Welcome to the International digital design workshop 2017

Date:14~16 / April , 2017
Venue:National United University
Festival Organizer : National United University,
The department of Architecture
Co-Organizer:RC4 – Design Computation Lab
University College London,
The Bartlett School of Architecture

. 報到及工作營地點 workshop and registration.
. 苗栗市恭敬里聯大 1 號 (二坪山校區)
    1, Lien Da, Kung-Ching Li, Miao-Li 360, Taiwan, R.O.C.

. Bartlett 講座地點 Master lectures.
. 苗栗市恭敬里聯大 2 號 (八甲校區)
    2, Lien Da, Kung-Ching Li, Miao-Li 360, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Agenda

Discrete Expression: Re-thinking architectural space through computational ornaments is a 5 days design and build workshop, investigating the changing paradigm of architecture today in relation to construction process, material use, design language, spatial quality and inhabitants. We will revisit the concept of ornaments in architectural history and look into the possible technologies  possibilities technology offers today. Our aim is to re-think about the architectural system and building components which would be multi-functional and  beyond embellishment. This workshop challenges the idea of architectural expression and functionality through computation. ​

Throughout the history of architecture field, architects and engineers were devoted to make architecture design and construction process faster and more efficient. With the help of technologies today, such as robotic arm and CNC milling machine, architects are not only able to design, but also manage fabrication process through data in computer. Digital design connected to digital fabrication has widely implemented in industrial industry, which makes the process more precise, faster, more flexible, and need less labor. This is one of the fact that illustrate the concept of data based architecture has high potential to make the whole process more efficient. Furthermore, digital practices have high potential to narrow down the gap between the concept and actual architecture, affording nearly a hypothetically connection between design and fabrication.

We are aiming to produce two 1:1 architectural prototypes testing the idea of discrete expression in a novel architecture scenario.

Festival Organization Team

1. Shi-Yen Wu , Assistant Professor
Lead organizer / National United University, TW

2. Chuang-Hung LIN , Associate Professor
Co-organizer / National United University, TW

3. Manuel Jimenez García , Professor
Co-organizer / University College London,
Bartlett School of Architecture, UK

Details

Festival Location 2017

. 國立聯合大學建築學系.
Department of Architecture , National United University.

. 報到及工作營地點 workshop and registration.
. 苗栗市恭敬里聯大 1 號 (二坪山校區)
    1, Lien Da, Kung-Ching Li, Miao-Li 360, Taiwan, R.O.C.

. Bartlett 講座地點 Master lectures.
. 苗栗市恭敬里聯大 2 號 (八甲校區)
    2, Lien Da, Kung-Ching Li, Miao-Li 360, Taiwan, R.O.C.