Rhinoceros and the algorithmic plug-in Grasshopper.

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