[M] Workshop

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 | Posted by Albertus Prawata | Labels: , ,


The workshop examines the design processes based on a combination of digital, analogue modelling and manufacturing techniques. Traditional analogue modelling and sketches are being combine with digital modelling, informing the development of form explorations and constructions. The combination of both techniques (analogue & digital) are widely used as a based for form finding and design explorations in architecture. They can open new possibilities, new perspectives especially to architectural geometries and form. The workshop shown here have been produced in the academic context of Binus University. Although the introduction of the selected space and the time frame to construct the new design became crucial, and became a major factor, the output produced proves that there are many exciting ways to explore the architectural geometries. This workshop can be a new educational motivation and become an important step for students (future architects) to understand the logic of construction, handle and explore the architectural geometries. (Albertus Prawata)

The Workshop

MORPHOGENESIS is a four-days workshop held by VOLUM3D at Bina Nusantara University, especially for the Architecture department of the campus. During the workshop, 30 students are formed into small groups of 4-5 and are challenged to produce a unique and buildable design, with the limitation of material and time. In this workshop, the only material used is cardboard.

Students were asked to think of a concept of design and had form explorations by making small models of shapes. The shapes produced are then presented in front of the lecturer.

On the second day, shapes and concepts produced on day one are then explored more in depth. During this stage, structures and technicalities of the designs are starting to be taken into account.

The third day was the last day to think of the design and make adjustments to the designs. On this day, students started to create scale models of their designs' modules. Designs are finalized on this day; create a model that are ready to be presented to the judges.

The last day of the workshop was spent on presentation in front of the judges. Students deliver their concepts and designs, and convinced the judges that their designs are buildable with the material and time being the limitation.
After some deliberation, the judges announced the chosen design, to be built at BYNAMIC Festival held by BINUS International School Serpong. Students then arrived at BINUS Serpong and began to build the 1:1 scale model of the winning design. (Thea Ilona)

Morphogenesis on Flickr