LAN ON SITE ROME – 15 to 20 NOVEMBER 2010

HOST// ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ARCHITETTURA
TUTORS// LaN DIRECTORS >> CarloMaria Ciampoli begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Luis Fraguada & Monika Wittig
CNC SUPPORT// SOLIDO >> Filippo Moroni

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, GRASSHOPPER] and 3/ digital fabrication [RHINOCAM] Each of the 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 (40 hours):

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

ABOUT SOLIDO 3D

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’. SOLIDO Via Flaminia 82, 00196 Roma / info@solido3d.info / +39 06 3265 1395

For questions and comments: connect@livearchitecture.net

REGISTER NOW ONLINE:
$800 USD


OR €600 EUROS


  • PLEASE BRING YOUR PERSONAL LAPTOP
  • All utilized software is available via free trial versions
  • Rhinoceros 4.0 >>
  • RhinoCAM >>
  • Grasshopper >>
  • No previous experience of modeling in Rhinoceros is necessary