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Digital Design and Production in Architecture

Event Details

Digital Design and Production in Architecture

Time: July 1, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Politecnico di Milano - Campus Lecco
City/Town: Lecco
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Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Andrea Rossi, Lila PanahiKazemi, Pierpaolo Ruttico, Thibault Schwartz
Latest Activity: Jun 8, 2016

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Event Description

The workshop Digital Design and Production in Architecture (1-15 July 2016), organized by INDEXLAB – Politecnico di Milano, has the objective to offer a new vision on architecture and its manufacturing methodologies.

The workshop aims at bringing together visionary companies, advanced designers and innovation-oriented students to envision new synergies between academic research, architectural practice and industrial production.


The two-weeks long program is formulated in two complementary modules:

During the first module – Algorithmic Design for Architecture (1-6 July 2016) – participants will be introduced to the tools and methods of computational design through the Grasshopper software platform. The aim is to allow the exploration of algorithmic modeling of nonstandard forms, as well as to understand the implications of fabrication methodologies in the realization of such geometries.

The second module – Digital Construction Design and Robotic Fabrication (7-15 July 2016) – will focus on robotic fabrication methodology, with the final aim of designing and fabricating a full-scale installation integrating innovative materials and efficient “design to production” parametric routines.


Together, the presented modules aim at providing the participants with relevant skills to design complex geometries and define innovative digital production methods for architecture and the construction industry.

Each module is an independent self-contained package. In this way, the workshop offers the possibility to participants to select their attendance for only one of the modules. However, in order to achieve a complete vision over the new methods for design and production of architecture, the workshop faculty recommends the participation to both modules.


Faculty Scientific committee

Emilio Pizzi, Manuela Grecchi, Giulio Barazzetta, Tiziana Poli, Gabriele Masera, Francesco Braghin (Director)


Digital Tutors

Lila PanahiKazemi (Indexlab / TU Darmstadt / KSP Architekten

Thibault Schwartz (HAL Robotics Ltd / ENSAPM GSA laboratory)

Andrea Rossi (Indexlab / ETH Zürich / TU Darmstadt)

Pierpaolo Ruttico (Indexlab, Founder - Director)


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