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SANDWORKS_2 // computational design workshop at ENCODE Studio

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SANDWORKS_2 // computational design workshop at ENCODE Studio

Time: September 21, 2014 at 10am to September 25, 2014 at 4pm
Location: ENCODE studio
Street: Smouha, 15 May Bridge, 2 Wataneya buildings, Flat 106
City/Town: Alexandria /Egypt
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Phone: 002-03-3823637
Event Type: workshops
Organized By: ENCODE studio
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2014

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Event Description

Workshop 4/ 21-25 Sep. 2014
Sandworks.2 / behavioural forces

/// Brief
Digital design and fabrication technologies informed by material behavior is an emerging research area that exploits the principles and logic of natural systems in the design of the built environment. Sandworks* investigates the development of a computational design system informed by the sand self-formation behaviour. The knowledge objective is to understand the process of coding the material physical behaviour that follows the geometrical constraints of developable, ruled and hyperbolic surfaces formed by sand. 

Through physical and digital form-finding exercises, the workshop will explore the relationships between material and its shaping processes in the generation of form in parallel to theoretical lectures and discussion on cutting edge approaches of computational thinking, design and fabrication in architecture and design. Participants will be introduced to ruled based design thinking through digital design and fabrication systems as well as physical modelling and prototyping techniques.. The workshop aim is to provide an understanding framework of how such processes occur in nature and find their translation in the design of the artificial.

*This research started at the Architectural Association school of architecture in London exploring the design and fabrication techniques of sand tectonic system and now it is pursued at ENSA Paris-Malaquias focusing on the development of the machinic morphogenetic possibilities of sand self-formation with robotic distribution of material through addition, subtraction and deposition

/// Application
To apply, please follow this link to fill the application form

/// Fees*
1700 EGP for students / 2000 EGP for graduates and young professionals
* 20 % discount for early registration and payment before 22 nd of August 2014

more info on the workshop webpage:!sandworks/c1nn1

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