LAUNCHING TURENSCAPE ACADEMY’S FIRST DESIGN MAKE FESTIVAL
In October 2017, Turenscape Academy (TA) will launch its first Design Make Festival, a 9-day event hosted at our newly renovated campus in Xixinan, Anhui Province. Design teams from visiting universities as well as individual students will focus on designing and building a series of material installations on TA’s campus. Emphasising a comprehensive, integrated, and multi-disciplinary approach to design, each workshop group will be led by an internationally recognized expert in their field and taught by a team of motivated designers and scholars.
DESIGN TEAMS WILL PARTICIPATE ON THESE THREE AREAS OF MATERIAL PRODUCTION:
* AIR CAST CONCRETE
* GLASS REINFORCED PLASTIC GRP URBAN FURNITURE
Fengchia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
This 9-day event comprises the following pedagogic events:
• A major introductory SYMPOSIUM event, with keynote lectures and panel discussions
• Concurrent DESIGN-BUILD WORKSHOPS, on computation and building a material installation
• FINAL PRESENTATION & CONFERENCE, concludes with a series of keynote lectures and a final review with invited critics and lecturers
This event is open to the public. Individuals or groups are invited to join the Design make Festival.
SKILLS AND OUTCOMES
These design-build projects will combine high-tech computational design techniques with low-tech construction methods and materials. The goal is to research and discover new ways in which design intelligence from advanced design tools can be used in improving standard modes of on-site manufacturing and assembly processes. The first stage will teach students skills in Rhinoceros 3D modeling software and plug-ins, including Grasshopper. In the second stage, students will build a structure such as a pavilion, enclosure, or exterior furnishing based on models constructed in the first stage and using distinct materials.