Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rat[LAB]EDU Winter School - Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai

Rat[LAB]EDU – Winter School 2017-18

Bengaluru | New Delhi | Mumbai

After a successful completion of 30+ design workshops worldwide, rat[LAB]EDU is organizing parametric design workshops to span three cities in India: Bengaluru, New Delhi, and Mumbai. Geared to design students and professionals, the Winter School 2017-18::Parametric Design Workshops is striving to change the way we conceive spaces within art, architectural, and urban systems. And it's changing the way architectural education is imparted in the country by inculcating an independent studio culture in the country.

The agenda, Decoding Parametric Design through Art Installations & Facades, will delve into computational and parametric methods (using Rhino and Grasshopper) to create data-driven art installations and building facades.

Each 3-day design workshop contains technical tutorials, teaching sessions, prototyping, and presentations culminating in a symposium / round-table conference / open discussion with leading and emerging professionals that demonstrate computation, parametric design, or alternative techniques in their work, practice, and academia.

No previous knowledge of Grasshopper or Rhinoceros is required for these workshops as basic technical knowledge will be provided on Day 1.

Customizable tools will be provided by rat[LAB]EDU on Day 2 for design explorations and experimentations.

Cities and Dates
  • Bengaluru - December 21-23, 2017
  • New Delhi - January 18-20, 2018
  • Mumbai - January 26-28, 2018
Day 1 Agenda / Topics
  • Presentations / Lectures on Parametric Design & Computational Thinking
  • Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D – GUI & Basic Use
  • Installing Grasshopper and plugins
  • Grasshopper GUI & Basic Functionality
  • Points, Lines, Surfaces.
  • Parameters, Inputs, Numbers.
  • Simple & Referenced Geometry, Locally Defined Geometry, Baking, etc.
  • Lists & Data Tree Management
  • Data Manipulation & Visualization
  • Surface Tessellations
Day 2 Agenda / Topics
  • Patterns & Geometric Explorations
  • Releasing of predesigned tools (Grasshopper scripts) to all participants
  • Functionality of tools for art installations
  • Surface Manipulations & Grids
  • Design development (in teams or individual)
  • Visualization
Day 3 Agenda / Topics
  • Documentation
  • Presentation of work by participant groups
  • Presentations on computational design by Guest Speakers
  • Discussions / Round-Table / Q&A Sessions
  • Discussions on the future scope of computation in India
All registrations end four days prior to the workshop start date (or till seats fill).

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