GENERATIVE MORPHOLOGIES V4.0
Generative Morphologies V4.0 is an International Workshop intended for Architects, students of Architecture and urbanism, professional designers and artists exploring Advanced contemporary algorithmic generative systems at an Urban scale of a City. Its aimed at establishing a platform of learning new techniques of design, production and presentation; to feel the workflow of some of the top ranked Architectural universities. As the advancement of Architecture and design is steering towards an era of computation, the abundance of the big data has laid an unexhausted arena of possibilities for generative systems. We intend to analyze the different evolutionary and self-organizational patterns and growth of an Urban contexture, where the city becomes the key and its constituent elements formulate themselves as the design drivers. Participants study and analyze the Urban setting, George Town at Chennai, India, from where they extract this data and manifest them into adaptive Architectural solutions through the generative processes that grow in response to their contextual environment. The participants will develop advanced design skills and workflow that is applicable on a macro to micro scales ranging in different design disciplines. The workshop works with the domain of producing a Portfolio ready project by the completion of course.
Generative Morphologies V4.0 will computationally address “Morphologic Metropolis”, a Growth and data driven phenomenon of the city as an ecological organism adapting to an environmental stimulus. The generative system is formulated with a general workflow that primarily focuses on Anemone (Plugin for Grasshopper), along with a range of techniques in a streamline process across two major software platforms Grasshopper & Zbrush.
This workshop will run using Mcneel Rhinoceros & Grasshopper 3D+ Plugins, Pixologic Zbrush, Luxion Keyshot.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Understanding of macro morphologies and adaptive architectural systems
- Introduction in Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, Zbrush
- Introduction to Generative design in Anemone, Cocoon, Octopus (Plugins for GH)
- Introduction to mesh manipulation, texturing, optimization in Zbrush
- Introduction to mesh modelling in Grasshopper from points with cocoon and smoothness in weaverbird.
- Strategies for 3D Printing at INTO Fab Lab
- Visualization with Luxion keyshot
- Discussions on Project presentation
Each Participant should provide their own computer with the following software installed. If you do not have a software, trial versions can be found on each software company’s website. We will send participants links to the required software, trials, and plug-ins for download. Please have the software installed prior to workshop start. If you have issues installing software, we may be able to help you during the workshop.
- Rhinceros 3D
- Grasshopper (Plugins: Anemone, Octopus, Weaverbird, Cocoon, Culebra)
- Pixologic Zbrush
- Luxion Keyshot
- Adobe Suite
Generative Morphologies V4.0 will expand from 23rd to 30th July, 2017.
Generative Morphologies V4.0 will include one intensive course:
Daily meetings will take place from 10:00 to 18:00 at Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology – Vinayaka Nagar, Old Mahabalipuram Road,Paiyanoor, Kancheepuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603104, India.
Participants will first work individually and then be combined into groups.
There will be a final presentation of your groups work containing renderings and diagrams on 30 July, 2017.
All projects will be published on DesignMorphine’s web page.
All participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.
For attending the workshop and intensive courses there is no previous software experience required.
Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations.
Please note that places are very limited on a first pay first serve basis!