PROGRAM


Phase 1: Digital Workflow and Software Introduction (7/21-22) 

We’ll begin with a 2 days intense computational workshop, exploring a series of experimental design and construction methods through computational algorithm. Participants will learn a unique computational design workflow through a series software such as Rhino and Grasshopper, Processing and other design technologies that can be used to design and build complex structures and data-driven architectural projects. The programme will include a seminar to introduce scripting, parametric design, and data post processing, aiming at equipping beginners with no prior knowledge to have essential computational design skills to get on the next phase.
 
 
 
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Digital Workflow Reference for 2018

Phase 2: Design and Prototyping (7/23-25)

In the second phase, the concentration will be placed on material testing and construction strategies. We will start with the introduction of experimental design and construction methods, exploring the hardware and software tools prepared by the tutors. Participants are expected to work in small groups, exploring various potential use of materials, linking the computational design models to physical performance. The focus of this phase is to conduct collective development of the final design+build project, conducting 1:1 material testing, onsite testing and strategies. Having a clear and executable 1:1 construction strategy and workflow with local materials and test scale models of the overall geometries is essential. This phase will end with short presentations to allow for collaborative discussion and feedback before commencing the design and build phase of the final structure.
 
 
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Design and Make Research Reference for 2018

Phase 3: Design + Build ( 7/26 -7/28 )

The final phase of the workshop will concentrate on the implementation of the group’s innovative design+build method, using computer-aided fabrication equipment available at Shih Chein University and Richbot fabrication lab in combination with construction activities by all participants. Manufacturing of the structure’s components will happen in parallel with the assembly within the workshop space. Participants will get a chance to operate machines by themselves, understand digital fabrication process, experiment machine settings in relation to design outcome. Once the installation is installed on site, we will conduct a series of tests and speculations to investigate scenarios of inhabitation. We will have exciting guests to join our final crit and give a lecture to all participants to close up the workshop.
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