Albania 2015


Dates:  03 July – 12 July

Location: POLIS University, Tirana, Albania




The combination of parametric tools with digital fabrication technology provides a powerful methodology for architecture.  Recent technological developments have left architects overwhelmed by the opportunities and choices available.  Regardless of how architecture is generated, the outcomes can be categorized in three primary systems: forming, joining and removing.  All digital fabrication processes produce architecture in one or more of these systems.  The topic of this workshop is to study one of the three systems – Forming.  For the purposes of this workshop forming will be defined as:  The parametric creation of a form-giving object that can be used to replicate multiple building components.  The fabricated part can be conceived as a mold, jig or template.

The objective of the workshop is to digitally design and fabricate masonry units.  The process will include: parametrically generating units, isolation and layout of units, fabrication and production of CNC G-code and final fabrication of a foam mold.  The mold will be cast with plaster or concrete, cured and assembled.

The fee for LTU or other US students: $500 (Includes optional following Romania workshop). A minimum nonrefundable deposit payment of $250 is due April 1, 2015 with the final balance due on May 31, 2015.  Payments can be made to Mary Johnson in the College of Architecture and Design, Dean’s Office A129.