13 –18 February 2012
Studio Greg Lynn, Angewandte | Vienna, Austria
dimensions: 6 days of work, 25 students from 11 countries, 6 tutors, 2600 working hours, 170 sheets of cardboard
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 was 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 co-tutored the workshop. The handling of virtual simulation methods in the fields of parametric and digital production was a primary focus of the workshop.
The final piece is parametrically designed and digitally produced human scale structures. The used material is corrugated cardboard.