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RT: Graft
RT: Graft
  • Inroduction
  • Kartik Gala
  • Guru Prakash
  • Detailed Schedule

Brief

Architecture and Design as Lars Spuybroek puts it, has approached a cross road. Professionals today face the same questions posed to them a couple of centuries ago. What style, materials or techniques to choose from (for example: Classical, Picturesque, Gothic, Modernist etc.)? They are confronted with different movements, principles and techniques which left one in a fix at start. In addition, modern advancements in sciences and computation add on to the complexity now. This in turn causes a paradigm shift in the discipline of architecture and design and the way it is being conceived and practiced affecting design, theory, fabrication and construction. Also, the advent of flexible and updating tools available today has opened up innumerous possibilities towards design thinking.

This paradigm shift has helped architecture and design to undergo changes questioning the fundamentals pertaining to its education and practice. In response, RT: GRAFT presents an extensive didactics concentrating on new design theories and trajectories. While, imparting the knowledge of computational thinking, material systems, tools and techniques, RT: GRAFT will utilize the processes in application to realize the generated ideas. RT: GRAFT will also host lectures and meetings in the related fields to present other voices of practitioners around the globe. The outcome of the programme would be a valuable tool to explore the new possibilities in architectural design and allied fields.

Name of the Course: RT: GRAFT 2015
Duration (Dates and time): 4TH MAY to 24TH MAY 2015.
Total Number of days: 19 Days (including Saturdays shall be working).
Time: From 10:00 HRS to 18:00 HRS
Fees: Fees per Student = INR 41,000/- (*subject to changes/ updates).
Eligibility and Skills: Open to all Architecture, Interiors Design, Product Design Students and Professionals.
Following are the basic skills required for the workshop:
  • CAD based software knowledge is a must (Proficiency in Rhino3D is a plus).
  • Presentation Softwares (Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).
Minimum and Maximum number of participants: Minimum = 30, Maximum = 40.
Names of the Coordinators:
  • Kartik Gala (Mumbai, India)
  • Guru Prakash (Chennai, India)
  • Aron Biro (Barcelona, Spain)(Guest Lecturer)
  • Sanal Suresh Karayil (Bangalore, India)

Preferred Location in College

Audio Visual Room (A.V Room) or 5th Year Studio.

Requirements

  1. Workshop Space (KRVIA) with its equipment and workshop faculty / in charge (dedicatedly available to RT: GRAFT and its participants all throughout the workshop Span). Note: Space shall not be shared with parallel studios / workshops.
  2. Lawn Area and Space Near the canteen for the final installations exhibits and closing ceremonies.
  3. Internet connection through WIFI and LAN (dedicatedly available to RT: GRAFT and its participants all throughout the workshop Span).
  4. Audio Visual room (A.V) with Furniture (workstations), functional ventilation and air-conditioning system for all the active studio session (housing 30 to 40 participants).
  5. A.V Room with adequate supply of power sockets for the laptop (Tutors and Participants) Projectors, Audio System (Speakers, Amplifier, Mic).
  6. 2 projectors dedicatedly available to RT: GRAFT and its participants all throughout the workshop Span).
  7. An OHP projector for studio/Lecture sessions.
  8. A white board / black board.
  9. Total working hours per day shall span from 7 to 9 hours.

Kartik Gala Master of Advanced Architecture (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain) Bachelor of Architecture (K.R.V.I.A, Mumbai)

kartik.a.gala@gmail.com

+91 98200 74675

Guru Prakash Master of Advanced Architecture (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain) Bachelor of Architecture (National Institute for Technology, Trichy)

guruprakashg2002@gmail.com

+91 81489 65153

Week Day Details
Week 01 Day 1
  1. Introduction to Computational design
  2. Emergence (orientation/lecture)
  3. software installation (basic digital setup)
  4. Excersize 01- Parametric thinking towards geometries
Day 2
  1. Software Rhino 5 - Introduction
  2. Rhino exercise 01 - Modelling Basics
  3. Review of the exercise
Day 3
  1. Software Rhino 5 Advance (layering, Weaver bird, section tools, rendering & more)
  2. Rhino exercise 02 - Advance modelling
  3. Review of the exercise
Day 4
  1. Introduction to Grasshopper for Rhino 5 (introduction to interface, workflow, etc.)
  2. Parametric Thinking (theory lecture).
  3. Exercise 01 & 02 with grasshopper (presentation lecture followed by working studio)
  4. Providing resources and source files for grasshopper (plugins)
Day 5
  1. Advance Grasshopper lecture / teaching
  2. Teaching more specific topic related with the workshop (parametric thinking)
Day 6
  1. Continuation of Grasshopper (teaching / recap)
  2. Introduction to fabrication technology (theory lecture)
  3. Making / splitting - of teams for fabrication exercise
  4. Review and clarification of doubts for Week 1
  5. Weekend assignment - Case studies on Fabrication methods with examples.
Week 02 Day 1
  1. Presentation of Case Studies by Participants (Half Day)
  2. Recap & Introduction - to the Design Brief
  3. Discussion of Design Material for Fabrication (using CNC/Laser)
  4. Introduction to Waffling Using Grasshopper & Rhino (Rhino Nest introduction).
  5. Home exercise - Practice Studio example
Day 2
  1. Rapid clearing of Doubts pertaining to previous exercises
  2. Introduction to CNC milling on Grasshopper for Rhino (using RhinoCam)
  3. Introduction and lectureto preparing files for CNC Milling
  4. Studio Discussion on the Design Proposals
Day 3
  1. Design Development / concept (by individual groups)(concepts need not be digital and can be in any medium)
  2. Review / Discussion with the Tutors with respect to Individual Group Designs
Day 4
  1. Lecture on Textile Tectonics (guest lecture (Skype or in person)
  2. Design presentation review for finalizing the design proposal to be built
Day 5
  1. Review of the chosen proposal
  2. Methodologies for executing the chosen proposal
  3. Introduction to Ecotect & Geco (for Grasshopper)
  4. Review and clarification of Doubts pertaining to the design proposal & softwares
Day 6
  1. Material selection & optimization process
  2. Assigning work to individual teams to work over the weekend
Week 03 Day 1
  1. Preparation of Drawings for Fabrication / Fabrication Process
  2. Review and clarification of Doubts pertaining to the design proposal & softwares
Day 2
  1. Preparation & Finalizing of Drawings / Fabrication Process Method
  2. Review and clarification of Doubts pertaining to the design proposal & software
Day 3
  1. Fabrication / Site Preparation
Day 4
  1. Fabrication / Assembly process
Day 5
  1. Fabrication / Assembly process / Review
Day 6
  1. Final assembly & Presentation
Day 7
  1. Exhibition & Closing Lecture (open to Public)

Note*:

  • All the above details are preliminary and subjected to change as per timeline, cost & number of Participants (Tutors & Students).
  • The Costing of the workshop is also subjected to changes with respect to the above mentioned details.
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