2017 DISCRETE EXPRESSION: RE-THINKING ARCHITECTURAL SPACE THROUGH COMPUTATIONAL ORNAMENTS
・國立聯合大學建築學系 + 英國倫敦大學學院巴特雷建築學院・數位設計國際工作營・
1. Workshop Discrete Expression workshop consists of 4 parts. The first 3 parts of the workshop is studio based workshop. Students will be split into two studios and led by 2 tutors each. Each part of the workshop has different tutorial modules and will end with a short presentation from each studio. The last part of the workshop is an open lecture and round table discussion. This is intended to allow ideas exchanged by all participants, faculties of the university and public. 2. Schedule Detail A. Computational tool introduction The first part of the workshop will focus on providing participants a working knowledge of digital tools developed by studio tutors to open up discussion about studio agenda. Design experiments will be based on open source platforms such as Processing & Grasshopper. Participants will be given design challenges to response to the conceptual development of the workshop thematic B. Design Prototyping and Fabrication The second part of the workshop will focus on the collective development of design to fabrication methods. Participant will be introduced to digital fabrication tools such as laser cutter, CNC and 3D printer and conducting a series of prototyping exercises. The aim of the second part is to establish a clear workflow between digitally design model and machine execution, allowing participants to control the design parameters based on material and structural performance, fabrication efficiency and design intent. C. Prototype and Presentation The last part of the workshop will focus on the implementation of the innovative design and build method developed through the first and second part of the workshop. Due to the time constraint, prototype scale fabrication will take place before the workshop, therefore, participants will be given pre-fabricated architectural modules as design constraint to conduct an innovative assembly process. Participant will also be required to conduct a series of tests and speculations to investigate scenarios of interaction. This will lead to the round table discussion in the last day of the workshop.
活動日期：14~16, April , 2017
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 some architectural prototypes testing the idea of discrete expression in a novel architecture scenario.
About Digital Make Lab
本實驗室推動數位製造及自造教育研究，設備經費由實驗室主持人獨立爭取執行「教育部自造者師資培育計畫專案提供研究購買」，本實驗室同時創建數位構築教育及師資培育計畫，並跨國與英國倫敦 AA, UCL, University of Westminster 等國際建築名校合作，以數位自造實驗室為根基，希望透過建築設計教育的再造計畫以全新的模式、符合數位世代的方法，重新進行建築設計課程的創建與規劃，期許透過數位設備如 3D列印、CNC、雷射切割與自動化等數位化機具輔助學生設計製作，更希望透過新的機具與教學方式，達成建築設計教育再造計畫的最根本目的創造新時代的價值。