Architecture as an organizational matter.

workshop at the Vilnius Art Academy, led by Daniel Koehler, Rasa Navasaityte
28.02. - 04.03. 2011.
The Workshop can be understood as an extended computer tooling course. We will introduce computational principles and the today's shift from the computer as an representational tool to an organizational principle for architecture.
We will utilize the software platform Rhinoceros/Grasshopper for our issues and we will directly transfer our virtual dynamic systems into physical models. Through the act of assembling we will sensibilise our notions to the key processes inside a parametric figuration and their architectural potentials as a result of 1:1 perception.
By extracting and cultivating these processes as virtual systems, we learn how to amplify them, till a collective materiality emerges. The goal of the course are spatialized processes with architectural intent.

All projects are made by students of the Vilnius Art Academy. The most remarkable aspect of the output is, that no student used a parametric software package and specially Grasshopper before.

Thanks to all the participants for your enthusiasm and creativity!

Students: Group 1: Egle Rutkauskaite, Agne Simkeviciute, Virginija Vilutyte, Gyte Zalkauskaite; Group 2: Agne, Viktorija; Group 3: Kelnytes Lina Baciuskaite, Petras Vestartas, Aitste Dzikaraite, Jonas Rimeikia, Andrius Vilcinskas; Group 4: Gediminas Kirdeikis, Algimantas Varpucanskis, Mindaugas Pleiris, Ruta Merkyte, Milda Venslaviciute; Group 5: Linas Meškauskas, Ricardas Krištapavicius, Viktorija Ribakova, Irena Volodkovic, Šarunas Šlektavicius

Lab for Environmental Design Strategies
Austin, London, Innsbruck.