sg2018 workshops


The sg2018 Workshop will be organised around Clusters. Clusters are hubs of expertise. They comprise of people, knowledge, tools, materials and machines. The Clusters provide a focus for workshop participants working together within a common framework.

Clusters provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, processes and techniques and act as a catalyst for design resolution. The sg2018 Workshop is made up of ten Clusters that respond in diverse ways to the challenge.

Registration rates:
- Full - $1500 CAD
- Reduced - $950 CAD (Academics + young practitioners)
- Scholarship - $375 CAD (Students - If you have already registered at $650 we will contact you for a partial refund)

Applications will remain open until all spaces are filled, however we will assign these on a first-come-first-served basis.


AI strategies for space frame design

Champions: Zeynep Aksöz + Clemens Preisinger

AI Strategies for Space Frame Design will explore a collaborative design process between human and computer intelligence by using Machine Learning methods, heuristics and finite element analysis.

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behavioural enviro[NN]ments

Champions: Sam Conrad Joyce + Jonathan Irawan + Kate Jeffery + verina christie

Behavioural enviro[NN]ments will revisit and redevelop Negroponte’s “The Seek” Project, investigating the possibility to transform a thinking, dynamic environment into Neural Network that have the capacity to adapt according to the occupancy behaviour of small animals.

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data mining the city

Champions: Danil Nagy + Jim Stoddart + Lorenzo Villaggi

Data Mining the City will explore applications of Machine Learning technology for understanding the connection between the physical form of the city and our personal and emotional experiences of it.

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fibrous timber joints

Champions: Dominga Garufi + Hans Jakob Wagner + Tobias Schwinn + Dylan Wood

Investigating novel fibrous connections for hybrid timber grid shells with mobile on-site heat resistive curing.

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fresh eyes

Champions: Adam Menges + Samantha Walker + Kat Park + Kyle Steinfeld

Fresh Eyes brings recent developments in machine learning to bear on generative architectural design, incorporating user-generated image recognition models into the evaluation step of a traditional generative design workflow.

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inside the black box

Champions: Mark Cichy + Ultan Byrne + Jason Heinrich + Jodi James + Jason Masters + Matthew Parker + Matt Stewart

The “Inside the Black Box” Cluster is focused on exploring new and richer visualisation methods for collaboration between designers and their machines by asking how data can be utilised to enhance the entire design process.

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materials as probes

Champions: Billie Faircloth + Ryan Welch + Christopher Connock + Patrick WeLSS

Materials as Probes will develop a design practice that uses calibrated, predictive thermodynamic models as a driver for material behaviour and form generation.

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mind ex machina

Champions: Jose Luis García del Castillo y López + Nono Martínez Alonso + Panagiotis Michalatos

Mind Ex Machina will explore how machine intelligence-aided interfaces might enhance human-robot collaborative tasks.

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soft office

Champions: Giulio Brugnaro + Brian Ringley + Maria Yablonina

The Soft Office cluster aims to establish a system for adaptive workplace reconfiguration through developing a collaborative interior construction methodology where humans and task-specific robots are performing complementary tasks towards a dynamic spatial goal.

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sound and signal

Champions: John Granzow + Catie Newell + Kim Harty

The Sound and Signal cluster will build dynamic audio feedback systems conditioned by architectural acoustics, near-field acoustics in smaller geometries and coding environments for digital signal processing.

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