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Happy Simulation Week with SpeedSim-for-DIVA

 

Happy Simulation Week with SpeedSim-for-DIVA
http://shoutout.wix.com/so/4L8XFT0L#/main

It is with a great pleasure. I am very excited to share my new Grasshopper Plugin (SpeedSim) with you. SpeedSim is a plugin for speeding up the simulation process up to 72 times faster than DIVA alone.
This allows you finishing 1000s of simulations in very short time. Please feel free to give SpeedSim a try!! & Trust me this will be your happy simulation week smile emoticon

SpeedSim-for-DIVA

 

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 –

IPD-new

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

Parametric Passive Design [PPD] Arkan & IBPSA-Egypt

Grasshopper-Workshop-For-Professionals-101-new_PPD_3b

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.

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:
-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/1beaSbDOG3oGiN7ELfQmDMlt95e5Qa6gYg4O00lr2Trc/viewform

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
22 th October 2014.

WORKSHOP FEES:
1600 LE for Professional Architects & Interior Designers.
1400 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. Haitham Salah

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Not more than [9] participants.
Plus [2] online for who lives outside Cairo.

LOCATION MAP:
https://www.google.com.eg/maps/place/امجد‭/@30.073199,31.337316,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x14583e1153efe6d1:0x995b88c10a4a05d1!2s64+Eskan+Rabaa+Al+Estesmary,+Nasr+City,+Cairo+Governorate,+Egypt,+Al+Golf,+Nasr+City,+Cairo+Governorate!3b1!3m1!1s0x0:0x2f1c345125b7ecdd?hl=en

WORKSHOP ORGANIZER:
**Arch. Haitham Salah
Email: haithamsalah85@yahoo.com
Mob: 01006442773

INTRODUCTION TO PARAMETRIC DESIGN [IPD] Grasshopper Workshop For Professionals

Grasshopper-Workshop-For-Professionals-101-new_IPD_3a

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:
-Introduction to Parametric Design -Introduction to Grasshopper & Rhino (technical tools).

DAY 2:
-Exploring the parametric workflow. -Setup the design algorithm & generating a list of data.

DAY 3&4:
-Introducing the new ways of generating parametric curves and surfaces.
-Parametric form generation in-dept

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

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

DURATION:
6 – 8 hours per day [50 – 60 hours Total]
Every Saturday [9.00 Am : 1.00 Pm & 2.30 Pm : 6.00 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/1PckdW1hrWs9fJAHWBZlVsuhH8K0PfDuMWIpXHT_4FYw/viewform

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
23th October 2014.

WORKSHOP FEES:
1600 LE for Professional Architects & Interior Designers.
1400 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. Haitham Salah

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Not more than [9] participants.
Plus [2] online for who lives outside Cairo.

LOCATION MAP:
https://www.google.com.eg/maps/place/امجد‭/@30.073199,31.337316,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x14583e1153efe6d1:0x995b88c10a4a05d1!2s64+Eskan+Rabaa+Al+Estesmary,+Nasr+City,+Cairo+Governorate,+Egypt,+Al+Golf,+Nasr+City,+Cairo+Governorate!3b1!3m1!1s0x0:0x2f1c345125b7ecdd?hl=en

WORKSHOP ORGANIZER:
**Arch. Haitham Salah
Email: haithamsalah85@yahoo.com
Mob: 01006442773

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:

76 eskaan rabaa el estesmary, App. 1
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