Grasshopper Workshop @ The 3RDWARD

3RDWARDWorkshop Description:

Cover the Ward! We invite students and professionals to attend 2 weekend workshops exploring the exciting world of Digital Design + Fabrication. The workshop will introduce participants to Parametric Design strategies and conclude with the fabrication and installation of a new canopy over the 3rd Ward courtyard. A reception will follow the completion of the project on April 25th, join the fun!

The focus of the workshop will be an in depth look at Rhino’s graphical algorithm editor Grasshopper, and its real world implications. Grasshopper gives designers the power to create and manage form generators without any prior knowledge of programming or scripting. Workshop participants will be introduced to strategies for the integration of digital tools not merely as a means of production but as an impetus of design.

The workshop is scheduled for the weekends of April 17th-18th and April 23rd-25th.

WEEKEND ONE: Grasshopper! APRIL 17th-18th

The first weekend of the workshop is an in depth look at Grasshopper covering: Introduction to interface, Objects/Operations/Organization, Data Management, Parametric Strategies, Design 4 Fabrication, Data Visualization, Cross platform communication, Design + Analysis and much much more!

OPTIONAL MIDWEEK Charrette: April 21st

On Wednesday April 21st an informal design charrette will be held to brainstorm canopy ideas and receive 3rd Ward feedback.

WEEKEND TWO: Canopy April 23rd – 25th

The second portion of the workshop will focus on the design, fabrication, and assembly of a new canopy over the 3rd Ward courtyard. Participants will play a pivotal role in the production of the canopy and witness first hand the creation and implementation of digital data in the real world.

*Computers are not provided and participants should have a general understanding of Rhino software prior to workshop.

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James Coleman-  directs Parapractice Brooklyn, and is involved in projects as a digital design specialist and technical consultant. Architecturally trained, James couples his education with digital fabrication expertise and a construction management/entrepreneurial background. He has acted as designer for projects on a variety of scales both in the United States and abroad including Lead Designer for the “International Foundation of Hope, Primary School” in Kabul, Afghanistan. James utilizes digital tools as a means of promoting a higher caliber of design, performance, and collaboration.

CarloMaria Ciampoli- CarloMaria holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Universita’ degli studi “Roma Tre” in Rome, Italy.  While pursuing his degree, CarloMaria began collaborating with artists, architects and filmmakers for a variety of public art installations, commercial projects and architecture competitions.  In 2002, he moved for six months to the Arizona desert to study with the visionary architect Paolo Soleri, where he participated in the construction of the Arcosanti project.  Following that experience CarloMaria finished his studies in Italy and moved to New York in 2004 where he has continued to participate in architectural competitions. He was selected to participate in the 2006 Rafael Vinoly Architectural Training.  CarloMaria has been a designer with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for large scale projects both in the US and abroad. He directs LaN Brooklyn.