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LAN ON-SITE: ROMA

March 22- March 29, 2009

HOST// ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ARCHITETTURA

TUTORS// LaN DIRECTORS >> CarloMaria Ciampoli Luis Fraguada & Monika Wittig

CNC SUPPORT// SOLIDO >> Filippo Moroni

EVENTS// workshop concludes with ROME’S PREMIERE PECHA KUCHA NIGHT

 

PROGRAM//WALL^2:

The idea of Wall-Squared surfaces as a way of initiating explorations of complex surfaces. ITERATIVE design will be the emphasized design mode. Participants will be given a preliminary WALL and asked to design a second iteration through a controlled modification of a project parameters. Subsequent design iterations will seek to fully integrate insight gained from 1:1 scale fabrication explorations.

The workshop proposes the exploration of ‘digital tectonics’ whereby the emphasis is on total integration between digital modeling and fabrication at a 1:1 scale. Parametric design will be utilized in both methodology and modeling, where students will explore both associative and generative techniques that investigate variation in form and stress physical production design integration. The workshop will result in the production of full scale, digitally manufactured prototypes. Three main topics will be examined 1/ digital design theory, 2/ parametric design + modeling [RHINO, RHINO SCRIPTING, PARACLOUD] and 3/ digital fabrication [RHINOCAM] Each of the four tutors hold different specializations within the stated aspects. The workshop will emphasize the importance of fusing the three topics, and the final outcome will consist of a fully integrated design- to-production prototypes through engagement with accessible CNC production means–3d printer, CNC routers & laser cutters.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM:

|| Day 1 – SUN
6.00 PM > Kick off meeting at place TBD | Workshop intro + tutors/students intro | Workshop
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|| Day 2 – MON
Morning session – 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM > LAN intro + computer / softwares setup
Afternoon session – 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM > softwares overview / assessment of student levels / workshop process overview (steps/softwares/goals)
|| Day 3 – TUE
Morning session – 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM > Rhino / Rhinocam intro
Afternoon session – 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM > Rhino / Rhinocam intro
|| Day 4 – WED
Morning session – 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM > Rhino + Grasshopper
Afternoon session – 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM > Rhino + Grasshopper
|| Day 5 – THUdscn0027
Morning session – 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM > Rhino + Grasshopper (WALL^2 structure)
Afternoon session – 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM > Rhino + Grasshopper (WALL^2 components)
|| Day 6 – FRI
Morning session – 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM > Visit to prototyping studio – overview of machines
Afternoon session – 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM > Rhino + Grasshopper (WALL2 structure + components – setup of files for machines)
|| Day 7 – SAT
Morning session – 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM > fabrication + assembly
Afternoon session – 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM > fabrication + assembly
|| Day 8 – SUNdscn0097
Morning session – 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM > fabrication + assembly
Afternoon session – 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM > documentation (pictures+diagrams+ . . .) and final CONCLUSIONS.

|| Day 9 – MON

PK NIGHT | Place and time TBD

LaN & workshop participants thank Filippo Moroniof SOLIDO for his collaboration throughout the Rome Workshop, March 22-29.

Currently SOLIDO houses a wide array of fabrication technologies including: 5 axis CNC milling, 3d printing, fused deposition modeling & laser cutting services. Filippo’s workshop sessions fused industry & design perspectives by driving home the stance of technology in architecture now enabling designers to communicate with clients in REAL TANGIBLE & DATA-DRIVEN mediums over surreal renderings– thereby encouraging designers to hone their energy on a design’s effectiveness (understanding geometry in relation to fabrication) and not the previously time-consuming rendering of ‘effects’.

Below you can preview some of SOLIDO’s equipment in use as well as workshop designs that emerged from the 3D printing powder. If you are anywhere in Europe and looking to prototype, LaN recommends you contact:

SOLIDO Via Flaminia 82, 00196 Roma / info@solido3d.info / +39 06 32540694