GSS18_CHANDIGARH

FACADE DIGITISATION FOR SMART CITIES

(EDITION 1)

The field of dynamic facades as sustainable building design element is in its infancy in the 21st century. However, the field is growing rapidly due to the requirement for better environmental performance of buildings, and the recent rise of computational tools as well as open programability of electronics for framework control. Dynamic facades have the potential to add to the architectural expression of a building by visualizing the changeable aspects of the environment. Since the building envelope , or facade, is in essence the public face of a building, and has therefore a large impact on the perception of the building, thus from an energetic perspective, a shape shifting envelope acts as an even more optimized buffer or mediator between the interior and the exterior environment.

The 1st edition of GSS India shall commence in India’s first planned city ‘Chandigarh’ designed by Master Architect Le Corbusier. The need of the hour in planned and well working cities like Chandigarh are development of modular and highly integrated but dynamic building facades to help optimize the city’s power needs for the built environment. Both the architectural expression as well as the behavior of the facade should be controllable with high spatio-temporal resolution through individually addressable modules.

Participants will be taught to follow a series of steps from basics designing for modular structure systems that physically respond to stimulus coming from dynamic and unpredictable environments and/or relative design criteria performances. Contrary to standard design processes where shape can be defined in advance, the final geometrical configuration of these flexible structures relies on the integration of programable electronics as the main agent driving the entire formation process.

In Corbusian words, “The sun must penetrate every dwelling several hours a day even during the season when sunlight is most scarce. Society will no longer tolerate a situation where entire families are cut off from the sun and thus doomed to declining health.” Le Corbusier wrote this in article 26 of the Athens Charter.

STRUCTURE

IAAC Global Summer School is a full-time two weeks course, 2-14 July 2018, that provides both practical and theoretical knowledge. The program is led by expert tutors, combined with lectures by renowned professionals and academics relevant to the topics to be treated during the course. These will be broadcasted in the different node-cities, all globally connected. Participants will join a global agenda and an international laboratory at their disposal to test their design hypothesis, understanding how design conclusions derived locally can be tested and evolved globally in the different cities where other teams reside. During the the GSS CDG, participants will take part exploring the integration of highly intuitive and interactive physical-based techniques within parametric and associative modelling environments and digital fabrication protocols. To make sure, students grasp the skills well from the basics the first year, focus shall be laid on participants rather than the end 1:1 scale product even though GSS Chandigarh’s goal is the fabrication of a 1:1 scale demonstrator that opens a discussion regarding role of adaptive shape shifting lightweight structures  in our built environment. Introductory sessions are going to be organized for participants in topics ranging from parametric and associative modelling to prototyping and electronics. Students will acquire basic knowledge and understanding of flexible structures and dynamic methods for form-finding through theoretical and practical sessions. The core of the workshop is the understand and implement highly intuitive, responsive and interactive form-finding processes for the design of a final demonstrator which integrates controller shape shifting concepts showing results on illumination as well as user interaction. We shall be focusing on the following outcomes for participants to learn:

  1. Computational and Parametric Designing
  2. Digital Fabrication
  3. Programming and System integrated Electronics

The workshop will include design and making with data visualization, robotics, working with hardware and programming arduino/sensors and digital fabrication integrated into computational design workflow to construct an interactive feature that is able to shape shift. The format of the workshop is team based participation leading to individuals acquiring design and execution skills, systems thinking and a detailed understanding of physical computing and interactive design thinking. The process will involve sensing human presence as the first and light as the second stimuli through Arduino prototyping platform and different kind of electronic devices as sensors and actuators. While developing Iot (internet of things) platforms, data collected through these sensors and open source database platforms, will be actuated into a shape shifting installation. The structure of the program consists of seminars, discourse groups and workshop that include material research, development of complex geometrical form, fabrication details and techniques, developing small scale prototypes and finally the fabrication of a 1:1 installation on site.

TUTORS

SHRIDHAR MAMIDALAA

Artist, Architect, Computational Designer and Entrepreneur. A practicing Architect and Engineer with over a decade of experience, he is currently researching and combining fields such as Computational art, design, Fabrication, Vedic Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Synthetic Biology. Shridhar is also working on a couple of books. Being a designer with a wide variety of skillsets and knowledge he has gained over years is translating ideas into products across various disciplines, also own his own Furniture and Jewellery brand (upcoming).

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COORDINATORS

NISHTHA KAUSHIK

Founder, Fab Lab Chandigarh, Fab Academy graduate from Fab Lab VA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston’s 1st Fab Lab.

MAHAVIR SINGH

Partner, Zios Makerspace, Fab Academy graduate from Fab Lab VA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston’s 1st Fab Lab

CHIRAG RANGHOLIA

Partner, Noumena, Co-Founder of D3Lab, M.Arch from Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, and Fab Academy graduate from Fab Lab Barcelona.

CHRISTY GONIS

Product Design Engineer, University of Strathclyde. Master designer @ Zios Makerspace and point of contact during Workshop

ANDREW SCHOLES

Product Design Engineer, University of Strathclyde. Master fabricator @ Fab Lab Chandigarh and point of contact during workshop.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer as a Student Assistant with the Coordinators behind the stage of the summer school. Volunteers will be notified if shortlisted.

UPDATE: Volunteering applications have closed.

LOCATION

                  VENUE : Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12

CITY : Chandigarh (U.T.), India

REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

IAAC GSS is open to creative and innovative people who are interested in fields such as architecture, urban planning, digital fabrication, design, etc., searching for a multidisciplinary experience in an international environment. No previous skills are required, although CAD design, programming and digital fabrication skills are welcome. The official language of the course is English.

Credits

After the course, the participants will have gained theoretical and applicative knowledge about advanced design strategies. They will be familiar with parametric software, data visualization and use of digital machines. The last day of course participants will join a presentation of developed projects reviewed by a renown jury and will receive a Global Summer School Diploma.

Visa

Each participant is responsible to investigate which documents are required via the embassies in their country of origin. The school will provide a confirmation letter regarding the participation to the course, and will assist where possible the visa process.

Fee

Fee in GSS Chandigarh is

649€ (Students)    | 3 seat(s) booked,  9 seats available

925€ (Professional)| 0 seat(s) booked, 12 seats available


EARLY BIRD OFFER 

500€ (Students)    |  6 seats booked,   0 seats available

750€ (Professional)|  2 seats booked,  4 seats available

 

(Early Bird Offer ends on 15 May,2018 and ticketed on First Come First Serve)


Fee includes all material costs needed for the course. No additional registration fee is required. Flight tickets, accommodation and food are not included in the fee. Each participant should bring his/her own computer with the software installed. Further details about the software will be given to the participants upon acceptance.

APPLICATIONS

In order to register to the Global Summer School, participants need to submit the online application form, where they will be asked to fill their personal details. Portfolio is not mandatory. GSS18 dates are from 2-14 of July 2018 and applications are open until the 31st of May 2018

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