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[Design+Compute+Make]_03 by rat[LAB]EDUCATION

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[Design+Compute+Make]_03 by rat[LAB]EDUCATION

Time: July 23, 2016 at 10am to July 24, 2016 at 6pm
Location: rat[LAB] Delhi Studio
City/Town: Delhi
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Event Type: design, workshop
Organized By: rat[LAB] EDUCATION & Nonscale Co. Tokyo
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2016

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Event Description

// rat[LAB] Delhi Studio // 23 – 24 July 2016

// Title

[DESIGN+COMPUTE+MAKE]: Design Computation & Fabrication Workshop


// Level

Basic & Intermediate (Previous software skills are not required)


// Agenda

Parametric Design, in the history of architecture, has defined many rules for current designers and for future practitioners to follow. One of the strongest aspects that are prominent from this style is ‘geometry’. Arguably, there is nothing new about geometry and aesthetics forming the most prominent aspect of any style or era. The language of any style, in the long history of architecture, is visually defined by geometry or shape, beyond the principles that define the core of the style. In the distinguishable style of parametric architecture, geometry has played and is continuing to play an integral role. And with this fairly young style, there are many strings of myths and false notions associated.


The workshop aims to provide a detailed insight to ‘parametric design’ and embedded logics behind it through a series of design explorations using Rhinoceros & Grasshopper platforms, along with understanding of data-driven fabrication strategies. An insight to Computational Design and its subsets of Parametric Design, Algorithmic Design, Generative Design and Evolutionary Design will be provided through presentations, technical sessions & studio work, with highlighting agenda of using data into Hands-on fabrication of a parametrically generated design. A strong focus will be made on ‘geometry’ and ‘matter’.


Day 1 Topics / Agenda

  • Rhinoceros 3D GUI and basic use

  • Installing Grasshopper & plug-ins

  • Grasshopper GUI

  • Basic logic, components, parameters, inputs, numbers, simple geometry, referenced geometry, locally defined geometry, baking, etc.

  • Lists & Data Tree: management, manipulation, visualization, etc.

  • Design Experimentations with Geometry & Data

  • Understanding Data for Manual Fabrication


Day 2 Topics / Agenda

  • Design Experimentations with Geometry, Form, Matter

  • Data for effective numbering and strategizing during Manual Fabrication

  • Collaborative effort for Hands-on ‘making’ process

  • Analysis & Evaluation of Fabricated Geometry

  • Documentation

// Tutor(s):
Sushant Verma (Architect / Computational Designer / Educator)

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