Design Modelling Symposium Copenhagen 2015

Date
30.09.2015 - 02.10.2015

The Design Modelling Symposium Copenhagen 2015, hosted by CITA, the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, is proud to announce the full list of speakers and the workshop and Master Class programme of the conference.

The conference on September 30th – October 2nd and the four 2-day workshops and one Master Class preceding the event, provide a unique opportunity for practitioners to gather theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise in the current state and technology for the increasingly relevant modelling practices in architecture and engineering. A focus in the workshop is to provide knowledge and tool, which are directly applicable in practice.

The workshops and Master Class are hence ran by leading researchers and practitioners from high profile companies and universities including KieranTimberlake, designtoproduction, HAL-Robotics, Bollinger-Grohmann, Berkley and Harvard Uni-ersity, who will share their expertise and latest developments.  

Participation fee

All Workshops and Master Class are open to practitioners, researchers, PhD candidate and students. The fee includes entry to the conference and is 320 Euro (students) and 460 Euro (professionals).  The conference only fees are 160 Euro (student) and 320 Euro (professional).

Workshop 1
DESIGNING, SIMULATING AND MAKING LIGHT COMPOSITE FIBRE STRUCTURES

Mathias Gmachl, Loop.pH, London Daniel Piker, Kangaroo, London John Harding, Ramboll Computational Design, London Will Pearson, Ramboll Computational Design, London Kristjan Plagborg Nielsen, Ramboll Computational Design, London

This workshop examines the concept of molecular connectivity as model for bending active structures. Participants will be working with state of the art modelling (Grasshopper / Kangaroo 2) as well as second-order FE analysis (Plankton / Karamba FE). The workshop will translate small-scale experiments to architectural design and construction of freeform surfaces.

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Workshop 2
COLLABORATIVE ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY - TOWARDS A KINEMATIC ASSEMBLY DESIGN

FABIAN SCHEURER designtoproduction, HANNO STEHLING designtoproduction, THIBAULT SCHWARTZ HAL Robotics, TRISTAN GOBIN HAL Robotics

The workshop explores the development of novel design to assembly strategies operating two robots working collaboratively. Participants will develop flexible design models and interface these with the basic control of the robots getting an understanding for the connection between digital design and physical assembly constraints.

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Workshop 3
MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION IN PARAMETRIC DESIGN - MODELLING WITH KARAMBA

OCTOPUS / CLEMENS PREISINGER Bollinger-Grohmann Ingenieure, ROBERT VIERLINGER Bollinger-Grohmann Ingenieure, MORITZ HEIMRATH Institute of Technology GSO, Nuremberg, ADAM ORLINSKI Vienna

This workshop explores the design driven use of multi‐objective solvers and their integration of Finite Element based evaluation. Participants gain hands-on insights into the multi‐objective genetic optimisation engine Octopus and the Grasshopper FE plug‐in Karamba and how these can be used for assessing a structure's viability and efficiency during the development processes.

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Workshop 4

LARGE-SCALE DATA FLOWS <-> SMALL-SCALE HUMAN BEHAVIOUR - TRACKING AND MODELLING URBAN DATA AND FLOWS 

JOY KO Rhode Island School of Design Department of Architecture, KYLE STEINFELD University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design, LYNETTE WIDDER Columbia University, JESSIE BRADEN Pratt Institute Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative

The workshop examines the use of real time behavioural data for urban planning and design. Technologies of GPS and GIS allow now to map flows of goods and to create maps on the large-scale of countries, regions and cities. Participants will explore inter scalar data mapping combining open data with mobile personal tracking technologies.

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Master Class
MODELLING FOR TRANS-SCALAR, TRANS-TEMPORAL AND TRANS-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN PRACTICES  

BILLIE FAIRCLOTH, RYAN WELCH /  KieranTimberlake

The Master Class develops a theoretical modelling framework for design practices that are trans-scalar, trans-temporal and trans-disciplinary. Modellers miss the interrelatedness between scales and methods when they operate within the confines of their own profession’s modelling practices, perpetually drawing an artificial boundary around that which may or may not participate in a model. Participants will dissect selected models of the physical world, identify their system boundary and expose their computational framework.

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Advisory Board of the conference

  • Martin Tamke (CITA, Copenhagen)
  • Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (CITA, Copenhagen)
  • Billie Faircloth (KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia)
  • Fabian Scheurer (designtoproduction, Zurich)
  • Christoph Gengnagel (UDK Berlin)