TOPICS: Kangaroo plug-in for Grasshopper. Dynamics and metamaterials
Kangaroo is a Live Physics engine for interactive simulation, optimization and form-finding directly within Grasshopper. Kangaroo allows the relaxation of nets of arbitrary topology.
One of the things it allows is the virtual use of some of the physical form-finding techniques for design that were pioneered by architects/engineers such as Frei Otto and Antoni Gaudí. They made use of a principle discovered by Robert Hooke : When a flexible chain hangs freely its elements are in pure tension, and when this form is flipped vertically it produces a form of pure compression, which is ideal for constructing masonry arches, an idea which can be extended to chain nets and stone vaults. Another area in which physics based form-finding has been important in architecture is in the design of lightweight and tensile structures such as cable-nets and fabric canopies. Soap films have sometimes been used to model these surfaces because they approximate minimal surfaces, but measurement and control of such models is very difficult.
The large deformations involved pose a challenge when analysing these structures computationally, as many of the conventional techniques are effective only in the case of small deflections. Special techniques must be used to deal with the non-linearity of the problem.
INSTRUCTORS: Enrique Soriano & Pep Tornabell: CODA Office. Barcelona (Spain). BarcelonaTech PhD Candidates. LiTA Designers. LITA is the Technology and Innovation in Architecture Laboratory, at the CRITT (Center for Investigation and Technological Transfer at University of Barcelona).
DATES: November 4th (from 10:00 to 14:30 and 15:00 to 19:00), 5th and 6th (From 9:30 to 14:00)
PLACE: ControlMAD office, Madrid. Spain
PRICE: 695 euro
DURATION: 16 Hours
LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: English
PRE-REQUISITES:- Basic level of Grasshopper is required.There is one computer access per student at the classroom, but we do recommend bring your own laptop.
We will provide you all the teaching materials and software available to follow the course.
CURRENT SEATS AVAILABLE: 5
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