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For centuries, architects and engineers have been pursuing the most structurally efficient systems to realise their design intents. Many such pursuits have stumbled upon natural systems as an inspiration for efficiency and optimisation. This research and the subsequent workshop attempts to validate one such approach by tinkering with naturally generated exoskeletons.
The workshop aims to generate algorithmic design processes to study, design and fabricate an exoskeletal structural member such as a column or a bridge. While following the 6-day intensive research based pursuit students and fellow researchers will be equipped with the game-changing, Industry 4.0 revelations in computational design and digital fabrication.
The workshop also attempts to construct an empirical critique on traditional, rational-functional design approach while providing an alternative prototype on a more gothic, research based, computationally driven and practically tested design pursuit.
Expenses for Students - Material Cost - Rs 600/-