SYLLABUS

Parametric Realizations Fall 2010
Mark Bearak: mab2167@columbia.com
Brigette Borders: bmb2110@columbia.edu

TA:  Kristen Munro <kbmunro@gmail.com>

TA: Charlie Able <charliemable@gmail.com>
https://prf10.wordpress.com/

Brief
Parametric modelers are commonly used in the development of digital architectural models, but they are rarely taken to the point of becoming physical realities. This course will look at the process of generating parametric algorithms then turning those models into physical realities. Students will work in groups to design a product that will be the physical realization of their scripted protocol.

Project
Students will work in groups to design and fabricate a product that will be the physical realization of their scripted protocol. Groups will develop mathematical algorithms using parametric modelers such as Rhino.script and Grasshopper. Concurrently students will be testing modeling techniques in order to create a prototype for their final physical system. Students will then take their digital models, rationalize them, and physically construct the system using a material process from their prototype.

Final Project
Students will prepare their product for a presentation event on the week of December 13th.

Week 1 (10/25): GEOMETRY / TYPOLOGY

  • Class: 10/25 7-9
  • Tutorial:  10/27 9-10
  • Tutorial: Grasshopper
  • Lecture: examples of soft spaces / typology
  • Assignment: Box 1 (Make a 6 sided box out of any material using a designed connection detail.  No hardware, but glue is allowed),
  • Assignment: go to fabrication tutorial!!!
  • In class: Form groups of 4-5 for project

Week 2 (11/3): MATERIAL / PERFORMANCE

  • Class: 7-9 | Tutorial: 9-10
  • Due: presentation of Box 1
  • Tutorial: Grasshopper
  • Lecture: Materials/Performance
  • Assignment: Choose material
  • Assignment: Prepare design thesis for project – state product intention

Week 3 (11/8): TECHNIQUE / INNOVATION

  • Class: 7-9 | Tutorial: 9-10
  • Due: Design thesis posted on blog
  • Due: “Sketch” posted to blog
  • Due: Material sample for class
  • Discuss: Blog postings
  • Lecture: Technique/Innovation
  • Lecture: Basic Scripting Lingo
  • Desk Crits: Sign-Up Sheet in class
  • Assignment: Combine material and technique
  • Assignment: Sketch design
  • Tutorial: Rhino.Script

Week 4 (11/15): ASSEMBLY / AUTOMATION

  • Class: 7-9 | Tutorial: 9-10
  • Due: Full-scale physical prototype
  • Due: An updated drawing or sketch
  • Due: Scripting concept
  • Lecture: Assembly/Automation
  • Lecture: Rhino.Script
  • Desk crit sign up

 

    Week 5 (11/22): FINISHING / PRESENTATION

    • Class: 7-9 | Tutorial: 9-10
    • Tutorial: Rhino.Script
    • Lecture: Finishing/ Presenation

    Week 6 (11/29): PROTOTYPE PIN-UP

    • Due: Product prototype with jurors

    Week 7 (12/6): [Studio Finals]

    • No Class
    • Desk Crits: TBD

    Week 8 (12/16): FINAL OPENING

    • Due: Final product with associated presentation


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