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* CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS  * LAN-ON-SITE @ ROME / March 22-29 2009

DATES//  MARCH 22-29 2009     FEE//  1000 USD/800 EUROS

HOST//  ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ARCHITETTURA >>

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

CNC SUPPORT// SOLIDO >> Filippo Moroni  ( INCLUDING 5 AXIS CNC ROUTER )

EVENTS// workshop concludes with ROME’S PREMIERE PECHA KUCHA NIGHT  speakers to be announced, 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
schedule/locations | snacks and drinks + networking
|| 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 – THU
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 – SUN
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

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