Workshops

Holographic Design and Assembly of Tessellating Building Parts#1
Katrin Jonas & Gwyllim Jahn
Mixed reality (MR) environments allow designers to visualise 3D models within physical environments and at scale. Many architects have now embraced Virtual Reality (VR) within their visualisation packages but are yet to realise value potential in MR applications.
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Structural NURBS#2
Philipp Längst, Anna Bauer, Riccardo La Magna
Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) is a novel approach in finite element methods which allows to directly use NURBS-objects in CAD for simulation and therefore overcomes standard processes of geometry translations (such as meshing) and enables integrated design approaches by linking the power of simulation consistently into the modelling space (CAD).
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VEC – Programming Urban Regulations as a Virtual Ecosystem#3
Sergio del Castillo Tello
The Movement for Interrelational Architecture and Urbanism (MIAU) understands architecture as a set of interwoven relations between design forces which define an ever-changing dynamic framework. Programming this relations is key to develop contextualized prototypes and complex urban-design approaches. The only way we can develop this relations is b…
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Fabrication-Informed Design of Robotically Assembled Structures#4
Stefana Parascho, Yijiang Huang, Caitlin Mueller & Grey Wartinger
Digital fabrication has substantially expanded the design possibilities for architectural construction. While we can nowadays fabricate a much larger variety of geometries, the design of such structures becomes more and more difficult to control. The design space of digitally fabricated structures is inherently different from the traditional archit…
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Fresh Eyes: Applying Machine Learning to Generative Architectural Design#5
Adam Menges, Kat Park, Kyle Steinfeld
This workshop presents tools and techniques for the application of Machine Learning (ML) to Generative Architectural Design (GAD). Proposed here is a modest modification of a 3-step process that is well-known in generative architectural design, and that proceeds as: generate, evaluate, iterate. In place of the typical approaches to the evaluation s…
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Robotic Wood Printing Workshop#6
Mohamed Dawod, Zuardin Akbar, Arjen Deetman, Benedikt Wannemacher
This workshop introduces a novel method of additive manufacturing with continuous solid wood fibres. Participants will explore a newly developed wood monofilament made out of willow withes (a rapidly renewable resource in Germany), robotic fabrication and topology optimization processes developed at the University of Kassel, to fabricate high-resol…
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Shaping Sand – Heuristic Interactive Modelling#7
Sven Pfeiffer & Norbert Enneking
The purpose of this workshop is to explore the potentials of human-machine interaction in a cooperative learning environment for artists, architects and structural designers. The participants will be introduced to the research topic of sand-forming methods for thin-walled architectural components, which, through the use of computational processes …
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Generative Design Workflows with Project Refinery and Dynamo#8
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Learn how to build optimization-driven generative design workflows with the help of Dynamo and Project Refinery on this two-day workshop.
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Parametric Digital Twins#9
Jeroen Coenders, Babette Hohrath, Maarten Mathot & Maeva Dang
In this workshop we aim to explore the cutting edge of parametric design and Digital Twin technologies, and through this exploration gain and share a deeper understanding of how a combination of these technologies might lead to a whole new way of environment-driven design.
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