Bengaluru | New Delhi | Mumbai
After a successful completion of 30+ design workshops worldwide, rat[LAB]EDU is organizing parametric design workshops to span three cities in India: Bengaluru, New Delhi, and Mumbai. Geared to design students and professionals, the Winter School 2017-18::Parametric Design Workshops
is striving to
change the way we conceive spaces within art, architectural, and urban systems. And it's changing the way architectural education is imparted in the country by inculcating an independent studio culture in the country.
The agenda, Decoding Parametric Design through Art Installations & Facades, will delve into computational and parametric methods (using Rhino and Grasshopper) to create data-driven art installations and building facades.
Each 3-day design workshop contains technical tutorials, teaching sessions, prototyping, and presentations culminating in a symposium / round-table conference / open discussion with leading and emerging professionals that demonstrate computation, parametric design, or alternative techniques in their work, practice, and academia.
No previous knowledge of Grasshopper or Rhinoceros is required for these workshops as basic technical knowledge will be provided on Day 1.
Customizable tools will be provided by rat[LAB]EDU on Day 2 for design explorations and experimentations.
Cities and Dates
- Bengaluru - December 21-23, 2017
- New Delhi - January 18-20, 2018
- Mumbai - January 26-28, 2018
Day 1 Agenda / Topics
Day 2 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 3 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)
- 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
All registrations end four days prior to workshop start date (or till seats fill).
Budapest, December 14, 2017 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, today announced a significant update to the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection.
GRAPHISOFT’s industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino and Grasshopper users to connect to professional BIM software (ARCHICAD) on both the Windows and Mac operating systems. Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments -- Rhino, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD -- filling a gap in the design process between early stage design and Building Information Modeling (BIM).
The latest update of GRAPHISOFT’s Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection opens a new level of intelligent workflows between the two design environments (algorithmic design and BIM). With the brand new “Deconstruct” function, users can now use their BIM models as the backbone of their design, adding algorithmic design logic using Grasshopper. This allows designers to maintain the basic design logic in BIM (such as the base geometry of the building) and extend that with intelligent design details that follow changes in the core design. A simple example is demonstrated in this video, where building survey data about the built environment is being used to re-create the building information model of an urban environment after a recent earthquake in Italy.
“The Deconstruct function in the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection made it possible for us to reconstruct the BIM models of the buildings of Grisciano, Italy, by acting as a bridge between the models and the conceptual design,” said project architects Michele Calvano and Mario Sacco.
Another important functionality enhancement to the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection is that users can create custom GDL Objects using Grasshopper and then instantly place them in their ARCHICAD project. The newly-created library parts will be placed in ARCHICAD's Embedded Project Library and all future design changes made in Grasshopper will be instantly carried through the ARCHICAD project as well.