Parametric Design Workshops

WINTER SCHOOL 2018-19

Parametric Skyscraper Design ratLAB educ

5 DAYS OF COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN WORKSHOP

3 DAYS (STUDIO SESSION IN EACH CITY) + 2 DAYS (ONLINE SESSIONS)

RE-IMAGINED WORKSHOP LEADING TO SOME EXCITING COMPETITIONS

THEME: PARAMETRIC SKYSCRAPERS

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*Please note that Mumbai Workshop has been clubbed with Pune and CHENNAI has been added as another city for WS 2018-19. Information may not be updated in all graphics & text.

rat[LAB]EDU – WINTER SCHOOL 2018-19
CHENNAI | PUNE | NEW DELHI | BENGALURU
PARAMETRIC DESIGN WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

Agenda // Parametric Skyscrapers

1 country // 4 cities // 1 agenda // 1 competition

(www.rat-lab.org/fillingthevoid)

(www.rat-lab.org/education)

 

 

After a successful completion of 50+ design workshops worldwide, rat[LAB]EDU (Educational subset of rat[LAB]-Research in Architecture & Technology) is organizing PARAMETRIC DESIGN WORKSHOPS for design students & professionals that are focused on application of Computational Design for high-rise buildings. Winter School 2018-19 ::Parametric Design Workshops (3-day design workshops + 2 days of online sessions) will run across 4 cities in India – Chennai, New Delhi, Pune & Bengaluru and marks the 4th iteration of annual workshop series Summer-Winter School programmes carried out by rat[LAB]EDU. The larger objective is to change the way we conceive spaces within art, architectural & urban systems through use of advanced architectural tools like Computational Design. This thereby changes the way architectural education is imparted in the country by inculcating an independent studio culture in India, which was initiated by the studio in 2015 with the popular 5-city India tour named Filling The Void – Architecture & Urban Systems.

// Winter School 2018-19 :: Parametric Skyscrapers

 

The re-imagined version of short-term workshops by rat[LAB]EDUCATION is designed as a Competition-integrated-Workshop which extends beyond the typical 3-day studio to 2 additional days of online sessions, making it a 5-day engagement with Computational Design. The workshop is designed to cover applications of advanced computational design techniques for re-inventing skyscraper design eventually leading to collaborative submissions to the popular eVolo Skyscraper 2019 competition and similar other international competitions. It is first of its kind workshop that integrates a global design competition and allows a collaborative exchange between profession and academia by creating a direct association between workshop participants and host studio.

The 5 day intensive workshop (3 days of studio sessions + 2 day online sessions) for design students & professionals will delve into computational & parametric methods (using Rhino3D & Grasshopper3D) to create systemic design models for architectural design of skyscraper. Advanced Design Tools such as Environmental Analysis and Structural Analysis for skyscraper will also be integrated in the studio, along with presentation and documentation for competition submission.

WS18-19 will run across 4 cities and investigate the agenda of Parametric Skyscapers for participants to experience a hands-on experience of correctly using the digital tools through computation and parametric methods.

Studio is designed as a 3-day event in all cities (+2 Online Sessions for each batch)  comprising of technical tutorials, teaching sessions, design critics, design documentation methods, presentations, submission panel preparations and design exercises culminating in a critical discussion about computational design and its future potentials, pertaining to high-rise developments.

 

The 3-day studio / workshop shall focus on inculcating the following aspects as a part of syllabus:
 

  • Parametric & Computational Design Methods

  • Skyscraper Design Tool-set

  • Environmental Analysis

  • Façade and Building Skin Design

  • Structural Analysis (if required)

  • Documentation and Presentation (for competition submission)

 

Best 3 projects (cumulative from all cities) will work with rat[LAB] Studio (Delhi) to submit the finalized project for eVolo Skyscraper 2019 (and other similar international competitions, where the scheme fits appropriately).

The selection will be based on final works developed in guidance of Studio Head – Ar. Sushant Verma from rat[LAB] Studio.

Final 3 projects will be detailed out for final touch-ups and presentation / visualization and submitted by the studio with all participant team members as design partners, without bearing any competition submission costs. The team members get the opportunity to collaborate with rat[LAB]Studio for the competition entry to open up new avenues of association.
 

 

// Teaching Methodology // Tools

//Studio is structured to teach participants the use of computational techniques through Grasshopper® (Generative modeling plug-in for Rhino®) and ways to integrate it with architectural & structural systems for skyscraper design leading to international competition submissions.

//No previous knowledge of Grasshopper & Rhinoceros is required for these workshops as basic technical knowledge will be provided on Day 1.

//Pre-designed customizable tools will be provided by rat[LAB]EDU on Day 2 for design explorations & experimentation, pertaining to applications for high-rise buildings.

//The studio is flexible to basic, intermediate & advanced users of computation.

//The workshop is curated in the form of a design studio with collective learning than mere software sessions. Software form a part of the tool-set that is inculcated in the 3-day studio sessions.

 

// Technical Sessions

Technical sessions will be provided to give an insight to computation, algorithms and parametric design methodologies to students & professionals. The idea of designing parametrically and use of computational methodologies is new to Indian context and has great potentials across various design disciplines. Digital experimentation using computational techniques (primarily Rhino3D + Grasshopper) will initiate the discourse, followed by technical sessions, theoretical discussions and presentations.

 

 

// Cities & Dates*

 

MUMBAI: 

*Mumbai workshop has been shifted and clubbed with Pune workshop.

 

PUNE:  7th, 8th, 9th Jan 2019 (Monday to Wednesday)

Dr D Y Patil College Of Architecture (Akurdi)

Dr. D. Y. Patil Educational Complex, 

Ravet Village Road, Sector 29, 

Nigadi Pradhikaran, Akurdi, Pune, 

Maharashtra 411044

NEW DELHI: 18th, 19th, 20th Jan 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

Sushant School of Art & Architecture

Ansal University

Sector 55, Golf Course Road,

Gurugram, Haryana 122003

CHENNAI: 23rd, 24th, 25th Jan 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)

RVS School of Change

9th Floor, Sapna Trade Centre

135, Poonamallee High Road,

Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600084

 

BENGALURU: 1st, 2nd, 3rd March 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

KS School of Architecture

No. 15, Off Kanakapura Road,

Near Vajarahalli, Mallasandra,

Karnataka 560109

*Since multiple organizations form a part of Winter School programme (venue partners, media partners, collaborating studio, etc.), there is always a slight possibility in change of dates and venue.

 

// Tutors & Speakers

  • Sushant Verma – Studio Director (rat[LAB]Studio) (www.rat-lab.org/sushantverma)  

  • Each city may have an additional co-tutor

  • Eminent experts from architectural design with knowledge in high-rise buildings will be invited as guest speakers for studio or online sessions.

 

// Software & skills 

  • Basic 3D modeling skills in any software are preferred (Previous knowledge of Rhino3D is not obligatory).

  • Participants should bring their own laptop with pre-installed software.

NOTE: Grasshopper does not fully function on Rhino for MAC. A windows-enabled laptop is necessary.

 

// Software Downloads

Rhino 5 (90-day evaluation) can be downloaded for free here.

Rhino 6 (90-day evaluation) can be downloaded for free here.

Grasshopper free-version can be downloaded here.

Additional software & plug-ins will be provided in the workshop.

 

// Registration Dates

All Registrations end 4 days prior to workshop start date (Or till seats last)

There are limited seats available.

//PARTICIPATION FEE

Student and recent graduates *- INR 8250 + 18% GST

Professional – Jr. **- INR 9750 + 18% GST

Professional – Sr. ***- INR 13750 + 18% GST

*(Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme in 2018 or later)

**( Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme between 2013 to 2017)

***( Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme in or before 2012)

Valid ID Proof (for grad year) required STRICTLY; Nominal Platform service charges applicable.

Early-bird registration (limited seats only) ending on 20th Nov 2018: 15% Flat Discount

Group Registrations (Groups of 4 – 7) ending on 20th Nov 2018 : 20% Flat Discount

Venue Partners’ students : 25% Discount (as per coupon codes provided to school)

// Schedule

DAY 01 ONLINE SESSION [2-3 HOURS]*

  • Distribution of research and study material.

  • Talk/Presentation on high-rise and skyscraper design.

  • Case study on Computational Design for skyscrapers.

  • Brainstorming to prepare for 3-day Studio Workshop.

 

DAY 02 STUDIO SESSION Day01 [SKILL BUILDING]

  • Presentations / Lectures on Parametric Design & Computational Thinking

  • Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D – GUI & Basic Use

  • Grasshopper GUI & Basic Functionality

  • Points, Lines, Surfaces.

  • Parameters, Inputs, Numbers.

  • Simple & Referenced Geometry, Locally Defined Geometry, Baking, etc.

  • Lists & Data Tree Management

  • Data Manipulation & Visualization

  • Surface Tessellations

 

DAY 03 STUDIO SESSION Day02 [IDEATION, SKETCH, COMPUTE]

  • Patterns & Geometric Explorations

  • Releasing of pre-designed tools (Grasshopper scripts) to all participants

  • Functionality of tools for Skyscraper Design

  • Agenda for competition

  • Design development (in teams or individual)

  • Discussions on submission panels & output

  • Documentation

 

 

DAY 04 STUDIO SESSION Day03 [DEVELOP, VISUALISE, DOCUMENT]

  • Group Discussions & Preparation of Panels

  • 3D Visualizations, Diagrams, Drawing Preparations

  • Presentation Methods

  • Finalizing A1 Panels (for submissions)

 

DAY 05 ONLINE SESSION [2-3 HOURS]*

  • Collaborating with rat[LAB] Studio to finalize entries

  • Visual Communications & Technical Checks

 

 

 

// About rat[LAB] EDUCATION

rat[LAB] EDUCATION is an initiative by rat[LAB]-Research in Architecture & Technology (www.rat-lab.org) to start a new discourse in architecture & parallel design disciplines with the use of ‘computational design’ & it’s various subsets. Spread across various cities / countries, we are establishing a global dialogue in the domain of computational design by actively organizing and participating in workshops, lectures, presentations & symposia. While rat[LAB] has taken a top-down approach of exploring computational design through industry, a parallel, bottom-up approach is also in-line to involve students of all levels, from design & related backgrounds.

Early-bird registration (limited seats only) ending on 20th Nov 2018: 15% Flat Discount
Group Registrations (Groups of 4 – 7) ending on 30th Nov 2018 : 20% Flat Discount
Venue Partners’ students : 25% Discount (as per coupon codes provided to school)
Previous workshop attendees : 25% Flat Discount (Write to us with your name, e-mail & workshop name which you attended and we will share the discount waiver).

 

Click on the city where you wish to attend the studio / workshop

[All details given below]

 

PREVIOUS SUMMER-WINTER SCHOOLS & INDEPENDENT WORKSHOPS

 

LIMITED SEATS IN EACH CITY

REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Student and recent graduates *- INR 8250 + 18% GST

Professional – Jr. **- INR 9750 + 18% GST

Professional – Sr. ***- INR 13750 + 18% GST

*(Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme in 2017 or later)

**( Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme between 2012 to 2017)

***( Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme in or before 2011)

Valid ID Proof required; Nominal Platform service charges applicable.

// Summer School 2018 :: Parametric Design Essentials

 

The 3 day intensive workshop for design students & professionals will delve into computational & parametric methods (using Rhino3D & Grasshopper3D) to create systemic design models for architectural and interior spaces.

SS18 will run across Mumbai & New Delhi (and may be extended to a third city later) and investigate the agenda of Parametric Design Essentials for participants to experience a hands-on experience of correctly using the digital tools through computation and parametric methods.

Studio is designed as a 3-day event in both cities comprising of technical tutorials, teaching sessions, design critics & presentations culminating in a critical discussion about computational design and its future potentials.

// Teaching Methodology // Tools

//Studio is structured to teach participants the use of computational techniques through Grasshopper® (Generative modeling plug-in for Rhino®) and ways to integrate it with architectural & interior systems.

//No previous knowledge of Grasshopper & Rhinoceros is required for these workshops as basic technical knowledge will be provided on Day 1.

//Pre-designed customizable tools will be provided by rat[LAB]EDU on Day 2 for design explorations & experimentations.

//The studio is flexible to basic, intermediate & advanced users of computation.

//The workshop is planned like a design studio with collective learning than mere software sessions.

// Technical Sessions

Technical sessions will be provided to give an insight to computation, algorithms and parametric design methodologies to students & professionals. The idea of designing parametrically and use of computational methodologies is new to Indian context and has great potentials across various design disciplines. Digital experimentations using computational techniques (primarily Rhino3D + Grasshopper) will initiate the discourse, followed by technical sessions, theoretical discussions and presentations.

 

 

// Cities & Dates

 

MUMBAI:  21st, 22nd, 23rd June 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)

INIFD ANDHERI

4th floor, Trans Avenue building,

behind Versova Telephone Exchange

Andheri (west), Mumbai – 400053

 

NEW DELHI: 6th, 7th, 8th July 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Startup Tunnel, VIHARA INNOVATION CAMPUS

 D-57, 100 Feet Rd, Pocket D, Dr Ambedkar Colony,

Chhattarpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110074

 

 

// Software & skills 

  • Basic modeling skills in Rhino are preferred (but not obligatory).

  • Participants should bring their own laptop with pre-installed software.

NOTE: Grasshopper does not fully function on Rhino for MAC. A windows-enabled laptop is necessary.

 

// Software Downloads

Rhino 5 (90-day evaluation) can be downloaded for free here.

Grasshopper free-version can be downloaded here.

Additional software & plug-ins will be provided in the workshop.

 

// Registration Dates

All Registrations end 4 days prior to workshop start date (Or till seats last)

There are limited seats available.

 

//PARTICIPATION FEE

Student and recent graduates *- INR 8250 + 18% GST

Professional – Jr. **- INR 9750 + 18% GST

Professional – Sr. ***- INR 13750 + 18% GST

*(Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme in 2017 or later)

**( Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme between 2012 to 2017)

***( Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme in or before 2011)

Valid ID Proof required; Nominal Platform service charges applicable.

 

// Schedule

DAY 01 AGENDA / TOPICS

  • Presentations / Lectures on Parametric Design & Computational Thinking

  • Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D – GUI & Basic Use

  • Installing Grasshopper & plug-ins

  • Grasshopper GUI & Basic Functionality

  • Points, Lines, Surfaces.

  • Parameters, Inputs, Numbers.

  • Simple & Referenced Geometry, Locally Defined Geometry, Baking, etc.

  • Lists & Data Tree Management

  • Data Manipulation & Visualization

  • Surface Tessellations

 

DAY 02 AGENDA / TOPICS

  • Patterns & Geometric Explorations

  • Releasing of pre-designed tools (Grasshopper scripts) to all participants

  • Functionality of tools for art installations

  • Surface Manipulations & Grids

  • Design development (in teams or individual)

  • Documentation

  • Visualization

Advanced Sessions:

SESSION 01 - Parametric Environmental Design 
SESSION 02 - Physical Computing (Sensing)
SESSION 03 - Advanced Design Tools (Visibility Study)

 

DAY 03 AGENDA / TOPICS

  • Documentation

  • Presentation of work by participant groups

  • Presentations on works by Studio Head. (And guest speakers, if any)

  • Discussions on future scope of computation in India

 

 

 

// About rat[LAB] EDUCATION

rat[LAB] EDUCATION is an initiative by rat[LAB]-Research in Architecture & Technology (www.rat-lab.org) to start a new discourse in architecture & parallel design disciplines with the use of ‘computational design’ & it’s various subsets. Spread across various cities / countries, we are establishing a global dialogue in the domain of computational design by actively organizing and participating in workshops, lectures, presentations & symposia. While rat[LAB] has taken a top-down approach of exploring computational design through industry, a parallel, bottom-up approach is also in-line to involve students of all levels, from design & related backgrounds.

 

Agenda // Filling The Void

1 country // 5 cities // 1 agenda // 100+ students // 25+ professionals // 5 exhibitions // 1 publication

 

Void is typically defined as null, invalid, empty or redundant and has a psychological perception of a ‘negative’. Through years of development in India, there has been an organic urban growth and inorganic architectural growth which has led to formation of voids in a physical and a metaphorical sense. There also exist voids as gaps between architecture, cities, education and technology. ‘Filling The Void’ looks at void as an opportunity, potential and a driver of change for architecture & design education in India.

 

rat[LAB] EDUCATION launches a new educational model by floating an open design studio that can potentially change the way we conceive spaces within architectural & urban systems and the way architectural education is imparted in the country. We aim to ‘fill the void’ through ‘computation’ and its numerous techniques and methodologies. Voids are interpreted as opportunities of dynamic amalgamation of ideas, spaces and society and to weave the existing disintegrated systems in a city through a series of computational explorations.

 

 

// Studio // Workshops // Symposia

The experimental studio will run across 5 cities in India and investigate the agenda of ‘filling the void’ streamed into two categories / scales / typologies: architecture and urban, through the use of computation and parametric methods. The agenda will be tested across 5 distinct urban contexts / settings leading to diverse spatial, programmatic and structural formations.

 

Studio is designed as a 3-day event in each city comprising of technical tutorials, teaching sessions & presentations culminating in a symposium / round-table conference / open discussion with leading / emerging professionals that demonstrate computation, parametric design or alternative techniques in their work / practice / academia. The month long tour culminates in New Delhi and selected work of 125+ participants from different cities will be showcased in an exhibition in the capital. A compendium / book will be published later in 2015 to highlight the experimental work that will be carried out in this tour. Architecture students and professionals are encouraged to participate in workshops / studio of their desired city and contribute to the larger agenda of ‘filling the void’.

 

 

// Teaching Methodology // Tools

//Studio is structured to teach participants the use of computational techniques through Grasshopper® (Generative modeling plug-in for Rhino®) and ways to integrate it with architectural & urban systems.

//No previous knowledge of Grasshopper & Rhinoceros is required for these workshops as basic technical knowledge will be provided on Day01.

//Pre-designed customizable tools will be provided by rat[LAB] on Day02 for design explorations & experimentations.

//The studio is flexible to basic, intermediate & advanced users of computation.

 

 

// Technical Sessions

Technical sessions will be provided to give an insight to computation, algorithms and parametric design methodologies to students & professionals. The idea of designing parametrically and use of computational methodologies is new to Indian context and has great potentials at architectural & urban scales. Digital experimentations using computational techniques (primarily Rhino3D + Grasshopper) will initiate the discourse, followed by technical sessions, theoretical discussions and presentations.

 

 

// Software & skills
Basic modeling skill in Rhino are preferred (but not obligatory). Participants should bring their own laptop with pre-installed software.

NOTE: Grasshopper does not run on Rhino for MAC. A windows-enabled laptop is necessary.
 

 

// Cities & Dates*

Mumbai – 22nd June to 24th June 2015 (Monday to Wednesday) // ISDI Parsons Mumbai

Chennai - 29th June to 1st July 2015 (Monday to Wednesday) // Mohamed Sathak A.J.Academy of Architecture

Bengaluru – 3rd  July to 5th July 2015 (Friday to Sunday) // [THE] Workshop

Chandigarh - 16th July to 18th July 2015 (Thursday to Saturday) // Panjab University Chandigarh (TBC)

New Delhi – 6th August to 8th August 2015 (Thursday to Saturday) // Sushant School of Art & Architecture

 

*Venue detail(s) subject to change in some cities.

 

 

 

// Registration Dates

// Early-bird Registrations Open: 08 May 2015

// Early-bird registrations End: 26 May 2015

// EXTENDED Early-bird registrations End: 05 June 2015

// General Registrations End: 10 June 2015 (Or till seats last)

 

// Registration Links

MUMBAI STUDIO// https://in.explara.com/e/rat-lab-computational-design-tour-india--mumbai-studio

CHENNAI STUDIO// https://in.explara.com/e/rat-lab-computational-design-tour-india--chennai-studio

BENGALURU STUDIO// https://in.explara.com/e/rat-lab-computational-design-tour-india--bengaluru-studio

CHANDIGARH STUDIO// https://in.explara.com/e/rat-lab-computational-design-tour-india--chandigarh-studio

NEW DELHI STUDIO// https://in.explara.com/e/rat-lab-computational-design-tour-india--newdelhi-studio

 

 

 

//Categories & Participation Fee**

 

// Students & Recent Graduates [Max seats range from 20 to 35, based on city]

(Graduated from B.Arch. or similar Undergraduate Programme in Year 2014/2015)

 

General Registration: INR 8500

 

// Young Professionals [Max seats range from 4 to 7, based on city]

(Graduated from B.Arch. or similar Undergraduate Programme between Year 2009 and 2013)

 

General Registration: INR 12000

 

// Professionals [Max seats range from 2 to 3, based on city]

(Graduated from B.Arch. or similar Undergraduate Programme before Year 2009)

 

General Registration: INR 15000

 

** Payment gateway & ST will be added to the fee.

** Proof of student status or graduation year (scanned copy) has to be e-mailed to education@rat-lab.org after online registration process. (Kindly provide your ticket no. as Subject Line in the e-mail). This will be cross-checked with the original document / proof at the venue of event.

 

// Schedule

DAY 01 AGENDA / TOPICS

  • Presentations / Lectures on Parametric Design & Computational Thinking

  • Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D – GUI & Basic Use

  • Installing Grasshopper & plug-ins

  • Grasshopper GUI & Basic Functionality

  • Points, Lines, Surfaces.

  • Parameters, Inputs, Numbers.

  • Simple & Referenced Geometry, Locally Defined Geometry, Baking, etc.

  • Lists & Data Tree Management

  • Data Manipulation & Visualization

  • Surface Tessellations

 

DAY 02 AGENDA / TOPICS

  • Architectural & Urban agenda

  • Releasing of pre-designed tools (Grasshopper scripts) to all participants

  • Functionality of tools at architectural & urban scales.

  • City fabric & design agenda

  • Design development (in teams or individual)

  • Visualization

  • Documentation for exhibition

 

DAY 03 AGENDA / TOPICS

  • Setting up of exhibition

  • Presentation of work by participant groups

  • Presentations on computational design by Guest Speakers

  • Discussions / Round-Table / Q&A Sessions

  • Discussions on future scope of computation in India

 

 

// Note

// If minimum no. of participation is not reached for a city, we may have to cancel the particular city from the tour schedule. Full refunds will be made to all registrants in this unlikely scenario.

//Failure to submit a proof of student status (or graduation certificate) will lead to a non-refundable cancellation.

//The workshop’s prime focus will be on methodologies & processes through software platforms and should not be interpreted as a ‘software tutorial’ merely. A focus is made to run it in the nature of a design studio.

 

 

// SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS

//Rhino 5 (90-day evaluation) can be downloaded for free here.

//Grasshopper free-version can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

// About rat[LAB] EDUCATION

rat[LAB] EDUCATION is an initiative by rat[LAB]-Research in Architecture & Technology (www.rat-lab.org) to start a new discourse in architecture & parallel design disciplines with the use of ‘computational design’ & it’s various subsets. Spread across various cities / countries, we are establishing a global dialogue in the domain of computational design by actively organizing and participating in workshops, lectures, presentations & symposia. While rat[LAB] has taken a top-down approach of exploring computational design through industry, a parallel, bottom-up approach is also in-line to involve students of all levels, from design & related backgrounds.