Craftquest

Winter School 2018

- Digital Crafts: Timber Grid shell

This was 6th workshop in the series of Digital Crafts. These workshops focused on computational design, structural integration, material explorations, digital fabrication and craftsmanship for the construction/assemblies of the designed structure.

During three weeks intensive workshop, this year students worked with Timber to design a game pavilion for people of Ahmedabad. This is a proposed project on Usmanpura Park, Sabarmati Riverfront Ahmedabad. The workshop was conducted in three stages. First, to decode existing timber grid shell structures of various span. Both by literature study as well as by making scale models.

Joinery details were made at Scale 1:1 or Scale 1:10 based on the actual size of members in particular projects. Second, acquiring soft skills. Learning Rhinoceros 5.0 and Grasshopper. Third, designing a pavilion using the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous stages. A Scale 1:5 model was made in timber as proof of concept.