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Biodynamic Structures
Date Monday July 12
Time 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location Details
San Francisco campus

Enrollment Info
Visit CCA MEDIAlab website or the AA Visiting School website
(Note: Workshops are noncredit. Enrollment is processed by the AA. Workshop will run the full 10 days.)
More info: Biodynamic Structures

Contact: mlab [at] or visitingschool [at]
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorSarah Owens
This 10-day intensive workshop, cotaught by the faculty of the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) Visiting School in London and the faculty of Architecture and MEDIAlab at CCA, will explore active systems in nature, investigating biomimetic principles in order to analyze, design, and fabricate prototypes that respond to electronic and environmental stimuli.

Students will work in teams to research specific biological systems, extracting logics of organization, geometry, structure, and mathematics. Advanced analysis, simulation, modeling, and fabrication tools will be introduced in order to apply this information to the design of both passive and active responsive architectural systems. Investigation and application of robotics, sensors, and actuators will be employed for the activation of the material system investigation through the construction of working responsive prototypes.

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