UNIT_X  

Architecture and its experimental form

 

Introduction :

Unit_X is a 6 week, 1-1 remotely tutored, design-unit format for the exploration of novel typologies in architectural design.

The aim of the course is to fully engage with a teaching methodology where advanced modelling, visualisation and a speculative mindset converge to discuss future architectures.

 

Nature, new composite materials and contemporary modes of fabrication like large 3D printing will be some of the key topics that will inform our designs.

The course will start with an initial conversation about the brief and will be followed by 4 1-1 tutorials on the followings weeks. We will finish with a presentation of the final work in the format of an online crit (invited critic guests TBC)

The student should use as needed all Softbiome's webinars to date - I strongly suggest Fabrics 1.0 and Multi-objects. Our work will focus on the production of hybrid 3D models created between these 2 software packages. We will also use Rhino for certain tasks and Redshift (Houdini) for rendering.

All Unit_X students will have access to Softbiome's webinars and courses available to date and you will continue having access to the materials for 12 months from the completion of the course. 

Structure :

13 hours across 6 consecutive weeks (starting date to be agreed)

 

  • 1 hour ---------> Introduction

  • 11 hours -------> 1-1 tutoring

  • 1 hours --------> crit   

week 1 / 1h  (Saturday or pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 Introduction to the course. 

  • Conversation about the brief.

week 2 / 3h  (Saturday or pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

  • Rendering with Redshift (Houdini)

  • Basic Rhino (if necessary)

week 3 / 3h  (Saturday or pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 4 / 2h  (Saturday or pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 5 / 3h  (Saturday or pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 6 / 1h  (Saturday or pre-arranged day)

  • Crit

For more detailed info, ask questions or have a chat about the program please send an email to:  javier@softbiome.online

Examples of outcomes of the course :

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