Paul Jeffries will be presenting at the 2018 Shape To Fabrication conference in Stratford, London on the 25th April, on the topic of ‘Computational Design at Scale’. To book tickets visit http://www.shapetofabrication.com/page/conference.
For the 2017 Ramboll Leadership Conference in Copenhagen, which took place on the 22nd and 23rd of January, RCD was involved in a collaboration between the Transport and Buildings departments to design and construct a ‘bridge’ installation between their respective stands. We had a little over a month to develop and manufacture the design so timescales were tight and we had several key criteria to consider – the bridge was to support a model train running between the two stands (in reference to the Holmestrand Mountain Station project), it needed to be light and easily demountable enough for us to carry from London to Copenhagen, build in an afternoon, break down in an hour and then return back to London (for later re-assembly in our home office). We also wanted it to form an interactive part of the conference rather than merely being a static display piece.
We approached the project the same way we would any other – pulling together a team with relevant expertise, brainstorming ideas, analysing and developing them. For the interactive element, we realised that business cards made an ideal impromptu craft material and were one of the few things we could rely on most of the attendees to be bringing with them. The decision was thus made to allow people at the conference to leave their business card, folded into a specific 3D form, as part of the bridge’s cladding. Continue reading “Ramboll Leadership Conference 2017 Bridge”
Harri Lewis and Stephen Melville of the Ramboll Computational Design team presented their paper ‘ TRADA Pavilion – Searching for Innovation and Elegance in Complex Forms Supported by Physical and Software Prototyping’ (authors Harri Lewis, Stephen Melville and John Harding) at the the Prototyping Architecture conference at the Building Centre, London. An e-book of the conference papers can be downloaded here
The creators of Trada’s pavilion structure for Expo 2012 will be speaking about the inspiration, design and modelling of the freeform planar mesh plywood shell on 25th/26th September.
Stephen Melville of Ramboll’s Computational Design team has been invited to speak at the Den Kloke Tegning (The Smart Drawing) in Oslo on 25th October 2012. Details are here: http://www.denkloketegning.no/
John Harding of the RCD team together with Sam Joyce, Paul Shepherd and Chris Williams of the University of Bath has been selected to present a paper on Thinking Topologically at Early Stage Parametric Design at the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference in Paris, September 27-30.