STARTS Wednesday 11th JANUARY at 11.00am in the Cayley Lecture Theatre


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Adolf Loos - Muller House 1930.3dm
Alison & Peter Smithson - Economist Building 1964.3dm
Alvar Aalto - Experimental House 1952.3dm
Alvaro Siza - Galician Centre of Contemporary Art 1993.3dm
Atelier Tekuto - Lucky Drops House 2005.3dm
Auer + Weber - ESO Hotel and Information Centre 2002.3dm
Baeza - Caja General de Ahorros.3dm
BAUKULTUR - Seifert House 2005.3dm
Carme Pinos - Torre Cube 2006.3dm
Caruso St John - Walsall Art Gallery 2000.3dm
Caruso St John Architects - Brick House 2005.3dm
Chareau and Bijvoet - Maison de Verre 1932.3dm
Charles and Ray Eames - Eames House 1949.3dm
Cino Zucchi - Building D 2001.3dm
Daniel Libeskind - Jewish Museum 1998.3dm
David Chipperfield - Americas Cup Building 2006.3dm
David Chipperfield - Des Moines Public Library 2006.3dm
de Architekten Cie - Whale Housing 2000.3dm
Edouard Francois - Social Housing 2006.3dm
Eero Saarinen - Dulles International Airport 1962.3dm
Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos - Civic Centre 1994.3dm
Erick van Egeraat - Mauritskade Apartments 2001.3dm
FOA - Yokohama International Port Terminal 2002.3dm
Foster & Rogers - Creek Vean House 1966.3dm
Fosters - 30 St Mary Axe 2004.3dm
Frank Gehry - Gehry House 1978.3dm
Frank Gehry - Winton Guest House 1987.3dm
Frank Lloyd Wright - Fallingwater 1937.3dm
Frank Lloyd Wright - Jacobs House 1936.3dm
Gameren & Mastenbroek - Dutch Embassy Ethiopia 2006.3dm
Gerrit Rietveld - Schroder House 1924.3dm
Giuseppe Terragni - Casa del Fascio 1936.3dm
Glen Murcutt - Ball-Eastaway House and Studio 1983.3dm
Gunnar Asplund - Stockholm Public Library 1927.3dm
Herzog & de Meuron - Goetz Gallery 1992.3dm
Jo Crepain - Water Tower House 1996.3dm
John Lautner - Malin Residence 1960.3dm
Jorn Utzon - Bagsvaerd Church 1976.3dm
Jorn Utzon - Fredensborg Courtyard Houses 1965.3dm
Kenzo Tange - Fuji TV Headquarters 1996.3dm
Le Corbusier - Monastery of La Tourett 1957.3dm
Le Corbusier - Villa Savoye 1930.3dm
Le Corbusier - Villa Stein 1927.3dm
Louis Kahn - Fisher House 1973.3dm
Louis Kahn - Salk Institute 1965.3dm
Luigi Snozzi - Kalman House 1932.3dm
Mario Botta - House at Riva San Vitale 1973.3dm
Michael & Patty Hopkins - Hopkins House 1977.3dm
Mies van der Rohe - Farnsworth House 1951.3dm
Mies van der Rohe - Seagram Building 1958.3dm
Mies van der Rohe -Tugendhat House 1930.3dm
MVRDV - Two houses on Borneo Sporenburg.3dm
Naito Architect - Makino Museum of Plants & People 1999.3dm
Norman Foster - Cho en Dai House 1994.3dm
Norman Foster - Willis Faber & Dumas Building 1975.3dm
OMA - Bordeaux House 1998.3dm
OMA - Casa da Musica 2005.3dm
OMA - China Central TV Headquarters.3dm
OMA - Dutch Embassy 2004.3dm
OMA - Villa Dall'Ava 1991.3dm
Peter Behrens - Turbine Factory 1910.3dm
Peter Eisenman - House VI 1975.3dm
Peter Zumthor - Thermal Baths 1996.3dm
Rafael Moneo - Town Hall Extension 1999.3dm
Rem Koolhaas - Bordeaux Villa 1998.3dm
Rem Koolhaas - Kunsthall 1992.3dm
Rem Koolhaas - Seattle Library 2004.3dm
Renzo Piano - Tjibaou Cultural Centre 1998.3dm
Richard Meier - Atheneum 1979.3dm
Richard Rogers & Renzo Piano - Pompidou Centre 1977.3dm
Robert Venturi - Vanna Venturi House 1964.3dm
Rudolf Schindler - Schindler-Chace House 1922.3dm
Sami Rintala - Element House 2005.3dm
Sanaksenaho Architects - St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel 2005.3dm
Schultes & Frank - Baumschulenweg Crematorium 2000.3dm
Sean Godsell - St Andrew's Beach House 2006.3dm
Shigeru Ban - Furniture House 1996.3dm
Shigeru Ban - Imai Daycare Centre 2001.3dm
Sou Fujimoto - Care Centre 2004.3dm
Souto de Moura - House at Moledo 2000.3dm
Steven Holl - Simmons Hall 2002.3dm
Tadao Ando - Glass Block Wall House 1979.3dm
Thomas Herzog - House at Regensburg 1979.3dm
Toyo Ito - Aluminium House 2000.3dm
Toyo Ito - Sendai Mediatheque 2000.3dm
Troppo Architects - Rozak House 2001.3dm
UN Studio - Mobius House 1998.3dm
VHP s+a+l - Sound Wall Homes 2001.3dm
VJA Architects - Rowing Club 1999.3dm
Walter Gropius - Bauhaus 1926.3dm
Waro Kishi - Hu-Tong House 2002.3dm
Zaha Hadid - LF1 Landesgartenschau 2000.3dm
Zaha Hadid - Phaeno Science Centre 2005.3dm
Zaha Hadid - Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art.3dm


The Digital Fabrication Workshop starts on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 11.15, and ends with an

exhibition and prize-giving 9 days later on Friday 20th January at 17.00.


The workshop is the start of the second Design and Skills module that runs for the whole Semester. The

workshop itself however is self-contained: you do not need to bring anything with you at the start, and all

the work you do must be completed within the 10-days of the event - not least so that it can be displayed

in the closing exhibition! Your work must be included in and will be marked as part of your Design and

Skills Portfolio.

Programme Overview

Now that you have some skills and model-making experience to draw on, we will be introducing you to

digital tools and the laser cutter, with all the detail and accuracy this can bring to your work. You will work

in pairs and be given a choice from nearly 100 buildings to model. Over the next 9 days we will introduce

you to digital fabrication using the laser cutter and teach you a range of advanced model-making tech-
niques. By the end you should have a collection of very fine quality models and already the first few pages

of your next portfolio submission.


The workshop will contribute to your knowledge and architectural skills in several areas:

- A basic introduction to digital fabrication

What it is and how it is being used today in architecture; + How you can use CNC tools like laser cutters to

help you represent architectural ideas

- An introduction to the Department’s new Fabrication Laboratory

Our facilities, Our ethos and rules; Opening hours, booking system etc.

- Basic use of Rhino for general drafting

Use of Rhino cf other CAD software; The Rhino interface and entering commands; Accurate 2d drafting

- Advanced use of Rhino as a laser cutting interface

Proper use of the Fabrication Laboratory Laser Cutting Template; Importing files from other packages;

Preparing files to work safely and productively on our machines; Avoiding common errors

- Safe use of Laser Cutting Machines

This will include the compulsory laser cutting induction, which must be completed in full before anyone is

allowed to use the machines.

- Digital Model Making Techniques

Use of cutting, scoring, engraving, folding etc. to make detailed models; Developing 3d models from sheet


- An introduction to important Architectural Precedents

The models you make will generally be of significant contemporary buildings and it is essential for the

process that you understand the ideas behind the building. This will also be a sharing process, and by the

end of the project there will be an impressive collection of detailed models on display from which everyone

can learn.

You will attend a variety of activities during the workshop and at each point will be given a series of short

briefs and tasks to complete before the next stage. You will need to keep up with what we ask you to

do, and to follow very carefully the Workshop Schedule at the end of this sheet. We hope that everyone

will achieve a great deal in a short-time, and with limited resources. This is a challenge for us as well as

you! Please do your best to help things run smoothly by sticking to the times shown on the schedule. You

will find it contains the following activities:

1. Lectures

The workshop begins with three introductory lectures starting at 11.00 in the Caley Lecture Theatre (first

lecture theatre on the right, as you enter the building). You will need to make a decision immediately after

the first lecture about your choice of precedent and then will be asked to gather some information about

the building straight away.

2. Introduction to Rhino

We will give you a brief introduction to Rhino. The laser cutters run from Rhino files and we will expect you

to do all the drawing for the workshop in Rhino. You do not need to have any Rhino skills at the start of the

workshop, but you will have by the end! We will help you along the way.

3. Rhino Clinics

We will give you some basic exercises you will need to complete in Rhino in order to use the laser cut-
ter, and then will hold a series of Rhino Clinics in the Fab Lab to help you with any issues you may have

preparing your files. These will take place in small groups and must be completed before progressing to

the next stage, which will be the second part of the Laser Cutting induction.

4. Laser Inductions

Laser inductions will be completed in pairs, and will last 1 hour. We will book a slot for you once someone

has checked your file to ensure it will cut properly. Once you have completed your induction, you will be

free to book Laser Slots for your models.

5. Model-making Tutorials

You will be asked to make some small, but detailed and sophisticated models of your precedents and this

will require a modelling strategy. We will ask you to develop a plan and design for your model and will give

you feedback on this in your teams in the Model-making Tutorials. You will need to work with the other pair

who will be modeling the same precedent as you, to ensure you coordinate the models you produce for

each precedent.

6. Laser Slots and Assembly Time

Laser time will be available in 20 minute slots, and we hope every team should get at least three and

maybe more slots. There is limited capacity, so you will need to plan your cutting time carefully! Do as

much as you can before by hand and make your opportunities to use the machine count.

7. Show ‘n Tells

Once you have cut and started to assemble your models, there will be short and informal Show ‘n Tells to

share ideas and give us a further opportunity to suggest ways you might develop your work.

8. Exhibition & Prize-giving

There may be some adjustments to the schedule of the workshop along the way, but there is a very clear

end point. 17.00 Friday we will host an exhibition to display the work you have made during the workshop.

There should be an impressive range of models on display. We will also shortlist six teams, and one team

will win the Jacquard Prize. The criteria the judges will use for assessing the work are shown below, and

you should bear these in mind as you design and build your models.


Let's make!

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