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Hello [parametric] world! May 11, 2010

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The workshop “Digital Architectural Tools as strategy for design” is an exploration about different ways to generate architectural outcomes through the translation of information-based and information-driven morphogenetic processes via digital tools.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce the students to a digitally driven approach to architecture and let them begin an exploration of the potential, range and capacity of this broad world: digital tools are not just intended for drawing but as a consistent and powerful design strategy.

Ideas, processes, strategies and conditions will interact and intertwine throughout the whole design path, alternating theoretical classes to tutorized practical work, in order to translate information processing into a spatial architectural outcome.

The students, working in groups, will create an architectural “skin” (an enveloping system with structural capacity, able to generate space and mediate environmental conditions via information processing) based on morphogenetic strategies, conditions and information extracted and translated from their investigations and experimentations.

Students will be introduced and investigate general issues of the digital world as well as of contemporary architecture.

The main objective is to extract the information from the research as an input in order to generate a new 3D spatial output, communicating the design process through the digital skills taught during the workshop.

The Workshop is configured in 4 Lectures and 4 digital tools classes which will interweave with practical work throughout 11 days, all finalized in one presentation with jury critics and evaluation.

The workshop proceedings and materials will be published in real time on a blog as well as on architectural magazines and local and international press; the works also will be collected and organized on a MAG LAB exhibition in Damascus and Spain.

Abilities the student will achieve

In this workshop the student will concentrate on design processes in order to explore architectonical potentials envisioned and developed through digital tools. The student will finish the workshop knowing how define and implement an information-driven generative design process through digital tools and how to apply this knowledge in order to create architectural outcomes in digital fashion (diagrams, stills, video)



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