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Encodedfields Polymorphism . Advanced Digital Design Workshop

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Encodedfields Polymorphism . Advanced Digital Design Workshop

Time: July 11, 2018 at 10am to July 15, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Florence
City/Town: Florence
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: AX:OM Design Lab
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2018

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Event Description

En{coded}fields. Polymorphism is an advanced design workshop in Florence, taught by Bogdan Zaha and Daniel Bolojan. Attendees will have the chance to go through a professional workflow that will combine diverse digital design methodologies and the use of different tools such as Autodesk Maya, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper.

Building up technical skills will provide the attendees with a solid platform from which to start rethinking and exploring innovative architectural ideas in collaboration with the team and the tutors.


Phase I

In the first part of the workshop attendees will be looking at field conditions and how to generate and design such fields that can help structure a possible urban condition in Florence.

We will be exploring dynamic systems, geometric systems and network theories to generate and design an abstract field condi- tion that extends the urban experience of the city onto the vertical dimensions of towers. Simple operations that would span variations from an initial state will give rise to high level of com- plexity.

The goal of this exercise is to create a rich and diversified intel- ligible urban space that can be later on subjected to local inter- ventions and zooming in to locally enhance each design.


Phase II

The second part of the workshop will build upon first phase; par- ticipants will select one archetype (high rise tower) as a study model for further development.

Besides engaging with multi agent algorithms design strategies, attendees will address strategic utilisation of structurally and environmentally generated morphologies to design coherent and highly differentiated tower exo-skeletons.

Tutors will introduce agent-bodies polymorphism in order to explore the generation of structural aware and capable geom- etries through agent based formation of non-linear hierarchies and emergent patterns. These agent-bodies will operate in a complex spatial manner to form structure, partitions or enclo- sure and will operate across scales, creating a poly-scalar level of detail.

Attendees will speculate how autonomous systems can cre- ate new structures and intelligent distribution of structural elements, about new collaborative strategies of construction and the performativity they will evoke (performance, effects, responsiveness, interaction).


Early registration (before 1st June)

Students 390€ - Professionals 440€

Late registration (after 1st June)

Students 490€ - Professionals 540€

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