Introduction

Meta Data is the new capital. Vast amounts of data are collected by  companies and governments alike for a range of purposes.  Mobile phone user data is stored, similar to the use of the Internet and  remote sensing providing a better insight on the effect of human intervention or behavior on a local or global scale. With the wireless communication becoming more intertwined with our lives, in the future of the Internet of Things, more data can be collected at a higher resolution of the human scale.

Meta data of human behavior and impact offers the designer insight  in finding better informed design decisions.  Not only based on existing research, analysis, simulation and  even good practices but also on a broad range of comprehensive relevant data.  Thereby testing the design interventions in the context of current or real - time Meta Data.

 

Analysis and simulation are an essential part of the design decision making process. The effectiveness of the information and how it is used depends on the integration of the process into the design environment. Traditional the architectural design process can be quite linear,  making design decisions based on analysis  and simulation in order  forcing the solutions within the formal framework of the design.

The effectiveness of this post rationalization  process depends on the capability of the design environment to support effective design changes in various stages of the design process.  The further in the design process the changes are made the more difficult it will be to effectively integrate them into the design.

With the increase of available relevant design data, the effective integration of the data into the design process becomes more complex. Current digital design or design development environments support the complexity by linking data creating a network of relationships.  This enables the propagation of design decisions throughout the various stages of the design process.  In an integrated or concurrent digital design environment analysis and simulation are used in an earlier stage of the design process enabling a pre- rationalization approach of the design process. This can lead to

a formal solution to an otherwise technical or building physics problem.

This parametric capability of integrating data from various sources into the design environment and network them into a web of interrelations  can be supported within the constraints of the software.  For more flexibility and the capability to adapt new data sets the parametric environment can be customized and build according to the design task.

 

 

 

The assignment

E - Learning.

 

 

The explanation on how to use the software is provided online. Make sure you have learned the appropriate online material before the beginning of the workshop

WEEK 1.2

WEEK 1.3

WEEK 1.4

WEEK 1.5

 

Important notes regarding the course

 

 

  • The Future Models course consists of 5 - 4 hour workshops.

 

  • The workshops will focus on the customization of the parametric environment to support the integration and visualization of data sets in various levels of scale

 

  • The workshops start in week 1.3

 

  • Each workshop will start with a short lecture related to the topic of the workshop.

 

  • The rest of the workshop we will help you to build the parametric model and visualize its content in support of your design project.

 

  • At the end of the course you will present your model and visualization of its content in relation to your design

 

 

  • The basic explanation on how to use the software is  provided on line. More advanced applications of the software are explained at the workshop.

 

  • Make sure you have learned the appropriate on line material before the beginning of the workshop

 

  • Attendance is compulsory - if you can't attend please let us know by mail

 

  • If you have any questions you also can drop by the office.

 

 

This course has an

 E- learning

    component !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers

Liviu  Paicu

Paul de Ruiter

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Downloads and links

Handing in

AR1TWF030: Week 1.3 — Setup Parametric model

 

 

Introduction:

 

 

The complexity of integrating extensive data into a design environment can be challenging  in the design process.  To build an effective environment where the data can be used as an integral part of the formal design process an environment is needed which can be customized to accommodate the network relations between the data and formal design. In itself this is already quite complex. However there is an element which makes this network inherently challenging.  The accumulated data and the goal of the use of that data will span from a global scale to the scale of the technical detail of the design.

Analyzing the global data and its impact on a material and design level is one of the essential parts of building an effective model.

The complexity of a multi-scale network integrated in a customized  parametric, or in this case, computational model will be the main challenge for this course.

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

This week we will start with the build of the computational model. To make a flying  start we first make the model as schematic on paper.  On the scheme we define the network of relationships.  This network should be able to be extended.

 

 

The assignment for this week:

 

Make a schematic model of the network so the needed data can be extracted in the correct format.

 

  • Define the variables needed to create an effective network.
  • Define the interdependence of your components
  • Define an output which is relevant for the scenario you choose or have chosen.
  • Make the network modular, so other networks can be integrated.
  • Provide the files according to a clear file protocol .

 

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR1TWF030- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

  • No tasks to hand in

 

 

Instructions:

 

  • Paul de Ruiter - Introduction Grasshopper

 

Online course material:

 

  • Grasshopper introduction.

 

 

Downloads: ( if you use  a Chrome browser - right click on link and select save link as )

 

 

 

AR1TWF030: Week 1.4— Data integration - A multi scale network

 

 

Introduction:

 

 

The effectiveness of the network will depend on the correct definition of the variables, relationships and output of data. No matter how extensive the data is it will be always an approximation, where interpretation of the data will be essential. It will be the insights, the network model t creates, of the interdependencies of the data which makes it a powerful tool. This interpretation and further refinement of the data based on the interpretation can refine the network model to an effective part of the design decision making process.

We are not only looking at a scale defined by a global dataset. The data integrated into the network can be of different levels of scale condensing the effects and impacts on various levels. This cascading effect ripples through the network and enables the designer to identify primary triggers  of change within the network.

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

This week we will start with the build of the grasshopper model.  We will start with analyzing the schematic setup and define the various components which are related to the translation of scale.  Start to refine the model to cope with the different levels in scale .The extracted data should contain useful data regarding the formal design and its impact.

 

 

The assignment for this week:

 

Build the Grasshopper model taking into account the multi scale effects of the input data.

 

  • Convert the schematic network into a Grasshopper model.
  • Refine the model so it can handle different scale levels
  • Test the interdependencies at different scale levels and validate their outcome.

 

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR1TWF030- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

  • No tasks to hand in

 

 

Instructions:

 

  • Paul de Ruiter - Grasshopper - numeric network

 

Online course material:

 

 

 

Downloads: ( if you use  a Chrome browser - right click on link and select save link as )

 

  • none

 

 

AR1TWF030: Week 1.5— Data weighing - 3D translation

 

Introduction:

 

 

What the impact of the parameters  is on the outcome of the network will depend on the weighing of its influence on the network. This weighing by itself is a result of the knowledge gained on its impact if correctly defined or else a well founded assumption. Because the weighing factor can have a substantial effect on the data produced by the network the weigh factor itself can become a target for enhancing the final design.  Identifying these potential weigh factors and reduce or increase their factor might be a major part in the design strategy

 

To visualize the impact of changing the weighing of the interrelated components in the network or the alterations of the data input an effective visualization is essential. Not only showing a single outcome but also the  effect on the whole network.  To make a sound assessment of the change a baseline has to be defined to compare with.

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

This week we will continue to refine the Grasshopper model.  We will investigate the weighing factors of the various components within the network. The weighing should be knowledge based and potential key weighing factors should be identified which might have a fundamental impact on the design data. To validate the network a baseline should be defined.

 

 

The assignment for this week:

 

Refine the Grasshopper model taking into account the weighing factors of the input data.

 

  • Define the weighing factors of the input data.
  • Identify key weighing factors in the network which can be used to positively influence  the adherence to the chosen scenario.
  • Define a benchmark and validate the outcome of the network due to the altered weighing factors.
  • Start defining a formal output of the network data

 

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR1TWF030- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

  • No tasks to hand in

 

 

Instructions:

 

  • Paul de Ruiter - Grasshopper - data management

 

Online course material:

 

 

 

Downloads: ( if you use  a Chrome browser - right click on link and select save link as )

 

  • none

 

 

AR1TWF030: Week 1.6— Data export - data visualization - 3D - Phase 1

 

 

Introduction:

 

The complexity of interrelated networks makes understandable visualizations essential.  In a visualization of a network the process isn't limited to the visualization of the output data but also of their interrelations and especially the key parameters which will have a major impact on the network.  These are the components which might have a fundamental impact on the key design questions. With a range of scenarios investigated the overlap of research can be used to strengthen the validity of the networks. If a modular approach is taken into account in defining the networks the possibility of linking the various networks may become a possibility. Extending the network in a more comprehensive model of cause and effect of fundamental interventions in support of a range of scenario's.

 

In support of this course we will define an output which gives insight into the network independences and the key criteria which have a major impact on the network.

To be able to generate a functional visualization we will focus on the 3D interpretation of the network relations.

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

This week we will  focus on the possibility to extract the correct data for the design task.

In support to the extraction of the data the data should be effectively be visualized to support the insight in the key criteria for your design task.

 

The assignment for this week:

 

Refine the Grasshopper model to support the correct data which can be used in the design process. Visualize the network in 3D so you not only enhance the insight in the network relations but also identify the  key parameters in the network

 

  • Define the needed output data in support of the design process.
  • Define a formal language to visualize the setup of the network and the output data.
  • Identify key parameters in the network which can be used to positively influence  the adherence to the chosen scenario and visualize them to enhance the insight into the network

 

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR1TWF030- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

  • No tasks to hand in

 

 

Instructions:

 

  • Paul de Ruiter - Grasshopper - modeling

 

Online course material:

 

 

 

Downloads: ( if you use  a Chrome browser - right click on link and select save link as )

 

  • none

 

AR1TWF030: Week 1.6— Data export - data visualization - 3D - Phase 2

 

 

Introduction:

 

A wide range of scenarios are investigated. This generates a substantial amount of data. The refinement of the collected data makes the networks more effective in their application.  If the data can be merged into a single environment the network will not only be refined also the data it is based upon is more accurately defined. This potential more powerful setup could investigate links between the different scenarios. In turn in a case of very complex scenarios it would be possible to break it up into smaller related components distributing the research.

 

A modular data structure could support this interaction between different scenarios.

 

 

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

This week we will  focus on finishing the Grasshopper model.

The model should support an effective visualization of the network and its key parameters.

Suggest a possible next phase for integrating the various networks into a comprehensive network.

 

The assignment for this week:

 

Finish the Grasshopper model to support the extraction of the correct data which can be used in the design process.  Finish the Grasshopper model so it can visualize the network in 3D to enhance the insight in the network relations but also identify the  key parameters in the network

 

  • Finalize the Grasshopper model
  • Sketch a possible modular system for connecting the networks.

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR1TWF030- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

  • Week 1.10 - 13-11-2016

 

 

Online course material:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop examples and other examples

 

         GH cross-sections

         Create cross-sections of a surface with Grasshopper

 

         GH sunsimulator

         Determine the direction of the sun with Grasshopper (update 13-10-2010)

 

         GH spaceframe

         Spaceframe example

 

 

Software

 

         Maya w/Network based TU Delft License

         Manuals (by @Hok) to install Maya using a network based TU Delft Educational license

 

         Maya w/Standalone Educational License (some limitations in functionality)

         Download and Install Maya from the Autodesk Education website using a standalone personal license

 

         Rhino 5.0

         Manuals (by @Hok) to install Rhino using a standalone personal TU Delft Educational license

 

         Grasshopper for Rhino

         Plug-in for Rhino for full history in Rhino and much more

 

         Food4Rhino

         Great collection of plug-ins for Rhino and Grasshopper

 

 

 

Links

 

     http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

 

         http://www.ipcc.ch/

 

         http://wupperinst.org/en/the-institute/

 

         https://biomimicry.org/

 

         http://data.un.org/

Week 1.10 - 13-11-2016

Hand in your presentation and your digital models

CONTACT

 

 

Telnr +3127892136

 

Room 01+.West.040

 

Faculty of Architecture and the

Built Environment

 

Building 8

 

Julianalaan 134

 

2628 BL Delft