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Dynamic Fields Workshop: Special Guest Patrik Schumacher

  • 00:00 - 12 May, 2013
Dynamic Fields Workshop: Special Guest Patrik Schumacher
Dynamic Fields Workshop: Special Guest Patrik Schumacher, Courtesy of Parametrica
Courtesy of Parametrica

Taking place July 16-29, the two week 'Dynamic Fields' workshop consists of analyzing and creating structures responsive to environmental energy. Presented by Parametrica, the last day of project is dedicated to Patrik Schumacher, director at Zaha Hadid Architects and founder of AA Design Reseach Lab London. Schumacher will present a lecture on Parametric Semiology (Architecture as interface of communication) as intelligent structures and parametric architecture are the primary topics up for discussion for the whole event. Students or graduates, architects, interior designers, product designers, urbanism designers, engineers and all others who wish to partake in experimenting what the parametric design of such structures is in practice are expected to join both in the workshop and the conference. More information after the break.

In the 2 weeks of the workshop, over 50 participants will identify and analyze the resources and the context in which the experiment-structures will be developed. With the help of the Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and Arduino computer programs, they will come up with different ways in which they can achieve constant reaction of the structures to the parameters found in the exterior environment. They will work in 3 large teams which will research the geometry, the materials and the techniques needed to construct a dynamic structure.

The participants will present in the last day of workshop the final projects in a session of Questions and Answers, along with Patrik Schumacher, also known to many as “his holiness” in this constantly evolving circle of experts. They will receive the answers which will be later integrated in their final projects. The participants will be guided all through the workshop by internationally experienced tutors like Hooman Talebi, Lead designer Zaha Hadid Architects, Farshad Mehdi’Zadeh, cofounder Tehran Architecture Studio and Arian Hakimi Nejad, MUrb.Arh Iaac and Parametrica [digi fab school] tutor.

The key element of the conference is represented by the lecture held by Patrik Schumacher, lecture about the importance of developing structures that have the ability to fit or reshape according to the needs and properties of the surrounding environment and which will end through a public debate. His presence in Romania confirms the existing interest in creating a community of parametric design users.

To register, and for more information on the event, please visit here.

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Alison Furuto
Cite: "Dynamic Fields Workshop: Special Guest Patrik Schumacher" 12 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884