Teaching

2016 MESHWORKS BERLIN [Fab Lab Berlin]

Dates: 5th – 7th, 12th – 13th Aug 2016

Tutors: Agata Kycia & Patrick Bedarf

Participants: Maria Selkou, Natalie Peter, Kai Peter, Charlie-Camille Thomas, Romana Scholz, Werner Budde, Anna-Amalia Gräwe, Park Geun Woo

Location: Fab Lab Berlin

Description: MESHWORKS BERLIN builds upon previous workshops investigating complex mesh topologies and fabrication assemblies. The five day event was tailored for the Fab Lab Berlin community of design and fabrication enthusiasts and provided quick paced introduction to Rhino/Grasshopper with its particular plug-ins Kangaroo, Ivy and Weaverbird, full workflow of parametric design and simulation as well as fabrication planning and execution of a full-scale spatial installation. Hereby, the particular focus was put on force-based form-finding design of a convoluted geometry, which could be assembled of lasercut components from 20 m² black POM sheets (0.8 mm), pop rivets as well as steel cables and clip connectors. Consequently, the workshop was structured in two consecutive weekend blocks, with a separation into (1) computational design accompanied by lectures, technical training sessions as well as material testing and (2) fabrication and assembly.

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DIGITAL TIMBER – WERKKONFERENZ 2015

[Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences]

Dates: 29 – 31. Oktober 2015

Tutors: Moritz Fleischmann, Agata Kycia

Institute:
Werkkonferenz Exhibition Design Institute Hochschule Düsseldorf
Location:
HSD PBSA
Hochschule Düsseldorf
Peter-Behrens School of Arts
Georg-Glock-Strasse 19
Japanhaus
D-40474 Düsseldorf

Description: Digital Timber is a workshop on virtual design inspired by origami, the fascinating art of folding paper. We focus on the production process of folded plates on a larger scale and its challenges.

More information about the workshop is here

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2014 BEIJING VISITING SCHOOL

ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE VISITING SCHOOL /// (Su(pe)rReal)

Dates: Saturday 18 – Sunday 26 January 2014

Programme Director: Li Qun Zhao

Beijing Coordinator: Chang Qiang

Visting School Director: Christopher Pierce

Unit 1 Tutors: Agata Kycia, Xin Wang

Unit 1 Students: Gaby, Junlin Lan, Shuman Wu, Su Yang, S.Y. Liu, Victor, Xian Zheng, Yufang QI, Zhendong Huangfu, Ziyi Huang

Unit 2 Tutors: Shuai Feng , Di Ding

Location: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Description: SuperReal is about the manipulation of the mass information in the Big Data Era. Due to the development of multi-media technologies, everyone has submerged in the data ocean. Data could be generated by anything surround us. Instead of generating forms and effects, the key of SuperReal is, how we can parameterize the information mapping, regardless visible or invisible, with visual communication. Various multi-media tools will be used in data collection, processing and presentation. The workshop will start with exercises of data mapping and visualization through parametric modeling tools.

(source: https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/beijing)

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HIGH-RISE DESIGN PRINCIPLES [DRX 2013 – Vertical Net Structures, HENN Berlin]

Dates: 23.07.2013

Tutor: Agata Kycia

Description: The workshop introduces recent developments and tendencies in the design of tall buildings to the DRX 2013 researchers. Through a series of lectures, Agata highlights the critical aspects in the design of tall buildings, focusing on their structural performance.

The workshop is divided into two parts. The first familiarizes the participants with the existing structural systems commonly used in the design of tall buildings throughout history, for example, rigid frame structures, rigid frame + core, core+ outrigger, perimeter and hybrid structures.

The second part focuses on the characteristics of height-active structures due to their extension in height and susceptibility to horizontal loading. An emphasis is placed on understanding these height-active structures as integrated systems in a complex stress condition, as well as their ability to collect the loads, redirect them to the ground and provide lateral stabilization. Redirecting horizontal loads to the ground, as one of the crucial features of high-rise structures, may even become the form defining element in the design of tall buildings.

The workshop concludes with an explanation of the Prototower designed during the DRX 2012, published and presented during the Tensinet Symposium at the Mimar Sinan Fine-Art University in Istanbul.

References: Heino Engel, Tragsysteme (2006), Mark Sarkisian, Designing tall buildings (2011), ctbuh.org

More information about the DRX 2013 you can find on the HENN website, or on facebook.

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ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT SPACEFRAME STRUCTURES BASED ON MINIMAL PATH COMPUTATION

[TENSINET Symposium 2013 Istambul – [RE]THINKING Lightweight Structures]

 Dates: 8-10 May 2013

Paper by:  Moritz Fleischmann (HENN, Berlin), Toni Kotnik ( ETH Zurich, Patrick Teuffel (TU Eindhoven), Gunter Henn (HENN, Berlin)

Lecture by:  Agata Kycia (HENN, Berlin) Patrick Teuffel (TU Eindhoven)

Description: The lecture refers to a 500m tall high-rise research project done during the DRX 2012 by Agata Kycia [HENN], Anna Wawrzinek (FU Berlin) and Danae Polyviou (TEUFFEL Engineering Consultants) at HENN in Berlin, focusing on exploring structural and architectural potential of minimal path networks.

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INTRA MUROS 2012 – DYNAMIC DIAGRAMMING / DATA VISUALISATION IN PROCESSING

[Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences]

Dates: November 2012

Tutors: Moritz Fleischmann, Agata Kycia [HENN]

Description: Open source programming languages (such as Processing), in addition to the usual functionality for data processing, provide also a wide range of possibilities for visualizing data.

During the course of the “Dynamic Diagramming” workshop, we taught basics of programing using Processing and implemented them into several examples. The task for the participants was to nterpret and represent graphically a chosen poem by writing a customized program. The only restriction was that the result should be printed by a machine-controlled pen on a sheet of paper (1000x700mm).

More information about the seminar you can find here.

DRX 2012 – MINIMAL SURFACE HIGH-RISE STRUCTURES [HENN Berlin]

Dates: 16.07.2012 – 07.09.2012

Principals: Moritz Fleischmann & Martin Henn (HENN)

Experts:Prof. Dr. Gunter Henn (TU Dresden, HENN), Prof. Dr. Toni Kotnik (ETHZ, Uni Innsbruck), Prof. Dr. Konrad Polthier (FU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Patrick Teuffel (TU Eindhoven, Teuffel Engineering Consultants)

Researchers: Hannes Lechner (Uni Innsbruck), Sunghyun Park (HENN), Faniry Razafindrazaka (FU Berlin), Michael Mühlhaus (TU München), Nils Seifert (TU München), Agata Kycia (HENN), Danae Polyviou, (TEUFFEL Engineering Consultants), Anna Wawrzinek (FU Berlin)

Administrators: Nora Graw (HENN) & Sarah Roberts (HENN)
Workshops: Peter Debney (Oasys)
Jurors: Tobias Nolte (Gehry Technologies), Mirko Becker (Städelschule Frankfurt), Alex Reddihough (ARUP), Prof.- Dr. Daniel Lordick (TU Berlin, TU Dresden),Eva Hinkers (ARUP)

Partners
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Sponsors: Oasys, Geometry Gym

Media partner: Detail Research

More information about the event you can find here.

[ Image below was created by DRX 2012 Researchers Michael Muehlhaus + Nils Seifert. (http://www.muehlseife.blogspot.de/)]

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WF_101 PARAMETRIC MODELLING AND CAM TECHNOLOGIES

[Seminar at the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology]

Dates: November 2009 – February 2010

Tutors: Agata Kycia, Michal Piasecki, Krzysztof Gornicki, Dorota Kabala, Krystian Kwiecinski

Description: The seminar taught by co-founders of WF aimed at introducing principles of parametric modelling (in this case Bentley’s Generative Components) and digital fabrication to the students of architecture. After a theoretical introduction, students were divided into several design groups, each of them making one a proposal for the temporary installation located in the main staircase of the faculty of architecture in Warsaw. One of the projects (by J.Bartos, M.Piotrowska, J. Soltyk, A. Zajkowski) was then chosen for fabrication in 1:1 scale using 2 axis CNC milling machine, and assembled at the faculty. The seminar was an elective course for the master students.

Here you can find more information.

The video below shows assebly process of the installation at the faculty of architecture in Warsaw.

RHINOSCRIPT / GRASSHOPER WORKSHOP [TU DELFT] 

Dates: March 2009

Tutors: Agata Kycia, Krzysztof Gornicki, Han Feng

Academic collaboration: Delft University of Technology

Description:  This workshop was part of the Msc3 master program at the TU Delft; a technical training on Rhinoscript and Grasshoper.


WF_WORKSHOPS AT THE SPONTANOUS SCHOOLING EXHIBITION IN LONDON 

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Six  workshops organized by Workshops Factory in Poland and USA were exhibited during the Spontanous Schooling exhibition in June 2010, curated by Nous gallery as a part of London Festival of Architecture 2010.

Thanks to the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology, 3D printed models from the WF_091 workshop were also part of the exhibit.

WF_092 GENERATIVE COMPONENTS / DIGITAL FABRICATION

[Bentley Systems Polska and Sztuka.architektury.pl]

Dates: August 2009

Tutors: Agata Kycia, Michal Piasecki, Krzysztof Gornicki

Description: This workshop was a technical training on Bentley’s Generative components and an introduction to digital fabrication. We fabricated one of the proposals in 1:1 scale using 2D water jet and assembled it on spot. More information you can find here.

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WF_091 RHINOSCRIPTING / DIGITAL FABRICATION

[Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology]

Dates: 3rd April 2009 – 5th April 2009

Tutors: Agata Kycia, Michal Piasecki, Krzysztof Gornicki, Dorota Kabala, Krystian Kwiecinski

Sponsorship: Steinbaher Izoterm

Software: McNeel Rhinoceros / Rhinoscripting (VBScript)

Academic collaboration: Warsaw University of Technology

Description:  WF_091 was a workshop on generative design methodologies and computer aided manufacturing, organized by Workshops Factory in collaboration with Warsaw University of Technology, School of Architecture (WAPW).

The aim of this workshop was to explore potentials of a fully integrated design process which incorporates digital techniques from a very early stage; starting with the use of programming as a design strategy and leading  to digital fabrication as the construction technique. Participants had to design generative algorithms to personalize urban furniture and then manufacture instances of those procedures at 1:1 scale.

The workshop began with a set of presentations on the potential of generative methodologies in design, design as a controlled flow of information and computer aided manufacturing. Later, students where introduced to the syntax of Visual Basic. In the next stage participants were working in small groups on  customized modules of a bench. At the end we fabricated and assembled three 1:1 scale modules of different seats using a thermal plotter.

Method of the workshop:

–          theoretical introduction to the field of computational design

–          introduction to the VBScript

–          design exercises using Rhinoscript

–          introduction to digital fabrication techniques

–          CNC manufacturing of the design proposals

More information about the workshop is available here.

You can also see the full documentation of the workshop in the  WF_091 booklet 

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01022And the final result:

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And here you can see how the seats were generated:



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