Woven+Reciprocal wooden structures

Application Deadline extended to May 31st!

PAD summer school 2014_2

Aalborg University Summer School

Woven + Reciprocal wooden structures

Performance Aided Design (PAD)

Credits: 5 ECTS

28th July -15th  August

Utzon Center

Aalborg, Denmark

The aim of the summer school is to apply new design tools in the field of reciprocal wooden structures. The design tools involve parametric design based on application of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper (PAD: Performance Aided Design)

The goal of the summer school is the development of an experimental 1:1 scale prototype of a novel system that sits at the boundary of the typologies of woven and reciprocal structures, particularly promising with respect to material and constructional efficiency.

The focus will be directed on the joint development and on the design and manufacturing of an architectural body whose formal appearance is determined by the specific properties of the material in use and by the response to a large array of performance factors.

Finite Element Method, iterative loops, in-house developed Grasshopper plugins, and physical models will be used, while constantly looking and learning from the traditional culture of building in wood.

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