The continued design work for Forumtorget involves the development of a parametric system (using Grasshopper) that allows the exact definition of each part of the 0 meter long sofa with the immediate delivery of production documentation for each of the 1500 + lamellas needed for the complete production. The parametric model was developed to allow a non-specialist (with no expertise in parametric modeling) to continue to refine the overall form.
The first of three workshop days that will introduce digital design strategies and parametric thinking to Associates of White & Partners was facilitated in March in the Stockholm office. 25 participants from six different White offices took part, and will through the spring try out a number of digital tools while developing small design proposals within teams. The projects will explore parametric design thinking, analytical techniques and fabrication. The workshop is organized by Dsearch in collaboration with White R&D Building technology (Kunskapsbygget Byggteknik), with financial support from the ARQ Research Foundation.
As part of the Bioinspired Forum in Simrishamn, a venue discussing biomimetics and a potential future marine research center in Simrishamn, eight students from AA DIP16 exhibited their work together with the KTH Performative Design studio. The exhibition featured posters and models from the past year´s work.
The exhibition is located in the harbour of Simrishamn, Sweden, and is open from 15 – 23 of August 2009.