IOA SPRING CHALLENGE is an international design workshop intended for architecture students interested in exploring integrated digital design and fabrication within the teaching environment of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts.

Integrated Digital Design and Fabrication
Architectural Design at the Angewandte is taught as an integrated, multidisciplinary process. Following this tradition, the design process will be enriched with structural testing of parametric models in Karamba, a structural analysis plugin for Grasshopper developed as a research project at the Department of Structural Design at the Angewandte. The research project was awarded the Austrian “Baupreis 2010/11”. Specialists from Bollinger+Grohmann Engineers will co-tutor the workshop. The handling of virtual simulation methods in the fields of parametric and digital production will be a primary focus of the workshop.
This week long intense workshop will result not only in full scale built structures, but will also inform and prepare interested students for the MArch entrance exam (22nd-24th Feb. or 26th-28th Sept. 2012) and the architecture study program at the Angewandte.

Format & Output
The Spring Challenge Program will be organized as a 6 day event. Participation is expected fulltime starting 9am. Introduction to Rhino/Grasshopper/Karamba will be followed by project design development and daily reviews of group projects which will enter into a competition mode. Selected projects will be fabricated and assembled as a group effort. The workshop will close with a final presentation with guests. The output will be parametrically designed and digitally produced human scale structures. The used material will be corrugated cardboard.

Organization
Time & Location:
13th-18th February 2012 in Studio Greg Lynn / Angewandte / Vienna
Info:
http://www.springchallenge2012.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/springchallenge2012
Application, Q&A:
springchallenge2012@uni-ak.ac.at
Material Fee:
early bird 150 € (until 25th January) 190 € (after 25th January)
Instructors IoA Team:
Sen.Sc. Mag.arch. MArch (Harvard) Andrei Gheorghe, Univ.Ass. Mag.arch. Bence Pap
Bollinger+Grohmann:
Clemens Preisinger

workshop output at University of Architecture “Ion Mincu” Bucharest June 2010

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