algorithmic modeling for Rhino


Event Details


Time: January 11, 2013 to January 12, 2013
Location: Innsbruck Faculty of Architecture
Street: Technikerstrasse 21
City/Town: Innsbruck
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Event Type: symposium, /, workshops
Organized By: Manuel Hartmann, Guenther Filz, Rupert Maleczek, Christian Scheiber
Latest Activity: Jan 7, 2013

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Event Description

Form stands not only for an objects shape.  Form also implements principles of its generation. Therefore form affects and effects most disciplines from language and literature to philosophy and biology. Form in architecture stands for its spatial (architectural) quality and simultaneously for its structural potential. Its architectural quality is the result of all respected parameters, its structural efficiency is directly correlated to its geometry which again can be perceived with our visual sense.

Form also reflects its principles and rules that are set up or found its creation.

So Form and Rule can be seen as an interrelating and/or correlating system. The principles or rules that are set up or found in order to create form and space can be described as predefined or postdefined. At the same time we maybe face the classical “The chicken or the egg causality dilemma”. What was first the Form or its describing rules?

The different approaches to “Form” which can be of physical, geometrical, material, aesthetical, social, … nature can be of deep interest for all space creating disciplines, like architecture or engineering.

The aim of the lecture series, discussion and workshops is to recognize, better understand and develop the mostly separately examined aspects in the creation of forms as a complex holistic system. In this regard an inter- and transdisciplinary exchange can be seen as an important step in this direction and open new perspectives and possibilities for all involved disciplines.


Arnold Walz, Design to Production, Germany
Annette Steinsiek, Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv, LFU Innsbruck, Austria
Christoph Gengnagel , UdK Berlin, Germany
Holger Alpermann, UdK Berlin, Germany
Hans-Peter Schröcker, Unit Geometry and CAD, LFU Innsbruck, Austria
Markus Hudert, IBOIS at the EPFL in Lausanne
Martin Trautz, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Norbert Palz, UdK Berlin, Germany
Toni Kotnik, ETH Zürich, Suisse
Ursula A. Schneider, Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv, LFU Innsbruck, Austria
Yves Klett, ifb, university stuttgart, Germany
Daniel Piker, Kangaroo, United Kingdom

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