During this workshop, participants learn how to address advanced research questions in architecture, structures, and digital fabrication through computation. On the first day, we will set up a development environment for scientific programming that will be used throughout the workshop, followed by a “scientific Python 101” and an introduction to compas, an open-source, Python-based framework for “computational research in architecture and structures”. The introduction covers the key concepts of the compas framework and a series of representative code examples. The second day is a step-by-step breakdown of the computational aspects of one of the recent core projects of the Block Research Group. The final day is a hackathon during which the participants have the chance to explore computational solutions to their own research problems with the help of the workshop tutors.
Philippe Block, Tom Van Mele, Matthias Rippmann, Mariana Popescu