Deadline for application is June, 302022-09-04 | 12/09/2022
Construction is notoriously intense in its use of materials,
and architecture holds a key responsibility in its rethinking
of material and structural practice.*
The aims of this summer school are to explore the structural
behaviour of complex structural systems and integrate this
exploration into creative architectural design processes.
Firstly, basic concepts of structural systems will be covered
through explanations, exercises and experiments.
Secondly, an architectural design task will be developed
during the course. Students will need to bring a conceptual
design and an abstract replicate of their concepts as a
Grasshopper model to work further with. A design task will
be provided prior to the summerschool. This conceptual
design and its parametric model will be used to anlayze and
develop the design further. Karamba plug-in will be used for
the analysis. A final conceptual design task will be asked
from the students as a follow-up activity. The learning goals
are (1) gaining a basic insight in structural systems and (2)
integrating the structural knowledge into creative
architectural design tasks.