Parametric modelers are commonly used in the development of digital architectural models, but they are rarely taken to the point of becoming physical realities. This course will look at the process of generating parametric algorithms then turning those models into physical realities. Students will work in groups to design an installation that will be the physical realization of their scripted protocol.
Students will work in groups to design an installation that will be the physical realization of their scripted protocol. Groups will develop mathematical algorithms using parametric modelers such as Rhino.script, Grasshopper and Generative Components. Concurrently students will be testing modeling techniques in order to create a prototype for their final physical system. Students will then take their digital models, rationalize them, and physically construct the system using a material process from their prototype.
Students will prepare their installation for a presentation event on December 12th.
Week 1 – 10/23 – XS – Vases
Week 2 – 10/30 – S – Lighting
Week 3 – 11/06 – M –Furniture
Week 4 – 11/13 – L – Wall Systems
Week 5 – 11/20 – XL – Structures
Week 6 – 11/27 – Thanksgiving Holiday
Week 7 – 12/04 – Studio Finals Week
Week 8 – 12/11 – Final Installation
LP – Contribute to class discussion
P – Complete final project
HP – Complete homework and final project
– Project must show the relationship between script and physical model