Intelligence Aggregation Architecture

March 18th - 19th, 09:30 - 04:00

Lyric Theatre, Facing the Stage

Instructors: Nora Fankhauser, Mohammed Saifiz

The advancements in computational design has allowed us to understand the complexity of global challenges, which was otherwise limited with traditional methods. Computational tools and processes accelerate the identification, analysis, and resolution of challenges. Tools like rule based aggregations, simulations and machine learning allow designers to analyze data, test spatial relations, generate design iterations and make informed decisions to create resilient, adaptive and human-centric urban environments that prioritise the well-being of the communities they serve.

For the purpose of the workshop, we identify sea level rise as the emerging challenge faced by the built environment. The 2-day online workshop will focus on developing a computational workflow that allows the participants to identify relevant parameters, generate and optimise architectural components and design human-centric spaces in response to the challenge of rising sea levels. Participants will in be introduced to computational thinking and machine learning concepts which will eventually be applied within rhino/grasshopper environment through hands-on exercises.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of how to use computational design tools to design resilient floating communities that are adaptable to changing environmental conditions. They will also have the skills and knowledge necessary to continue developing their design skills and exploring new technologies in the future. This workshop is an ideal opportunity for architects, urban designers, and design professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving field of computational design.

Workshop Schedule
Date: 18th - 19th March 2023
Duration: 7.5 hours /day
Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) London
Mode of Teaching: Online
Intake: 10 - 20

Mohammed Saifiz  Puthiyaveettil Abdul Hameed

Mohammed Saifiz Puthiyaveettil Abdul Hameed
Urban Designer at Broadway Malyan MArch Urban Design at Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Saifiz is an Urban Designer at Broadway Malyan with MArch in Urban Design from Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and MA in International Business Management from Middlesex University. With a background in Architecture, Saifiz has focused on developing computational skills to integrate creativity, analytics, and purpose to envision and prepare for future scenarios. He is also a co-founder of Codin.parametric and Intagg, where he is responsible for exploring and implementing new computational methods of design through parametric design techniques, which help to create sustainable and adaptive urban environments.

Nora  Fankhauser

Nora Fankhauser
Urban Computational Designer at Gensler MArch Urban Design at Bartlett school of Architecture, UCL

Nora is a driven Urban Computational Designer at Gensler firm in London. Having graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture with a passion for developing innovative, sustainable perspectives on future cities, she has a keen interest in using computational and data processing methods to tackle complex urban design problems.  Her strong visualisation skills and ability to process data help her bring new ideas to life, providing cutting-edge solutions to the challenges faced by modern cities. She is constantly seeking out new and innovative approaches to urban design and is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions for the future, which led her to co-found the platform INTAGG (for advanced computational research) and partnering up with CODIN.