Workshop on Parametric Patterns at VCU Qatar 14-18/3 2010

Posted by on March 30, 2010

Team leader Brett Kearney presenting project outcome

Team leader Brett Kearney presenting project outcome

This short but intense workshop at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha  was looking at parametric adaptation of Islamic patterns. It was conducted as team efforts, with students and teachers collaborating on projects in different scales. Rhinoceros and Grasshopper were introduced as the working platform, and the projects explored how a contemporary view of patters could be implemented in terrain, furniture or product scale. Facilitated over five evenings, the teams managed to both get a basic understanding of parametric principles, and deliver project outcomes. I was invited by assistant professor Johan Granberg, teaching in the department of interior design, but the participants came from several departments including fashion and graphic design.

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Team leader Brett Kearney presenting project outcome

Team leader Brett Kearney presenting project outcome

This short but intense workshop at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha  was looking at parametric adaptation of Islamic patterns. It was conducted as team efforts, with students and teachers collaborating on projects in different scales. Rhinoceros and Grasshopper were introduced as the working platform, and the projects explored how a contemporary view of patters could be implemented in terrain, furniture or product scale. Facilitated over five evenings, the teams managed to both get a basic understanding of parametric principles, and deliver project outcomes. I was invited by assistant professor Johan Granberg, teaching in the department of interior design, but the participants came from several departments including fashion and graphic design.