Monthly Archives: May 2015

Parametric Passive Design [PPD]

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Overview:
In This workshop we will focus on how to integrate Daylighting & thermal Analysis into parametric design workflow. Through this workshop we will explore new façade design opportunities, where the resulting proposal could achieve better performance in comparison with the convention techniques of passive façades, stepping away from linear (trial & error process) to new optimization techniques.

Workshop Aim:
The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of how to use parametric modeling tool along with validated environmental analysis tool (Grasshopper and Diva) together to achieve the optimum sustainable design, and publish their results in scientific journals and conferences.

Workshop outcomes:
Teach the participants how to:-
+Model a parametric room which has multiple parameters which can be optimized.
+Create a range of responsive façade techniques to adopt each design objective.
+Conduct daylight and thermal simulation using DIVA which communicates with Radiance & EnergyPlus.
+Correctly setup the simulation setting in order to perform a validated simulation results which can be published in scientific journals.
+Organize and analyze the simulation results based on each optimization method that were used.
+Identify the best possible set of solutions based on the balance between thermal and daylighting performance.
+Explore different techniques to enhance the daylighting performance.

+Certificate from IBPSA-Egypt after exam in the last session.

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Program Outline:
DAY 1:
-Introduction to passive design strategies (efficient envelope).
-Introduction to parametric design logics with Grasshopper.

DAY 2:
-Developing technical tools based on reverse engineering technology.
-Creating a range of parametric facade proposals.

DAY 3:
-Introducing the performance simulation tool (DIVA)
-Conducting Daylighting and thermal Simulations

DAY 4:
-Associative techniques – Day lighting and thermal simulation.
-Facade design using grasshopper ‐Studio work.

DAY 5&6:
-Finalizing the optimization process
-Tips and Tricks with Excel to organize the final results.
-Group work presentation.

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]

REGISTRATION:
In order to register, you will need to fill the Registration Form .
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1szZtp-eyF8LoG5kR_QaUyk7WPtWNFVuZzFE4Q3peZTk/viewform

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
8 th MAY 2015.

WORKSHOP FEES:
1800 LE for Professional Architects & Interior Designers.
1600 LE for (4th year bachelor & Master & PhD Students).
*** Please confirm your registration by paying the fees.

PAYMENT METHODS:
By Bank:-
Bank Name: National bank of Egypt البنك الأهلى المصرى
Name: Ayman Wagdy Mohamed Ibrahim
Branch: Al Sebaa (السباق)
Account number: 36 20 12 1111 0

By Phone-Cash [Al bank Al Ahly]:-
Mob Number: 01001036090

Cash:-
— Please call the workshop organizer Arch. Mostafa Atwa

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Maximum [9] participants minimum [6] .
Online option for who lives outside Cairo.

LOCATION MAP:
https://www.google.com.eg/maps/place/Elitalia/@30.0727558,31.3371668,21z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x77c319c78f64f536?hl=en

WORKSHOP ORGANIZER:
**Arch. Mostafa Atwa
Email: eng.mmsaad@hotmail.com
Mob: 01111926656

FOR MORE INFROMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
** Arch. Ayman Wagdy
Email: AymanWagdy@aucegypt.edu
Mob: 01001036090

Introduction to Parametric Design [IPD] – Parametric Modeling workshop For Professionals –

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Workshop Aim:

The objective of this workshop is to introduce participants to the Fundamental Concepts and Essential Skills necessary for effectively designing with Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. In 5 days, the participants will focus on the key advantages of Grasshopper’s capabilities through a range of design challenges in order to aid designers in both their drafting tasks and modelling capabilities.

The workshop covers many concepts such as Object Attributes/Parameters, Data Types, Data Structures, and Designing with Algorithms. Specifically, this course will focus on understanding both Lists and Data Trees, as well as the best practices for integrating Grasshopper into your Professional Design Workflow. The workshop offers guided curriculum and continuous support, based on in-depth and professional learning experiences.

Workshop outcomes:
Teach the participants how to:-

+ be proficient in parametric logics learning the key benefits of parametric techniques in architecture design workflow (when to use it & how to use it)
+ Correctly communicate with different 3D and BIM packages in order to keep the geometry clean and light while preserving all NURBS information.
+ Develop architecture design based on mathematical equations to create non-standard free form building skin.
+ Create a pattern that changes dynamically based on specific inputs which can be applied over the building façade, interior walls or ceiling or even floor pattern.
+ Automate and Optimize design variables to achieve the optimum solution for the design problem.

Program Outline:

DAY 1:
– Introducing Parametric Design logics and examples
– Start working with Grasshopper & Rhino (interface and primary logics).

DAY 2:
– Exploring the parametric workflow.
– Setup the design algorithm & generating a list of data.
– Introducing Data trees [Graft & Flatten]
– Creating forms using mathematical equations.

DAY 3&4:
– Exploring new ways for generating parametric curves and surfaces.
– Parametric form generation in-depth using all curves types.
– Paneling techniques using different strategies

DAY 5:
– Introducing Data Tree logic and parametric transformations.
– Creating Associative techniques – Attractors (points, curves and vectors).
– Advanced transformations and logical operations

DAY 6:
– Working with advanced form generation with dynamic pattern.
– finishing
– Parametric optimization based on environmental analysis -featuring the Performance-Driven Design possibilities

DURATION:
7 – 9 hours per day [45 hours Total]
Every Friday [9.00 Am : 1.00 Pm & 2.30 Pm : 7.00 Pm]

PREREQUISITES:
No need of any specific knowledge of Rhinoceros or Grasshopper.

REGISTRATION:
In order to register, you will need to fill the Registration Form .
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oZpGJVSKsZ1dJ39VnQ6tAe4uMBPy3bzmr2WiNSopJT4/viewform

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
13th MAY 2015.

WORKSHOP FEES:
1800 LE for Professional Architects & Interior Designers.
1600 LE for Master & PhD Students.
*** Please confirm your registration by paying the fees.

PAYMENT METHODS:
By Bank:-
Bank Name: National bank of Egypt البنك الأهلى المصرى
Name: Ayman Wagdy Mohamed Ibrahim
Branch: Al Sebaa (السباق)
Account number: 36 20 12 1111 0

By Phone-Cash [Al bank Al Ahly]:-
Mob Number: 01001036090

Cash:-
— Please call the workshop organizer Arch. Mostafa Atwa

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Maximum [9] participants minimum [6] .
Online option for who lives outside Cairo.

LOCATION MAP:
https://www.google.com.eg/maps/place/Elitalia/@30.0727558,31.3371668,21z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x77c319c78f64f536?hl=en

WORKSHOP ORGANIZER:
**Arch. Mostafa Atwa
Email: eng.mmsaad@hotmail.com
Mob: 01111926656

FOR MORE INFROMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
** Arch. Ayman Wagdy
Email: AymanWagdy@aucegypt.edu
Mob: 01001036090