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Overview[minti_divider style="3" icon="" margin="20px 0px 20px 0px"]

The workshop Digital Design and Production in Architecture, organized by INDEXLAB - Politecnico di Milano, has the objective to offer a new vision on architecture and its manufacturing methodologies.
As 20th Century’s architecture focused on mass production and serial repetition of its components, today’s one will be strongly characterized by varied and unique elements, industrially produced through advanced CNC fabrication machines. At the same time, the rise of novel programming platforms for design make it possible to generate processes and algorithms that allow the control of form and technological aspects from the first conceptual stages of the design till the construction phase. This makes possible to integrate aesthetics and functionality, structural resistance and energy performance within one coherent design process.
In the process of definition such “design to production” workflow, both fabrication and material limits and potentials play a key role in generating competitive logical construction systems. Robots and CNC machinery contribute to the redefinition of design methodologies and construction processes, transferring most of manufacturing from the building site to industrial production, where advanced components, integrating structure and envelope, can be designed and fabricated into complex solutions with high aesthetic and functional value.
The workshop aims at bringing together visionary companies, advanced designers and innovation-oriented students to envision new synergies between academic research, architectural practice and industrial production.

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From Tuesday July 3rd To Friday July 13th , 2018

Digital Design and Production in Architecture

The course will focus on digital and robotic fabrication methodologies, with the final aim of designing and fabricating full-scale mock-ups and installations, integrating innovative materials and efficient “design to production” parametric routines. The course aims at providing the participants with relevant skills to design complex geometries - through algorithmic modeling - and define innovative digital production methods for architecture and the construction industry.

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OBJECTIVES

[minti_list][minti_listitem icon="fa-check"]Understand the potential of digital fabrication technologies and robotics for architectural construction[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-check"]Learn advanced geometric optimization concepts and their interrelation with specific manufacturing techniques and robotic end-effectors[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-check"]Acquire hands-on experience with the operation of robotic arms for fabrication of custom architectural components[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-check"]Understand a complete Design to Production workflow for the realization of a full-scale pavilion manufactured with digital and robotic fabrication technologies[/minti_listitem] [/minti_list]

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DIGITAL DESIGN TOOLS

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DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES

[minti_list][minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Industrial Robots[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Milling, contouring[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Robotic 3D printing[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Pick and place[/minti_listitem][minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Hot-wire cutting[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Thermoforming[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Resin Transfer Molding[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Sensing and actuation[/minti_listitem] [minti_listitem icon="fa-cog"]Motion sensing[/minti_listitem] [/minti_list]

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Technology[minti_divider style="3" icon="" margin="20px 0px 20px 0px"]

Politecnico di Milano houses cutting-edge technology for the fabrication of physical prototypes, including CNC milling, water-jet, laser cutting, 3D printing facilities and industrial robots. At Indexlab we offer tools to perform complex manipulations and innovative manufacturing processes on natural materials, metals, polymers, cement-based materials, composites.

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Robotic 3D printing

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Milling, contouring

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Hot-wire cutting

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Deburring

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Pick and place

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Thermoforming

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Sensing and actuation

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Motion sensing

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Faculty[minti_divider style="3" icon="" margin="20px 0px 20px 0px"]

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Indexlab workshop tutors are world-renowned leading experts in the field of digital construction, computational design and robotic fabrication. 

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Venue[minti_divider style="3" icon="" margin="20px 0px 20px 0px"]

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Politecnico di Milano is one of the most technologically advanced universities in the world.

Research is conducted within all faculties, and cross-disciplinary study is key to its methodology.

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The town of Lecco is surrounded by mountains of extraordinary beauty

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The Polimi Lecco Campus is easily accessible.

It enjoys the strategic location of Milan in the European network of air, road and railway connections.

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VENUE ADDRESS

INDEXLAB - Politecnico di Milano, Polo territoriale di Lecco. Via Gaetano Previati 1/c, 23900 Lecco

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