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In[FORM]ed Geometries_V1.0 // rat[LAB] Delhi

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In[FORM]ed Geometries_V1.0 // rat[LAB] Delhi

Time: April 25, 2015 at 10am to April 26, 2015 at 6pm
Location: rat[LAB] Delhi Studio
City/Town: New Delhi
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Event Type: computation, &, design, workshop
Organized By: rat[LAB] EDUCATION
Latest Activity: Mar 20, 2015

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Event Description

// Title

In[FORM]ed Geometries_V1.0


// Level

Advanced (Previous skills are preferred, but not obligatory)


// 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 aspect that is 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. 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. A strong focus will be made on ‘geometry’ and ‘matter’ and embedding data-driven intelligence to geometrical & material systems.


All rat[LAB]EDUCATION Workshops are tied up with a larger agenda of a buildable project for New Delhi, INDIA (Proposed for late 2015) & a publication scheduled for 2016. All participants will become a part of the growing EDUCATION network and will be exclusively invited for future events & studio activities.


// Methodology

Workshop has been structured to teach participants the use of Grasshopper® (Generative modelling plug-in for Rhinoceros) as a generative tool, and ways to integrate it with architectural processes. A strong agenda on ‘geometry’ and ‘matter’ will form the focus of the studio with design experimentation through computational & parametric techniques. Previous knowledge of Grasshopper is preferred, as this will be a design intensive workshop.

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