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3-DAY WORKSHOP SERIES ON

PARAMETRIC DESIGN

NEW DELHI   |   MUMBAI   |   BENGALURU
13 - 15   |   20 - 22   |   27 - 29
MARCH (FRI - SUN)
TOOLS - RHINO + GRASSHOPPER
(NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE NEEDED)
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WEsearch lab invites you to participate in a 3-day long workshop on Parametric Design in New Delhi, Mumbai or Bengaluru. The workshops shall be tutored by Joy Mondal from WEsearch lab, with an aim of providing insight into Parametric Design, and the inherent logic that constitutes and drives it.


This course will use Rhino & Grasshopper as an aid in design exploration by looking at design as a complex inter-relationship of intrinsic and extrinsic parameters. Using parameters to define geometry marks a fundamental shift in aesthetic value: from the exact ‘repetition’ of elements in traditional design to a varied but ‘similar’ use of elements in parametric design. Based on the variables, options can be explored (as many as mathematically possible), by automating the process of exploration, similar in principle to the rapid doodles developed during initial conceptual stage. 


The workshop shall introduce 6 major topics - i) Rhino modeling, ii) Grasshopper scripting, iii) Parametric facade design, iv) Planarising curved surface for construction, v) Construction drawing automated generation, and vi) Genetic algorithm to optimise design.


The technique of Parametric Design marks a paradigm shift where relationships between elements are used to manipulate and inform the design of geometries and structures. The focus shifts from the process of modelling geometry, to the process of defining geometry. Participants will get a first-hand taste of the design workflow of top ranked universities and practices from around the world.


We shall share inhouse made custom scripts which can take care of gradient-based facade and urban design, and generate set out drawings for the construction of irregular shapes. No prior knowledge of the software is required.

Ever wondered how Zaha Hadid Architects, Bjarke Ingles, UN Studio and others design their - 1) complex surfaces, 2) gradient facade and 3) make construction drawings for them?


Then this workshop is for you! 

SCHEDULE & FEE
NEW DELHI

Workshop Date : 13 - 15 March,2020 (Friday - Sunday)

Timing : 1000 - 1800 hours (24 hours in total)

Venue : The Multi[log]ue Collective
J - 1868, Ground Floor, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi - 110019

Participation Fee :

Professional - 7,000 INR
Student PG - 6,000 INR
Student UG - 5,000 INR

Discounts are available for group registrations. Kindly check the Workshop Fee page for details.

MUMBAI

Workshop Date : 20 - 22 March,2020 (Friday - Sunday)

Timing : 1000 - 1800 hours (24 hours in total)

Venue : We Work, The Masterpiece
Near Marol Metro Station Andheri East, Mumbai - 400059

Participation Fee :

Professional - 7,000 INR
Student PG - 6,000 INR
Student UG - 5,000 INR

Discounts are available for group registrations. Kindly check the Workshop Fee page for details.

BENGALURU

Workshop Date : 27 - 29 March,2020 (Friday - Sunday)

Timing : 1000 - 1800 hours (24 hours in total)

Venue : We Work, 43, Residency Road
Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru - 560025

Participation Fee :
Professional - 7,000 INR
Student PG - 6,000 INR
Student UG - 5,000 INR

Discounts are available for group registrations. Kindly check the Workshop Fee page for details.

APPROACH
Concepts of Parametric Design will be introduced through a slow computing paradigm. Accordingly, the class will have two parallel components : a critical inquiry into the theory, and hands-on exercises that will develop a full range of computational techniques.

Rhino 3D software package and the Grasshopper plug-in, which provides an intuitive and graphic interface for creating parametric models from simple relationships between objects, will be used as a medium for exercises. The priority will be on process & logic on the software platforms and not a software tutorial per se.
TAKEAWAY
Participants are expected to gain the following :

  • Understand and apply the principles underlying the theory of computation and parametric design in architecture,
  • Understand different aspects of computation, and their integration in design pipeline, 
  • Research, explore, and test the use of parameters and their inter-relationships to generate simple and complex facade designs, 
  • Be able to iterate through the design concepts, 
  • Understand the mathematical framework of optimisation,
  • Get a working knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper, and
  • Think critically about the appropriate uses and applications of these architectural tools and skills and critique the use of computation in architecture.
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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS' OUTCOME
For a more detailed account of the outcomes, kindly go to the Previous Workshops' Outcome page.
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3-DAY WORKSHOP CONTENT
The workshop shall introduce 6 major topics - i) Rhino modeling, ii) Grasshopper scripting, iii) Parametric facade design, iv) Planarising curved surface for construction, v) Construction drawing automated generation, and vi) Genetic algorithm to optimise design.

We shall share our in-house researched custom Grasshopper scripts for Facade design, Urban design massing and Automated Construction drawing generation at the workshop.
ELIGIBILITY
  • The workshop is open to students of all years.
  • The workshop is open to all professionals.
  • No prior knowledge of Rhino or Grasshopper is needed.
  • Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
REQUIRED SOFTWARE
  • Rhino 6 / 5 (90-day evaluation) can be downloaded for free here.
  • Grasshopper free-version (not needed for Rhino 6) can be downloaded here .
  • Lunchbox plug-in free-version can be downloaded here.

Please note that Grasshopper does not have full functionality on Rhino for Mac, so carry a laptop with Windows. 
For any queries, send a mail to info@wesearchlab.com. 
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