Friday, May 19, 2023

food4Rhino webinar: Wasp - Combinatorial Design Toolkit (May 25 at 5 PM CEST)

food4Rhino webinar: Wasp - Combinatorial Design Toolkit
May 25 at 5 PM CEST

Wasp is an open-source Grasshopper plugin for combinatorial design which allows users to represent and design with discrete parts. This is possible thanks to the combination of geometric and topologic data into a Part data structure. The toolkit's core relies on a set of aggregation procedures, allowing the generation of large structures from the bottom-up combination of different parts, mediated through top-down constraints and design drivers. Currently available procedures include stochastic aggregation, graph-grammar aggregation, and field-driven aggregation, enabling approximation of both geometric and performance-based drivers with discrete parts.

The webinar will introduce the context and ideas behind the development of Wasp, and will then demonstrate its primary usage, as well as some application examples using more advanced features.

Speaker: Andrea Rossi is an architectural researcher and computational designer. He is currently a research associate at the Experimental and Digital Design and Construction chair at the University of Kassel while also completing his doctoral dissertation at the DDU Digital Design Unit at TU Darmstadt. His current focus is on combinatorial and circular design strategies, robotic fabrication, and architectural biomaterials. He is the developer of Wasp. Previously, he was a research associate at ETH Zurich, a robotic fabrication specialist at Coop Himmelb(l)au and IndexLab - Politecnico di Milano. In addition, he taught courses and workshops on digital tools and fabrication in Italy, Germany, Austria, USA, and Israel, as well as on several online platforms.

Image Credits: F. Dannecker, A. Rossi, J. Keller, A. Yavuz, S. Uzkal, M. Wang, Z. Rui, R. Qin, Z. Xia, M. Gilles, M. Javadi, T. Pardini, N. Jakimavicius, C. Yuan, T. Xu, T. Hristov, A. Corre, T. Feng, R. Nong.

Mark your calendar on LinkedIn events and watch the webinar on YouTube live... 

No comments: