As it is becoming increasingly more evident that the level of competition in the AEC industry is demanding for better consolidation of data and geometry through custom workflows, INFORMATIVE ARCHETYPES V3.0 proposes an integrative design workshop with a focus on BIM, interoperability and computational design with the end goal of designing a pavilion. Students will be conceptualizing an installation in the City Garden Park in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. Throughout the workshop the participants will get familiarized with the BIM tools that enable them to design parametric systems and generate forms based on physical constraints.
The workshop will take off from defining the design intent, controlling and optimizing geometrical challenges in Rhino/Grasshopper and proceed further to making self-aware BIM Families in Revit/Dynamo using intelligent parameters and slide all the way through integrating them as elements to assemble the final geometry.
Teaming. Teaming is based on “families” made by each participant. Further, teams will devise a spatial concept – a theme regarding their combined chosen design factors. A team’s theme will consist of logical cores – the previously chosen factors – and will be used as a guideline and purpose of the design.
Informed Geometry. By controlling family atributes, the team’s chosen parameters can be used to derive an overall geometrical concept.
Participants will be exposed to an atmosphere of exploration on various workflows and on the aesthetic potential of such design processes and learn to present their work in an intriguing graphical manner, in addition they will be presented information on how to have good control and management of data while extracting relevant information from their model.
BIM design techniques
Participants will be introduced to BIM, learn how BIM can be integrated with external references, its advantages compared to other computer-aided design methods.
Participants will be provided with a 3D model of the site and learn how to extract and use site-specific data to control form and family parameters.
Parameterizing a BIM system
Setting on baseline geometry and conditions of site, participants will further elaborate into BIM-specific workflows utilizing parameters and nested families. Procedural control of Revit families through Dynamo would allow highly responsive and informed system.
Geometry optimization and interoperability
In an effort to safeguard the design intent while also factoring in the advantages of a collaborative environment and production pipeline, data management and proper geometry control and optimization is key. Students will be presented information on how to develop geometry and structure the flow of data between the main two platforms used throughout the workshop.
- Grasshopper intro and best practices
- Dynamo intro and best practices
- Revit/Rhino interoperability (geometry + data)
- Manipulation of parametric families
- Extended parametrically driven BIM modeling using Dynamo
- Advanced scheduling of populated geometry
- Graphical presentation techniques in Revit
- Additional visualization methods
- Autodesk Revit (Latest version)
- Dynamo for Revit (Latest version)
- McNeel Rhinoceros 6 + Grasshopper
- Enscape for Revit
- Adobe Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator)
Daily meetings will take place from 10:00 to 18:00 at the Union of the Architects in Krakra 11 str. Sofia, Bulgaria.
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 22nd of July 2019.
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 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!