Summer School 2016 – Digital Crafts : Customised Bricks 1.0 (Aarhus, Denmark)
Digital Crafts: Customised Bricks 1.0 (2016SS)
This course introduced the vision, tools and techniques of form making through computation and
robotic fabrication. Students learned basics of 3D modelling and scripting for complex geometry in
Rhinoceros + Grasshopper.
The first part of the workshop was to develop customised brick modules for mass production using
available tools and techniques. This approach (part to whole) generated new forms during
The second part of the workshop was to fabricate a vault structure developed by one of the
students. This approach (whole to parts) was looking at absolute customization. Each module in the
structure is customized. A scaled prototype (1:20) of negative frame was 3D printed (SLS) to
understand the varying angles within the blocks.
Custom-made grasshopper code was used for robotic operations.
Institute: School of Architecture
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Size: 6.0 x 3.0 x 3.0 meters
Project Cost: Rs.3,00,000
Material: EPS foam, Glue, Clay Bricks.
Instructors: Urvi Sheth and Niels Martin Larsesen.