from code to production (workshop)
we will be running a short course over the next few months at the university of sydney (australia) which will explore parametric and scripting techniques used in a real life design to construction project. the studio will run over 5 weeks of lecture and tutorial sessions and there will also be a one week construction phase to assemble the minimal tension terrace canopy designed by urban future and fabricated by ccmi installations.
from code to production: grasshopper, scripting + digital fabrication elective.
starting 2nd may: enrol now!
minimal tension canopy will introduce you to cutting edge digital mapping, design, prototyping and construction through the engagement with a real life architecture project that deals with generative geometries, structural affordances and the assembling of composite building components of a complex system.
(students should have a basic knowledge of grasshopper or similar scripting language).
code + learning outcomes
course on wednesday 4-8pm for 5 weeks
• 1 hour lecture
• 3 hour lab sessions
• 2 days construction workshop
• students will learn and apply techniques of modelling, scripting processes, and production methods through digital fabrication (assessed in weekly exercises, final portfolio).
• students will gain knowledge and experience in generative processes (3d modelling and scripting), and in experience of thinking through design in a framework of digital fabrication.
• students will demonstrate their understanding of 3d modelling and scripting techniques through a series of architectural variations in relation to context parameters (assessed in weekly exercises).
• students will gain practical experience of construction in relation to digital design and digital fabrication.
classes run by dirk anderson, director of urban future organization (ufo) sydney. ufo was founded in london during 1996 as a collective of self-organised architectural practices who share common design strategies in practice, professionalism, and architectural discourse. ufo has an international agenda, yet maintains the specific qualities of local diversity. its members are multi-national design professionals, who conduct their work through collaboration with experienced consultants.
week 8 – 02 may – lab: leading students through grasshopper introduction + sketch of geometric typologies.
week 8 – 03 may – lab: leading students through grasshopper tutorials of each of the 6 geometric typologies.
week 9 – 09 may – lab: grasshopper tutorial on contextual effectors and field conditions
week 10 – 16 may – lab: grasshopper to rhino fabrication methods translating parts for digital fabrication.
week 11 – 21 may – lab: site mapping techniques (3d laser scanning, spatial scanner, photometry, openstreetmap.org.
week 12 – 28-31 may – site: participating in groups in the assemblage of the ‘minimal surface roof canopy’.
week 13 – 7 june – feedback session on all assignments.
this elective is open to students across the university. students from other institutions are also welcome to enrol through special permission via their home faculties.
register your interest with your name and student number to:
firstname.lastname@example.org | ph. 93513248