Parametric Design with Grasshopper
The workshop will explore the use of Grasshopper, plug-in for Rhinoceros, to provide participants the fundamentals of parametric design to support their design explorations.
"Parametric Design with GRASSHOPPER" is a basic Grasshopper workshop that will focus on how its nature as an information processor and how it can be used in order to manipulate data and to inform geometry from the very simple up to more complex ones.
The modeling of parametric surfaces and geometries (Nurbs or Mesh) requires an understanding and manipulation of information and data structures in order to define the entire design process from design to production. The aim is to give an understanding of information and data articultion as already a spatial and architectural operation.
Participants will learn to define algorithmical procedures to develop parametric data structures to inform their own 'data-driven' geometries and how to prepare the models for 3D printing process.
Andrea Graziano, architect and computational designer
Co-de-iT member & Co-founder
Andrea Graziano is an architect and computational designer, member and co-founder of Co-de-iT - Computational Design Italy, currently engaged in teaching international workshops about computational design, digital tools and robotic fabrication in architectural design, lecturing and consultancy work. He runs the internationally renowned digitAG& blog about generative and computational design and scripting techniques in architecture. Andrea acts as an active catalyst through his intense activity of social networking of the paradigm-shift in the fields of architectural research, computation and science. A ‘digital explorer’ and ‘knowmad’ aiming to research, curate and envision the rapid evolution of science, technology, art and philosophy, their possible convergence and tooling into design and architecture.