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Advanced Architectural Design with Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. This course is geared towards architects and spatial designers who wish to enhance their workflow with parametric and data rich modeling capabilities.
From concept design to documentation, every stage of the design process is an opportunity to increase efficiency and creativity. This course has been designed with the intent of giving architects access to simulation, analysis, and advanced modeling capabilities in order to better inform and execute design decisions throughout the design process. During the 24h course, we will look at the relationship between Rhinoceros 5, Grasshopper 3D, and associated plug ins to create workflow tools that can be tailored to each project.
This three day seminar / workshop will explore strategies for applying parametric design for the purpose of generating informed architectural models. During the course, participants will learn how to connect a digital model to external data sources such as environmental data and GIS databases. The participants will also learn how to evolve designs to reach multiple objective optimizations. This combination of tools and strategies will allow the participant to further their projects with informed design decisions.
Instructor: Luis E. Fraguada - Director of Research - Built By Associative Data // Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya. *Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer.
- Connect to environmental data in order to enrich digital models
- Evaluate conceptual models based on internal and external data
- Evolve design ideas against multiple objectives
- Generate dynamic design drawings and annotations
Requirements: Participants should be comfortable with modeling in Rhinoceros and have a good understanding of the Grasshopper generative modeling plug-in.
By registering to Advanced Architecture Design with Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
- 1. Classes are limited to 14 participants.
- 2. Classes are in English.
- 3. We will follow the registration in a row to confirm the inscription.
- 4. Training will be confirmed as soon as the minimum number of attendants is reached. No later than 14tht of July.
- 5. The training has a minimum attendance quantity.
- 6. After training confirmation the attendant has one week to proceed with the payment, otherwise will lose the inscription. In case he hasn’t paid already.
- 7. Students/teachers: You will have to proof your status to get the special price. After the training confirmation
Early Bird Academic: 295€*
Early Bird Professional: 395€
*Academic registrations must provide proof of academic status from your institution
Cancelation: Cancellation is subject to a fee of 20% of the registration until July 14th 2014. After July 14th 2014 the cancellation fee will be 50% of the registration.
Availability: The course is limited to 12 participants
Language: The course will be conducted in English
Duration: 21 hours (three days)
Dates: 28, 29, 30 of July from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00
Training location: Classroom in Barcelona (Spain)
Address: Roger de Flor, 32-34
City: Barcelona (Spain)
Zip: 08018 . (map)
- Relevant Tools: Rhinoceros 5 and Grasshopper 3D come bundled with tools which can inform our concept designs. We will look at these tools as well as plug-ins and add-ons which will enhance our design workflow. Special emphasis is placed on data management techniques.
- Site Data Sources: How do you start on a project when there is no relevant data to begin with? We will look at several GIS database sources which can give us access to site terrain and surrounding infrastructural (roads, rivers, existing buildings, etc) data.
- Analysis Techniques: We will look at how to objectively evaluate models based on a number of internal project parameters as well as external environmental metrics.
- Evolving Optimum Designs: Often our designs need to negotiate several project objectives. We will look at how to evolve our designs while optimizing for different project requirements.
- Extracting drawings and annotations from dynamic model.
- Once we have narrowed our design scope, we can begin to extract drawings, annotations, and relevant numbers.