Python Scripting for Rhino Workshop in Barcelona / 15-17 May 2013Instructors: Marina Konstantatou (University College London), Pierluigi D'Acunto (ETH Zurich), Vincenzo Reale (Zaha Hadid Architects + Architectural Association London), Giancarlo Torpiano (Architectural Association London)
*At least two tutors will be present during the workshop
Schedule: 15-17 May 2013 // 9.00 – 18.00
Organizers: SMD + LaTiendaDelCAD + PeQuod
Venue: McNeel Europe Offices, c/ Roger de Flor 32-34, 08018 Barcelona (map)
Computational design, or more specifically the use of digital generative and evaluative tools for architectural design, has been heralded as the new paradigm in architecture for the last decade. Digital design techniques coupled with rapid prototyping have permeated architectural education and practice at all levels. But, besides the endless rhetoric and baseless forms, what can these methods actually contribute to the field? What is the scope of their use?
This Python workshop seeks to answer these questions by investigating surfaces, surface mathematics and manipulations, and using this investigation to introduce students to the issues of design and fabrication of artifacts.
The workshop will introduce participants to the basic concepts for design utilizing scripting techniques, through the exploration of the Python language for Rhino.