Monthly Archives: March 2014

Parametric Design & High performance Facades Workshops

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OBJECTIVES:

This is a series of Workshops; the objective is to provide guidance for appropriate application of parametric design tools; Grasshopper, taking participant from the beginning till advanced levels of application. The first Workshop (Grasshopper Essential) aims to introduce Rhinoceros 3D and Grasshopper to participants who do not have previous knowledge of parametric design. The second Workshop (Daylight Simulation and Parametric Optimization) takes the participants to an advanced level of integrating parametric design with daylighting and thermal performance of the building. The third Workshop (Reversing Engineering) strengthens their skills and practically analysis any design to be able to transfer ideas and complex sketches into computer modelling.

Workshops:

(1) GRASSHOPPER ESSENTIAL; by Ayman Wagdy (21st – 30th March)
– Overview of parametric design tools and parametric thinking;
– Introduced to the interface of Rhino & grasshopper and the basic knowledge;
– Learning Grasshopper components and workflow (Curves, Surfaces and Meshes);
– Understanding the Data Tree concept and its applications (Graft, Flatten);
– Learning different techniques of attractors and dynamic patterns;
– Learning optimization process using Global and Local Algorithms (Goat plugin).

**Prerequisites
No Prerequisites

(2) DAYLIGHTING SIMULATION; by Shady Attia & Amer Hegazy (5th & 6th April)
– Understand the theoretical and operational principles of contemporary daylighting modeling programs;
– Apply computer modeling and simulation to address daylighting design and performance in buildings;
– Learning how to use daylighting software (DIVA for Rhino), running simulation and extracting results;
– Appreciate the limitations of current design support and performance evaluation tools;
– Possess practical skills in using simulation tools under any daylighting design context.

**Prerequisites
Basic knowledge with 3D modelling tools (preferred Rhinoceros 3D)

(3) PARAMETRIC PASSIVE DESIGN; by Ayman Wagdy (8th – 13th April)
– Integrated performance simulation tools (DIVA) with Grasshopper;
– Being able to optimize a model with multiple parameters;
– Create range of responsive façade techniques adopting design objective;
– Conduct daylighting and thermal simulation using DIVA which communicates with Radiance & EnergyPlus;
– Organize and analyze the simulation results based on different optimization methods;
– Explore different techniques to enhance the daylighting performance and thermal comfort.

**Prerequisites
1. Basic Grasshopper & Rhinoceros skills
2. To be at least a student in the 4th Year Architecture
3. Basic knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper.
4. Good understanding of [DATA, OPERATIONAL, different filters and Lists components, data matching , xyz space and UV local, Re-parameterize a curve or surface, Domain components , vectors & planes ]
5. Basic understanding of Data Tree operations such as [Merge, Explode Tree, Flip Matrix, Flatten Tree, Graft Tree, Simplify Tree]

(4) REVERSE ENGINEERING; by Ayman Wagdy (22th – 30th April)
– Become an Intermediate level user for grasshopper;
– Design based learning – focusing on practical applications and real life projects;
– Analyze and recompose parametric ideas by applying the concepts of reverse engineering for different types of projects;
– Experimenting different approaches to create your parametric design;
– Applying advanced paneling and patterning techniques;
– Exploring Smoothing and subdividing tools;
– Understanding some key concepts of digital fabrications.

**Prerequisites
1. Basic Grasshopper & Rhinoceros skills
2. To be at least a student in the 4th Year Architecture
3. Basic knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper.
4. Good understanding of [DATA, OPERATIONAL, different filters and Lists components, data matching , xyz space and UV local, Reparameterize a curve or surface, Domain components , vectors & planes ]
5. Basic understanding of Data Tree operations such as [Merge, Explode Tree, Flip Matrix, Flatten Tree, Graft Tree, Simplify Tree].

Schedule:

REGISTRATION FEES:

Grasshopper Essential (1200/Students & 1500/Professionals)
Daylighting Simulation (600/St & 700/Pro)
Parametric Passive Design (1200/St & 1500/Pro)
Reverse Engineering (1200/St & 1500/Pro)
Package 1: Essential + Reverse Eng (2000/St & 2500/Pro)
Package 2: Essential + Daylight & Opt.(2300/St & 2800/Pro)
Package 3: Daylighting & PPD (1500/St & 1800/Pro)
Package 4: PPD + Reverse Eng (2000/St & 2500/Pro)

The workshop will take place in ARKAN Educational Hub:

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https://www.google.com.eg/maps/place/امجد‭/@30.0734716,31.338458,17z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x14583e1153efe6d1:0x995b88c10a4a05d1!2s64+Eskan+Rabaa+Al+Estesmary,+Nasr+City,+Cairo+Governorate,+Egypt!3b1!3m1!1s0x0:0x2f1c345125b7ecdd?hl=en

Register From:

Please fill the application to register from the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1L1ShX-eumo6oS9GvfrvgovpgAL79u0jWx1NPr6G_BiE/viewform

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED !! Please confirm your attendance by paying the fees to the bank account.

MORE INFO :
Contact Person: Mohamed Amer Hegazy
E-mail: m_amerhegazy@hotmail.com
Mobile: 01097118181