3D sketch up for Designers
Oct
29
to Oct 31

3D sketch up for Designers

  • King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ever since 2004, Sketchup is one of the fastest and most advanced 3D modelling softwares available. It’s quick to model anything from a cup of tea to complete interiors and buildings. Therefore it is widely used by industrial designers, architects, urban planners and game-developers. The 3D course will initially start with an intro of the use and the easiness of the program. Slowly together with the tutor, Maya Kozel, you will dive in the world of Sketchup, starting with 2D drawing and transforming it to 3D models. In the course the tutor will give a large number of examples ranging from window frames to staircases but is of course not limited to (interior) architecture only. 

The interior designer Maya Kozel will be showing you how 3D sketch up is used in the professional achitecture and design field. Together with your fellow students you will know how to draw inspiration from a case study and to visualize your own ideas into a communicative 3D model. 

After the 3 day course, Sketchup will be part of your design process. 

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Workshop Material Gesture in Architecture
Oct
29
to Nov 2

Workshop Material Gesture in Architecture

  • King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For: Architects, designers, students in the creative field and urban planners. 

With the rise of computer generated images within the architectural design practice, we seem to become more engaged with the reality of the visible than with the reality of the experience. We are more concerned with a world seen through the camera lens than through our minds eye. This has consequences for architecture. 

The visible attraction of a building is important and can be well grasped in a render (computer generated image). However, renders may also lead us in a less optimal direction for other parts of the architectural design process. For instance, a render does not really fit if we want to research atmosphere, social structures in space or embodied experiences. 

In this workshop we will focus on the human / embodied experienced side of architecture and therefore we will use imagination and other architectural design tools such as field research and model making in combination with photography. We will have a close look on what it means to experience space. How does a building make you feel in space and time? Hence it is merely impossible to research experience without the experience itself, we will use the ITHRA building as a cause study. We will design a spatial intervention for ITHRA to bring certain areas to a higher level of well-being. Our focus will be on social structures in space and the impact of material on atmosphere 

By Floor Frings

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Virtual Worlds Made out of Paper
Oct
1
to Oct 3

Virtual Worlds Made out of Paper

Nowadays digitalisation is not to be denied anymore. Borders between reality and virtuality are becoming more and more blurry. It can feel overwhelming and complicated. Sometimes it is hard to imagine what virtuality can mean to you and how you can apply it in your own practice and daily life.

This workshop  allows you to create and play in your own virtual world. Using technologies like Virtual Reality, 360° video and greenscreen. The workshop follows a three-step program: Creating your world using paper and greenscreen, mixed reality using paper and 360° video, and sharing and experiencing the worlds we created commonly.

You will have a very fun first encounter and experience of how you can start mixing reality and virtuality and make it work for you.

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by Beam it Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sustainable Design
Oct
1
to Oct 5

Sustainable Design

We are all aware of the urgency of sustainability.

In practice, the shift towards a sustainable world turns out to be a difficult process. The sustainable design workshop will show how you as a designer, maker or creative can contribute to this shift. What is sustainability? Who is responsible for sustainability? How to make a sustainable design? How can designers be motivators of sustainable behaviour?

All of these questions will be touched upon in an inspiring workshop. Jessica den Hartog.

A Dutch designer specialized in working with plastics. Learn everything about this wonderful material with its endless properties but also is very damaging for our environment. In fact it is not the material that is harmfull but the way we use it.  In her workshop she takes you into her method. Discovering and experimenting how you can convert plastic waste into a valuable material or product. While being guided by the material you will  experiment with color, shape and properties. Combine the material by using different techniques. Such as the heat press and the iron. After this workshop you have learned about a whole new world of how to create sustainable materials from what we now consider as waste. And what properties a product should have it you need to be able to transform it into value after done using it.

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by Jessica den Hartog

 

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Material Design and Exploration
Sep
30
to Oct 6

Material Design and Exploration

Are you a true maker and do you wish to expand your borders and to surprise yourself by discovering new techniques and materials? Then this is an inspiring workshop to follow.

We will let undervalued materials guide our proces. Materials such as wire mesh, scrap wood and surplus bricks. By re-examining those materials, new applications of the materials will arise.

The challenge lies in finding new forms, qualities and easthetics as opposed to those with which we are all to familiar. Learning by doing, a continueous cycle of making and evaluating

Studio PlanQ is an expert in the field of transforming undervalued materials into new usable materials, forms and product. These masters in material experiment will show you how to not only create new materials and shapes but will also be able to teach you how to link it to the real world and make a business case out of it.

This is an hands-on workshop on shifting the perspective on undervalued materials and repurpose them to a specific context.

An experience to take home and adopt within your own design process.

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By studio PlanQ

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Archiving Water
Sep
30
to Oct 4

Archiving Water

On a global level the demand for water has recently increased surpassing supply. This is as a result of industries, climatic changes, and poor methods of harvesting and storing water. Therefore, sustainable solutions need to be embraced so as to mitigate this serious issue to ensure optimal availability of water to use in our daily activities.

Lotte de Raadt will give you a hands-on workshop in which you will learn how to ideate and create real and aesthetic prototypes in answer to the water issues we face today.

by Lotte de Raadt

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