miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2009

Algorithms and Digital Fabrication

Conferencia realizada en Escuelab, Lima, el 25 de Noviembre del 2009.
Presentation: Pablo C. Herrera

viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2009

Fabricación Digital, Lima, Perú

Fab Lab Lima invita al
Conversatorio sobre Fabricación Digital y tecnologias CAD/CAM
miércoles 25 de noviembre 18:30
Escuelab, calle Belen 1044 piso 5, Plaza San Martin, Lima-Peru.
:: Pablo C. Herrera - Algoritmos y Fabricación Digital
:: Luis Odiaga - Pensamiento Generativo-Materialista
:: Laboratorio Urbano de Lima - Espacio Leñoso Digital

martes, 3 de noviembre de 2009

LaN Digital Fabrication and Rhino Workshop

San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 30- December 4, 2009
LaN invites professionals and students alike to attend a 5 day workshop covering Digital Fabrication in Architecture: from intro to advanced. Workshop will instruct on the use of RHINO as it pertains to digital fabrication (ie: rationalizing complex surfaces, preparing 3-d surfaces for various 2-d fabrication methods, creating solid models in Rhino for use with 3-d printing technology, among others). Valuable plug-ins (i.e. RhinoCAM & Grasshopper) will also be introduced and explored. Students will leave with a comprehensive understanding of Rhino and a thorough understanding of current practices in digital fabrication.
More information here

lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009

SPAN lecture on the design and construction of the Austrian Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

Monday, November 2, 2009. 16:30pm - 17:30pm
Location: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Street: Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
City/Town: Vienna, Austria
Prof. Matias del Campo :: SPAN

Topology is the main driving force of the design of the Austrian pavilion, a major area of mathematics concerned with spatial properties that are preserved under continuous deformations of objects, for example deformations that involve stretching, but no tearing or gluing. It emerged through the development of concepts from geometry and set theory, such as space, dimension, and transformation.

The main qualities for the project formed the mainframe of the topological surface. The software output consisted of an extensive array of subtly varying surface conditions. According to their performative behavior the population of over one hundred individual entities where scrutinized for their fitness according to different criteria, such as the potential to fulfill the program, the performance as structural entity and the affect generated by its appearance. This process reduced potential candidates to a very small number. Finally this candidates ran trough a series of algorithms (various remeshings, subdivisions, optimizing the size of the spatial pockets etc.) which eliminated all candidates but one.

This technique can be described as an evolutionary process driven by a series of intensive forces, such as the specific compartmentisation of the pouches, the loadbearing qualities of curvilinear conditions and the allover sensual experience of the space. The numerous explorations and investigations of SPAN into the nature of topological bodies, throughout the recent years, served as basis for the design process. One of the results of these investigations was a series of models only dedicated to seamless, continuous circulations within architectural bodies and apertures in complex curved geometries. These two fundamental architectural conditions, opening and circulation, are discussed in the project of the Austrian Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010 in an alternative way.

The lecture describes the design process of the Austrian Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010, as well as the construction method. The lecture depicts the advanced fabrication methods involved in the construction of the Project, such as the use of simulation softwares, building information modeling and CNC fabrication.

sábado, 15 de agosto de 2009

FAB5: The Fifth International Fab Lab Forum and Symposium on Digital Fabrication

This event will gather both field practitioners and laboratory researchers for a week of hands-on workshops and a one day symposium on the principles and applications of digital fabrication. It is being hosted in Pune, India, from August 16-21, 2009, by a team including the College of Engineering, Pune, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Vigyan Ashram, the National Innovation Foundation, the Fab Foundation, the MIT-India Program, and MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), with support from DSIR and NSF. FAB5 follows earlier events in the US, South Africa, and Norway; there's background on fab labs and digital fabrication here.
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sábado, 25 de julio de 2009

BIM CON ! FAB 2009

The Third Annual USC Symposium on
Building Information Modeling + Construction and Fabrication
SGM 123 :: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 map of campus
July 30-31, 2009

The USC School of Architecture (Prof. Karen Kensek) and Virterbi School of Engineering (Prof. Burcin Becerik Gerber) are hosting a BIM + SYMPOSIUM on Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, 2009. Building on the success of last year’s symposium on BIM and Sustainable Design, there will be a half-day of individual presentations by software representatives followed by a half day then a full day of case studies presentations by architects, engineers, contractors, and BIM consultants describing the critical juncture between BIM and construction including fabrication.

domingo, 12 de julio de 2009

SIGGRAPH 2009: Generative Fabrication

SIGGRAPH regresa a New Orleans despues de 9 años. En aquella oportunidad (2000) pude ver el trabajo de Kostas Terzidis en ese entonces profesor de UCLA, titulado MorphZhapes (+). Ahora, continuado con la tradición empezada el año pasado (+) se presenta bajo la curaduría de Makai Smith como parte del Design and Computation Gallery la selección bajo el título Generative Fabrication. Hace casi un año, Daniel Cardoso y Larry Sass ambos del MIT, presentaron "Generative Fabrication: Discussing Creativity in the Age of Digital Machinery", ponencia en el Third International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition 2008 y publicado por Springer (sólo páginas 713-732). Las investigaciones bajo el concepto Generative Fabrication, se han venido realizando dentro del grupo de investigación del Digital Design Fabrication Group de MIT e incluído dentro del curso 4.510 Digital Design Fabrication (el 4.510 toma su origen del 4.212 Design Fabrication impartido desde el 2003 y donde Generative Fabrication ya era parte de la cátedra).

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
1520 Sugar Bowl Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 USA
Rooms 356-357
Monday, 3 August to Thursday, 6 August 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, 7 August 9 am - noon
More information

sábado, 11 de julio de 2009

PAPress: Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques

Lisa Iwamoto
ISBN 9781568987903 (published 8/1/2009)
A PAPress publication; Series Architecture Briefs

From the publisher
Architectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digital fabrication. It is now possible to transfer designs made on a computer to computer-controlled machinery that creates actual building components. This "file to factory" process not only enables architects to realize projects featuring complex or double-curved geometries, but also liberates architects from a dependence on off-the-shelf building components, enabling projects of previously unimaginable complexity.
Digital Fabrications, the second volume in our new Architecture Briefs series, celebrates the design ingenuity made possible by digital fabrication techniques. Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical forms.
The book is organized according to five types of digital fabrication techniques: tessellating, sectioning, folding, contouring, and forming. Projects are shown both in their finished forms and in working drawings, templates, and prototypes, allowing the reader to watch the process of each fantastic construction unfold.
Digital Fabrications presents projects designed and built by emerging practices that pioneer techniques and experiment with fabrication processes on a small scale with a do-it-yourself attitude. Featured architects include AEDS/Ammar Eloueini, Atelier Manferdini, Brennan Buck, MOS, Office dA, Florencia Pita/MOD, Mafoombey, URBAN A+O (The bone wall), SYSTEMarchitects, Design 306, Andrew Kudless/Matsys, Iwamoto Scott, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Chris Bosse, Tom Wiscombe/EMERGENT, Thom Faulders Architecture, Jeremy Ficca, SPAN (Gradient Scale + Housing in Vienna), GNUFORM, Heather Roberge, PATTERNS, Ruy Klein, servo and Alan Dempsey+Alvin Huang.

sábado, 27 de junio de 2009

Forthcoming: AA Agendas 8

Nine Problems in the Form of a Pavilion
Edited by Yusuke Obuchi and Alan Dempsey
Created as part of the 2008 tenth anniversary celebrations of the Design Research Laboratory, the AA DRL TEN Pavilion is one of those built projects that push the conventions in architecture and structural engineering as well as the building materials industry.

jueves, 18 de junio de 2009

Becas Fab Academy Perú

La conferencia estará a cargo de Tomas Díez, Manager del FABlab Barcelona y presentada por Luis Odiaga enlace de FABlab en Perú.
Fecha límite para enviar postulaciones 7 de Julio, 2009

miércoles, 17 de junio de 2009

Fab Lab Barcelona Scholarships 2009-2010

Scholarships Fab Academy:

Fab Lab Barcelona is launching a competition to grant two scholarships for students from Ethiopia to participate in the Fab Academy educational program. The competition is been established with the collaboration of Spanish Agency of International Development Cooperation (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, AECID).
The Fab Academy is a newly created platform, driven by the international network of Fab Labs, which promotes the training of people in the principles, applications and implications of digital fabrication.
The program will be developed in Barcelona from September 2009 to May 2010 at the headquarters of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Students will participate in an international program in which they will learn multiple techniques in digital fabrication.
After the finalization of the program, Fab Lab Bcn in collaboration with AECID will assist in the installation of a Fab Lab in the participant´s city of origin to encourage the invention and creation of local platforms for social and economical development.
This platform will pursue the promotion of economic projects using the Internet as the main tool for networking.

  1. Be a citizen from Ethiopia or Peru.
  2. English language.
  3. Must be 18 to 45 years old.
  4. Ability to develop and work on group projects
  5. Basic computer skills

Documentation to be sent to Fab Lab Bcn: Download application form: aecid_application
Please full fill application form and send it back to email with the following documentation:

  • CV
  • Academic Background
  • Reference to previous works (written, images, videos, etc)
  • A new proposal of creation: Philosophical, Economical, Technological, Visual, Musical, etc.

The scholarship will be 25,000 Euros per person, and it will be managed by IaaC.
Including: Tuition fee :: Handling :: Accomodation :: Materials :: Air tickets

Must send their applications to: email from May 21st until June 21st (July 7th for Peru applicants).

viernes, 12 de junio de 2009

Call for Abstracts: File to factory

International Symposium File to factory
The design and fabrication of innovative forms in a continuum
CMA (Centre for Mediterranean Architecture),
Chania, Crete, Greece 3 and 4 September 2009
Please, send your 500 word abstract to
mvoyat@arch.auth.gr no later than 26 june, 2009

The symposium will focus on the following themes:
1.Digital Fabrication and File-to-Factory Production in Schools of Architecture:
What teaching protocols have you established in your school? What are the , teaching methodologies you implement?

  • Presentation of case studies and good f2f practice.
  • Necessary infrastructure, machinery, equipment for working on f2f. Possibilities, limitations, capacities
  • Necessary software to operate f2f•Student competences necessary to work on f2f in the lab
  • Teacher competences necessary to work on f2f in the lab
  • Computer Technician competences necessary to work on f2f in the lab•Equipment Technician competences necessary to work on f2f in the school model shop/ workshop

2. Digital Fabrication and File-to-Factory Production, Mass Customisation in architectural practice:

  • What work or communication protocols have you established in your practice?
  • Presentation of case studies and good f2f practice.
  • Necessary infrastructure, machinery, equipment for working on f2f. Possibilities, limitations, capacities•Necessary software to operate f2f
  • Architect’s competences necessary to work on f2f in the office.
3.Digital Fabrication and File-to-Factory Production in the Building Industry:
  • What work or communication protocols have you established in your enterprise?
  • Presentation of case studies and good f2f practice.
  • Necessary infrastructure, machinery, equipment for working on f2f. Possibilities, limitations, capacities
  • Necessary software to operate f2f
  • Employee’s competences necessary to work on f2f in the lab