First class will be an Introduction class: both to Parametric and Programming.
Parametric means using parameters. And parameters are used through programming. These two concepts are the core of the course, and it’s very important that they are completely clear from the first day.
In a Greek temple programming is proportion.
London Town Hall
At London Town Hall, programming is code.
Parametric Form Finding in Contemporary Architecture
Experiments in architecture
Participants will need to provide their own laptops with any parametric software package.
We strongly recommend Rhinoceros (Service Release 8 at least) and Grasshopper installed.
An evaluation version of the software can be found at rhino.
A free release of Grasshopper can be found here
Alternativelly, participants may use vvvv
Please consider registering with your email here for better comunication inside AP12.
Remember to pre-register here asap for TK01, and to confirm it with Marta at Construction Department secretary.
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Hensel, M., Emergent technologies and design. Towards a biologial paradigm for architecture
Hensel, M., Menges, A., Hight, C., Space Reader: heterogenous space in architecture
De Landa, M., A Thousand years of non-linear history
Huerta, S., El cálculo de estructuras en la obra de Gaudí
Clinton, J., Heinz Isler infinite spectrum of new shapes for shells
Kilian, A., Ochsendorf, J., Particle Springs systems for structural analysis
Seegers, J., Heinz Isler and his New Shapes for Shells
Chilton, J., Isler, H., Heinz Isler. The engineer contribution to contemporary architecture
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Aicher, O., Analógico y digital
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