MATSYS

Cross-Fabricated Scales


Workshop Title: Cross-Fabricated Scales
Date: September 27-30, 2010
Location: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Description:
This workshop explored material systems through an iterative design process that alternates between analogue and digital modeling techniques. The workshop introduced students to various physical form-finding techniques that investigate and simulate the interrelatedness of material, structure, and form. After completing these hands-on experiments, students were given an intensive introduction to parametric modeling using the Grasshopper plug-in for the 3D modeling program Rhino. Using this generative design environment, students began to explore how to abstract the principles learned in the physical form-finding models into digital para-metric models. Finally, workshop students developed a series of digitally fabricated models from their digital models that resonate with the logic and material forces of the initial physical experiments.

The workshop was part of a larger studio taught by Prof. Wendy Fok of WE-Designs.org.

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