Ahylo and AUMstudio with OPO’Lab are pleased to announce the launch of the SPECULATIS workshop to be held July 10-17th , 2010, in Oporto, Portugal.
SPECULATIS is a 1-week workshop that integrates seminars design and construction of a design piece through which participants can be introduced to and explore algorithmic design techniques and their integration with fabrication technologies and interactive and lighting systems. The platform of exploration intends to foster awareness on the potential of modulating relationships of light intensity with various environmental dynamic factors and their relationship to program in architectural space and landscapes at large providing an opportunity to rethink concepts of space and ambiance as generators of architectural and urban space – while learning and applying tools to fully realize them as products, objects, spaces or other entities.
The workshop will be divided into 2 parts. The first part – “machina”, July 10-13th – will consist of seminars and practical classes addressing conceptualization, modeling and fabrication techniques for the construction of possible innovative structures of chandeliers. Both seminars and classes will approach the intersection of concepts of morphology, structure and interactivity and the capability of tuning those with several advanced modeling techniques and fabrication technologies. The second part – “lux”, July 14-17th – will consist of seminars and practical classes that encompass the full implementation of the interactive lighting system in the structure realized formerly in the first section. Students will learn techniques to create sensing of input and modulation of light output, explore integration of respective electronic systems in their structures and complete a final chandelier with full operational capacity.
Participants will work with tools that include: Rhino, RhinoScript, Grasshopper, Arduino, Processing, CNC, sensor technology.
Workshop timeline:_Machina: July 10-13th, 2010;_Lux: July 14-17th, 2010; Daily: 9am-1pm/2-8pm Deadline for applications: June 15th, 2010
Registered architect TEE-TCG, holds a MsAAD from Columbia University after graduating from the NTUA. Founder of algorithmicdesign.net Ezio is a partner at ahylo studio, his recent collaborations include Acconci Studio, Serge Studio, biothing and a|Um studio. He has taught at Columbia University, the Architectural Association, the Pratt Institute.
Registered Architect in Portugal. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, New York. Co-founder and Principal of AUMSTUDIO, an architecture and multimedia design firm in New York (2003), and UMASIDEIA, in Lisbon, Portugal (1999), a design, architecture, engineering firm.
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