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REaction 1401 / 1402 – workshops series 2014
REaction 1401 / 1402 – workshops series 2014

REaction 1401 / 1402 – workshops series 2014

5 Passage Piver, 75011 Paris, France, Paris, France
Design in contemporary architecture focuses on being evolutionary, temporary, changeable, but above all adaptable and customizable to the socio-technological contexts and to people’s needs. By working in tandem with new technologies through potentially endless approximations, designers can more easily and precisely ensure that every morphological decision responds to the multiple requirements of different environments. GENERAL TOPICS OF REACTION REACTION aims to investigate the intersection of the physical and the digital world by merging digital fabrication technologies (3D Printing) and Computational Design tools (Grasshopper & add-ons). That’s why REACTION team proposes for 2014 two workshops – 1401 and 1402 – where these topics will be deeply discussed and explained. THE REACTION WORKSHOPS SERIES REACTION 1401 (March 2014) will introduce and focus on optimisation processes while the second workshop, REACTION 1402 (June 2014), will start from digital optimisation logics to generate rapid prototyping for the creation of 3d printed physical models. REACTION 1401 The main goal of REACTION 1401 focuses on understanding and controlling the logics of genetics or evolutionary algorithms. Those evolutionary solvers apply the principles of evolution found in nature to find an optimal solution to a problem. We will explore the potentials of those design techniques. Environmental and energetic data will be the main inputs of those processes that will drive our design choices towards flexible, progressive, interactive solutions. SOFTWARE & SKILLS Basic modeling skills in Rhino and Grasshopper are required. No specific environmental modelling design skills are required (although an introductory knowledge of environmental modelling is welcome). Participants should bring their own laptop with a pre-installed software. The software package needed has no additional cost for the participant (Rhino can be downloaded as evaluation version, Grasshopper and plugins are free). These softwares are subject to frequent updates, so a download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants a few days before the workshop. The main plugins for Grasshopper that will be used are: Heliotrope, Galapagos, Goat, Meshedit, Mesh+, Elk, gHowl. They are all available here. AGENDA : 14,15,16 of March 2014 The daily timetable is: Morning 10-13 (with coffee break) Afternoon 14-18 (with coffee break) DAY 1 MORNING > workshop introduction + conceptual overview (data driven design, energy and evolutionary solvers) + Grasshopper: data introduction (data structure, data recollection, data visualization) AFTERNOON > Grasshopper: Solar analysis Introduction and Galapagos Introduction (Heliotrope, Galapagos, Goat) DAY 02 MORNING > Grasshopper: Advanced evolutionary solvers (Optimisation exercises and introduction, catalogues and optimisation related to data and solar analysis) AFTERNOON > Grasshopper: galapagos advanced (facade and architectural components optimisations ) DAY 03 MORNING > tutored work (project development) AFTERNOON > final presentation TUTORS Aldo Sollazzo - noumenaarch.com Aldo Sollazzo is the director and co-founder of Noumena Architecture. Member of the Order Of Architects of Rome since 2009. Master in Advanced Architecture at Iaac (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia). Winner of 2006 Concrete Design Competition. Robert Garita - noumenaarch.com Co-founder of MG Studio, member of The open innovation group (Holcim, Costa Rica) teacher of architecture and design in Veritas University, Costa Rica. Currently part of the technical and design team of the Fab Lab Barcelona. Winner of the Hunter Douglas Awards Archiprix International 2007. Total Quality Award in Architecture and Design Services Category in the Business Leader of the Year Award Founders of Success (Guayaquil, Ecuador 2011). Collaborator of Noumena Architecture. CURATORS Francesco Cingolani Computational designer and blogger since 2006. Co-founder of superbelleville coworking and director of the one-man design consultancy Immaginoteca Studio. Parametric Design Teacher and Lecturer at École d’Architecture Marne La Vallé in Paris Member of edgeryders community and co-design facilitator for unMonastery. Alessandro Carabini Co-founder and designer at abacO, he worked at Jakob Macfarlane Architects and collaborated with VoD Think Tank platform (IUAV). Graduated at IUAV University in Venice with a master thesis on urban social design and generative tools applied to architectural environment. In the last years, he has attended many events and workshops on computational design like Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) and Smart Geometry. www.generativemistakes.tumblr.com
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