ICONOCLASTIC TOWERS V2.0
STUDIO SYMBIOSIS | SUMMER WORKSHOP
5- 12 JULY 2014
DELHI NCR
The workshop aims at instilling the concepts, tools and techniques to create an ‘Iconoclastic Tower’ based on feedback loop mechanism, thereby creating robust and efficient architectural forms. Iconoclastic architecture breaks away from the perception of an ‘Icon’ which has been represented by a vertical hi-rise structure in the last few decades and thereby creates architecture which challenges the perception of the typology, conversely creating iconic architecture.

Iconoclastic Towers will focus on creating integrated architectural forms where the various systems and sub-systems respond to each other, thereby creating a coherent design. Natural formations and biological systems will be studied to create a rule-based system governing the system of the tower itself.

Iteration based digital and physical models will be generated as an investigation for an optimum solution for the typology.

The workshop will be an intense tutorial and team based mode of learning. The techniques learned will be applied by the students on the project being worked upon in the workshop.

Prototyping will be done to conclude the workshop of a system whereby the concept of digital design techniques will be advanced to digital fabrication.

TUTORS
DR. VANDANA SEHGAL I GBTU I SPA I IIT Roorkee I CCA

BRITTA KNOBEL GUPTA I Studio Symbiosis I Zaha Hadid Architects I Architectural Association London

AMIT GUPTA I Studio Symbiosis I Zaha Hadid Architects I Architectural Association London

LAURA ROBIN I Studio Symbiosis I Zaha Hadid Architects I TSA Tulane

SHAIQUE UDDIN I Studio Symbiosis I CCA

JOY MONDAL I Studio Symbiosis I Jadavpur University

VIRAAT KUMAR I Studio Symbiosis I IAAC I Barcelona

APPLICATION
joy@studio-symbiosis.com | shaique@studio-symbiosis.com
Deadline for applying is 31st May 2014.
Application forms can be downloaded from
here.

FEE
The workshop requires a fee of 25,000 INR | Early bird registration fee is 20,000 INR | Deadline for early registration is 30th April 2014.
Discount options are available for applicants applying as a group | Fee does not include flight and accommodation.

PAYMENT DETAIL
The fee can be paid through DD in favor of ‘Studio Symbiosis’. Online payment transfer details are mentioned below:
Account Number - 26747630000014
IFSC Code - HDFC0002674
HDFC Bank Ltd, Plot No. A - 182/2
Sector 48, Noida - 201301,
Uttar Pradesh, India

REQUIREMENT
Participants need to bring their own laptops with the following software loaded:
Maya, Rhino and Grasshoppe,
Working knowledge of software is not necessary.

ELIGIBILITY
The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
Day 1:
10:00-10:30   Iconoclastic Towers
10:30-11:00   Adaptive Systems
11:00–11:30   Digital Tools
11:30-12:00   Group formations
12:00-13:00   Maya Intro
13:00-14:00   Break
14:00-16:00   Maya modelling techniques
16:00-21:00   Team work
Day 2:
10:00-12:00   Maya modelling
12:00-16:00   Teamwork
16:00-18:00   Rhino Intro and modelling
18:00-21:00   Teamwork
Day 3:
10:00–12:00   Maya modelling
12:00–14:00   Teamwork
14:00-16:00   Grasshopper
16:00-21:00   Teamwork
Day 4:
10:00-12:00   Maya component modelling/ Computational Fluid Dynamics
12:00-14:00   Teamwork
14:00-16:00   Grasshopper
16:00-21:00   Teamwork
Day 5:
10:00-11:00   Grasshopper
11:00-14:00   Teamwork
14:00-15:00   Fabrication techniques
15:00-21:00   Teamwork
Day 6:
10:00–21:00   Teamwork / Prototyping
Day 7:
10:00–21:00   Teamwork / Prototyping
Day 8:
Project Reviews and finalization of the prototyping