FLUX 2009, a series of workshops and lectures as well as a forthcoming publication and exhibition, will begin this Spring. FLUX investigates Architecture and Design’s evolving relationship with parametric design and digital fabrication. Designers are increasingly producing expertly controlled parametric models which have enabled a new integrated practice between a project’s form, fabrication, and performance. 

FLUX Lectures: Spring 2009
February 16: Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP, New York
February 23: Benjamin Ball of Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles
March 2: Meejin Yoon & Eric Howeler of Howler Yoon Architecture, Boston
March 26: Andrew Kudless of matsys, San Francisco
March 30: Fabio Gramazio & Matthias Kohler of Gramazio & Kohler, Zurich
April 13: Toyo Ito of Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, Tokyo

FLUX Workshops: March 28-29, 2009
CCA will be hosting a series of workshops in some of the most exciting and advanced digital design software. These workshops are open to both CCA students and faculty as well as outside students and professionals. The workshops are intensive 2-day sessions and will be lead by expert users. The following workshops are confirmed. Check back soon for registration details and updates on additional workshops. 

  • Digital Project by Gehry Technologies
  • Parametric Modeling with SolidThinking
  • Introduction to Grasshopper
  • Advanced Grasshopper Modeling
  • Introduction to Rhinoscript
  • Introduction to Rhino Modeling
  • Associative Modeling and Formula Driven Geometry using Revit Architecture

FLUX Exhibition: March 25 – April 18, 2009
This exhibition will document over 24 projects that have been influential in the development of the current digital design paradigm. Specifically, the exhibition focuses on projects that have been shaped by a parametric understanding of the design process whereby complexity emerges out of sophisticated control of a project’s geometry, fabrication, and performance. Students at CCA have been designing and fabricating a installation for the exhibition that will act as a display system for the exhibition’s various models and drawings.
Check back soon for exhibition updates.

FLUX Publication: Fall 2009
A publication will document the lectures, workshops, and exhibition and will be published later this year.