Parametric Design Workshops

WINTER SCHOOL 2020

6th Iteration of Summer-Winter Programmes by rat[LAB]EDU

New Format: Participation starting by 'invite-only' process.

Focusing on serious individuals focusing on pursuing an expertise in Design Technology

Preferential admission to Smart Labs 4.0

Limited spots for General Registrations

New cities to be added on-request (Check [+] Option on Cities)

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  1. New entrants to computational design domain.

  2. Intermediate users wanting to brush-up their skill-set.

  3. Revision of logics about data-driven design (Understanding Data Structures as basis) for existing GH users

  4. Architects & Designers wanting to test out new methods of designing.

For invitation: send e-mail to education@rat-lab.org or DM on rat[LAB]EDUCATION Instagram with your e-mail and city preference.

Invitations have been sent out to previous students of rat[LAB]EDU,  individuals who have been in discussions about learning Parametric Design & Smart Labs 4.0 aspirants.

 

REGISTRATION LINKS AS PER CITY:

FOR ONE-CLICK 'OPEN-TO-ALL' EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATIONS, CLICK ON APPROPRIATE LINKS BELOW AS PER YOUR REGISTRATION CATEGORY:

[Valid till 25th Dec 2020, or till LIMITED spots last]

rat[LAB]EDU – WINTER SCHOOL 2020

KICK-STARTING COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

NEW DELHI | MUMBAI | CHENNAI | [+]

PARAMETRIC DESIGN WORKSHOPS

 

 

Agenda // KICK-STARTING COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

1 country // 4 cities // 1 agenda // 1 National-level Academic uplifting

(www.rat-lab.org/winterschool2020)

(www.rat-lab.org/education)

 

After a successful completion of 60+ 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 in architecture and design. Winter School 2020 ::Parametric Design Workshops (3-day design workshops) will run across 4 cities in India – New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & [+] and marks the 6th 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 2020 :: KICK-STARTING COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

 

Studio is designed as a 3-day event in all cities comprising of technical tutorials, teaching sessions, design critics, design documentation methods, presentations and design exercises culminating in a critical discussion about computational design and its future potentials. Participants will explore systemic models using Computational & Parametric Techniques to develop innovative ideas, patterns, geometries to create spatial artefacts.

 

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

  • Parametric & Computational Design Methods

  • Rhino 3D modelling - Non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) modelling -

  • Grasshopper GUI & Basic Functionality

  • Data Manipulation & Visualization

  • Patterns & Geometric Explorations of various scales

  • Exploration of MESH Geometries & basic physics simulation

  • Documentation and Presentation - 3D Visualizations & Diagramming

 

 

// 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 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 & experimentation.

//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.

// WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • New entrants to computational design domain.

  • Intermediate users wanting to brush-up their skill-set.

  • Revision of logics about data-driven design (Understanding Data Structures as basis) for existing GH users

  • Architects & Designers wanting to test out new methods of designing.

// Schedule

DAY 01 STUDIO SESSION [SKILL BUILDING]

  • Presentations / Lectures on Parametric Design & Computational Thinking

  • Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D – GUI & Basic Use

  • Understanding of Non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) modelling

  • Grasshopper GUI & Basic Functionality

  • Points, Lines, Surfaces.

  • Parameters, Inputs, Numbers.

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

  • Patterns & Geometric Explorations

  • Deconstructing Surface and Geometry

  • Surface Tessellations

DAY 02 STUDIO SESSION [IDEATION, SKETCH, COMPUTE]

  • Revision of logics about data-driven design (Understanding Data Structures as basis) for existing GH users

  • Lists & Data Tree Management

  • Data Manipulation & Visualization

  • Meshes & Physics Simulation

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

  • Functionality of tools for Spatial design

  • Exploring possibilities of Computational design

  • Design development (in teams or individual)

  • Discussions on submission output

  • Documentation

DAY 03 STUDIO SESSION [DEVELOP, VISUALIZE, ANIMATE, DOCUMENT]

  • Group Discussions & Preparation of Panels

  • 3D Visualizations and videos /animations,

  • Diagrams & Drawing Preparations

  • Presentation of participant works

  • Design jury & critics

// 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.

 

// New Workshop Format: 

  • Participation starting by 'invite-only' process.

  • Focusing on serious individuals focusing on pursuing an expertise in Design Technology

  • Preferential admission to Smart Labs 4.0

  • Limited spots for General Registrations

  • New cities to be added on-request (Check [+] Option on Cities)

 

// Cities & Dates*

 

NEW DELHI: 23rd, 24th, 25th January 2020 (Thursday to Saturday)

Sushant School of Art & Architecture

Ansal University

Sector 55, Golf Course Road,

Gurugram, Haryana 122003

 

MUMBAI: 14th, 15th, 16th February 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

Venue details will be updated soon.

CHENNAI: 26th, 27th, 28th February 2020 (Wednesday to Friday)

RVS School of Change

9th Floor, Sapna Trade Centre

135, Poonamallee High Road,

Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600084

[+]:  13th, 14th, 15th March 2020 (Thursday to Saturday)

  • City[+] is a NEW OPTION added to the workshop series as an ‘On-request’ possibility.

  • There are always multiple requests from students & professionals across India from many cities to include their city as a part of Summer-Winter programme.

  • WS2020 has included a quick form that can be filled up by anyone interested to have their city of residence included and after receiving sufficient requests from a common city (or two), the new cities would be added as a part of WS2020.

  • Dates mentioned are tentative and exact venue details would be shared with due course of time.

  • A decision would be made at least 1 month prior to tentative dates provided.

         

 

​*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)  

  • Kishore Palani – Architect & Computational Designer (rat[LAB]Studio)

  • Each city may have some additional guest tutors or speakers as per workshop relevance.

// 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 free version can be downloaded from here.

Grasshopper free-version can be downloaded here.
(Required if you have Rhino5 Version- Rhino6 comes with GH inbuilt)

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

 

 

// Registration Dates

All Registrations end 7 days prior to workshop start date (Or till seats last)

There are limited seats available in each city.

//PARTICIPATION FEE

[SAME AS PREVIOUS SUMMER-WINTER SCHOOLS]

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 2019 or later)

**( Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme between 2014 to 2018)

***( Graduated from B.Arch. or similar programme in or before 2013)

Valid ID Proof (for grad year) required STRICTLY.

 

‘Invite-only’ Early bird discount: Flat 30% Off [ LIMITED SPOTS – BY E-MAIL INVITE ONLY ]

‘Open-to-all’ Early-bird registration (limited seats only) ending on 25th Dec 2019: 15% Discount

Group Registrations (Groups of 4 – 7) ending on 25th Dec 2019 : 20% Flat Discount

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

 

REGISTRATION LINKS AS PER CITY:

FOR ONE-CLICK 'OPEN-TO-ALL' EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATIONS, CLICK ON APPROPRIATE LINKS BELOW AS PER YOUR REGISTRATION CATEGORY:

[Valid till 25th Dec 2020, or till LIMITED spots last]

// 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.

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