conference

Theme

eCAADe 2018
36th Annual Conference
17th - 21st September 2018

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture
and Environmental Engineering
Lodz, Poland

When we consider the aims of research activities, design efforts and mastering towards ideal solutions in the area of digital technologies in the built environment, such as CAD, CAM, CAE, BIM, FM, GIS, VR, AR and others, we may realise the actual reason for that is to make life better, healthier, prettier, happier, more sustainable and smarter. The usefulness of undertaken studies might be tested and proved by the noticeable shared approach of putting humans and their environments in a central position: man and the environment, nature and design, art and technology...

Natural disasters and climate change, crime and terrorism, disabilities and society ageing - architects, designers and scientists active in the built environment domain are not able to eliminate all the risk, dangers and problems of contemporary world. On the other hand, they have social and moral responsibilities to address human needs and take up this multifaceted challenge. It involves a co-operation and, moreover, an interdisciplinary and user-oriented approach.

The complexity of raised problems should not discourage us, on the contrary, it should stimulate activities towards living up to human dreams of a better and sustainable tomorrow.

This calls for a revision of methods and tools applied in research, teaching and practice. Where are we? What are the milestones and roadmaps at the end of the second decade of the 21st century?

Do we really take the most of the abundance of accumulated knowledge? Or we skip to explore another undiscovered domains?

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Speakers

Krzysztof Ingarden

Krzysztof Ingarden


Born 1957, educated in Poland and Japan (MA degree in 1982, doctorate in 1987, habilitation in 2014), started his career in Tokyo (1984-5) and New York (1986) where he worked in the office of Arata Isozaki and J.S. Polschek & Partners respectively. Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, AFM Krakow University. The president of Ingarden & Ewý Architects.


Architect. Graduated Faculty of Architecture, Krakow Polytechnics in 1982, doctorate in 1987, habilitation in 2014. Between 1983-1985 doctorate internship in the School of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan; between 1984-5 worked in the office of Arata Isozaki, Tokyo; 1987 - in J.S. Polschek & Partners, New York.
Co-founder and President of Board of JET Atelier office (1991) and Ingarden & Ewy Architects (since 1998).

In the years 2003-2014 associate professor, since July 2014 professor at A.F.M. Krakow University, teaches architectural design at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts (deputy dean in the years 2003-2011; dean since 10-2017). In the years 2010 – 2013 visiting external examiner at the Faculty of Architecture, Dundee University, Dundee, UK.
Since 2002 - General Honorary Consul of Japan in Krakow, since 2015 member of Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In the year 2009 received the prestigious Honorary Award of Polish Architects Association. Winner of architectural awards in Poland and abroad. For the design of the Polish Pavilion at EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan, was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit, in the year 2015 awarded Gloria Artis Medal for the Europe Far East Gallery in Krakow.

Author of numerous projects, among other: ICE Krakow Congress Centre (2014),The Małopolska Garden of Arts (2012), Wyspianski 2000 Pavilion in Krakow (2007), Polish Pavilion EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan, (2005), Japanese Language School by Manggha Museum, Krakow (2004), Pontifical University Library in Krakow (with J.Ewy), Polish Embassy in Tokyo (2001).

Curator of exhibitions: “Localized Modernism. Contemporary Chinese Architecture”, Krakow 2017; “Poland” – UIA Congress 2011, Tokyo, Japan; “Polish Architects for Japan” – Polish Architects Association, Warsaw 2011; “Arata Isozaki – Sketches and Drawings” – Manggha Museum, Krakow, 2009; “3-2-1 New Architecture in Japan and Poland”, Krakow 2004.

Philippe Block

Philippe Block


Dr. Philippe Block, Professor at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, studied architecture and structural engineering at the VUB in Belgium and at MIT in USA. The Block Research Group focuses on equilibrium design methods and computational form finding and fabrication of curved surface structures. Prof. Block is also the director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication.

Harlen Miller

Harlen Miller


Harlen Miller is an Associate Designer and practicing Architect at UNStudio’s Amsterdam office. He is the Lead Coordinator of UNStudio’s Computational Knowledge Platform which develops digital strategies and customized tools for rationalizing complex geometry and building systems through computational, parametric and BIM modeling workflows. Harlen joined UNS in 2012 after moving from Los Angeles where his design background was cultivated in film, narrative arts, and high-concept futurist thinking.

Antje Kunze

Antje Kunze


Antje Kunze is a Solution Manager for BIM and Smart Cities at Esri Germany. She is focusing on what is needed to build smart, livable, and resilient communities and how innovative technology supports collaborative planning and decision making across scales and disciplines.
Previously she was a co-founder and CEO of the ETH-Spin-off CloudCities, an online platform for publishing interactive 3D city models, and a researcher at the Chair of Information Architecture at ETH Zurich.
Besides her degree in architecture Antje has a background in computer science with a strong focus on urban modeling and simulation, participatory planning and information visualization.

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Dates

Deadline for extended abstracts
(Submission extended till 02.02.2018 0900hrs AM CET)
(Submission is now closed)
1st February 2018
Acceptance of papers 1st April 2018
Submission of full papers 1st June 2018
eCAADe workshops
Call for Workshops announced!
17th - 18th September 2018
eCAADe PhD workshop
For further details see PhD Workshop
18th September 2018
eCAADe conference 19th - 21st September 2018

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Programme

eCAADe workshops 17th - 18th September 2018
eCAADe PhD workshop 18th September 2018
eCAADe conference 19th - 21st September 2018
optional programme: post tour 22nd September 2018

For more detailed - but still general - programme, please click the button below

Monday
17.09.2018
Tuesday
18.09.2018
Wednesday
19.09.2018 / DAY-01
Thursday
20.09.2018 / DAY-02
Friday
17.09.2018 / DAY-03
08.45-16.30 Registration 08.45-16.30 Registration 08.30-16.30 Registration 08.30-16.30 Registration 08.45-09.00 Registration
09.00-13.00 Workshops 09.00-13.00 Workshops 09.00-09.30 Official Opening 09.00-10.00 Keynote Lecture 3 09.00-10.00 Keynote Lecture 4
09.30-10.30 Keynote Lecture 1 10.00-10.30 Coffee Break 10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break 10.30-13.00 Sessions 10.30-13.00 Sessions
12.00-15.30 PhD Workshops
(Jury:
eCAADe Council)
11.00-13.00 Session        
13.00-14.00 Lunchtime 13.00-14.00 Lunchtime 13.00-14.00 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-18.30 Workshops 14.00-18.30 Workshops 14.00-16.00 Sessions 14.00-16.00 Sessions 14.00-16.00 Sessions
15.30-19.00 eCAADe Council
Meeting
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break 16.00-16.30 Coffee Break 16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.30 Sessions 16.30-18.30 Sessions 16.30-17.30 Special Session:
Workshop Outcomes
17.30-18.30 Keynote Lecture 2 17.30-18.30 AGM + Prizes +
Announcements
    19.00- Welcome Reception 19.00- Gala Dinner 19.00- Off-shore Evening

CallforPapers

We invite academicians, researchers, professionals and students to address the multifaceted notions of using computing in architectural practice for developing a better tomorrow. Approaches discussing the theme from the perspective of computer aided design education; design processes and methods; design tool developments; and novel design applications, as well as real world experiments and case studies are welcomed.

The complexity of raised problems should not discourage us, on the contrary, it should stimulate activities towards living up to human dreams of better tomorrow.


Topics include, but are not limited to:


  • AI for design and built environment
  • Building Information Modelling
  • CAAD education
  • City modelling and GIS
  • Collaborative and participative design
  • Design concepts and strategies
  • Design tools development
  • Design and structure optimisation
  • Digital application in construction
  • Digital design for sustainable buildings
  • Digital fabrication and robotics
  • Generative design
  • Human-computer interaction in design
  • Information technologies in cultural heritage
  • Internet of things for built environments
  • Material studies
  • Parametric modelling
  • Shape, form and geometry
  • Simulation, prediction and evaluation
  • Smart and responsive design
  • Smart cities
  • Spatial reasoning and ontologies
  • VR, AR and visualisation

CallforWorkshops

The eCAADe 2018 Organizing Committee would like to invite researchers, professionals, designers and industry practitioners to propose and organize interesting workshops to build up an intense participation and an insight discussion with small groups of eCAADe participants.

Workshop chairs have an opportunity to share their original research and practical development experiences on specific new challenges and emerging issues of architectural and design computing in a broad sense. Workshops should offer participants possibilities of theoretical and hands¬-on experiences on defined research/practice topics. Therefore we are particular encouraging workshop proposals beyond pure software tutorials. We also encourage workshops that could generate an outcome which would be presented in a session on the last day of the conference.

The workshops will be held on the 17th – 18th September 2018 at the Conference Venue.

*In order to lead or participate in eCAADe Workshop one has to be registered to the Conference and pay the fee. Registration types that allowed aforementioned: Early-Normal, Normal, Early-Reduced, Reduced.
Early-Student or Student registration does not allow to lead Workshops but allow to take part in it.*

Workshops participants registration

Choose the workshop from the list and hit the button to register!

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BIM-BPS / Data transfer from BIM to Building Performance Simulation
Half day workshop
Date: To be announced
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Danny Lobos
  • Universidad de las Americas (FacArchitecture)
In this workshop attendees will learn about the advantages of using and preparing BIM Models (Revit, Archicad, Bentley) and then import the models into BPS software (Ecotect, Vasari, GreenBuilding Studio, Radiance, DesignBuilder, TAS, etc) in a very interesting and exciting practical session.
  • Number of participants: min. 5, max. 10

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • 1. understanding of BIM-BPS basics concepts and strategies
    • 2. understanting how to prepare BIM model for BPS
    • 3. practical experience from BIM to Ecotect, Design Builder, Green Building Studio, - Insight 360 and basic simulation experience
    • 4. understanding results of simulations
    • 5. having a critical point of view about BIM BPS methods

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Basic BIM experience and general knowledge of Building Physics (light, temperature, energy demand, etc.).

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Own Laptop, preinstalled software (Revit, Design Builder, A360 free-account, Ecotect)

  • Detailed programme:
    • 00:00 Introduction to BIM-BPS basics
    • 00:30 Revit practice: preparing model to BPS
    • 01:00 Lecture BPS basics and desired outcomes of the simulation
    • 01:30 export process BIM to Ecotect and basic simulation practice
    • 02:30 export process BIM to Design Builder and basic simulation practice
    • 03:30 export process BIM to Green Building Studio and basic simulation practice
    • 04:00 export process BIM to Insight 360 and understanding charts
    • 04:30 analysis of results and final comments

  • Workshop Presenters
    Danny Lobos
    Mr. Lobos is a Chilean Architect. AIA member / Dr.-Ing degree from BAUHAUS University Weimar, BIM-BPS Researcher, he holds two Post Doctoral Research BIM BPS (Bauhaus and UBB/UC). He taught BIM and pluggins in CIB78 (ICCCBE 2014) and have been BIMTrainer for Autodesk in Germany and Belgium. He is BIM-Chile Consultancy founder / BIM in Government specialist. Currently:
    • - President of IBPSA Chile
    • - Assistant Professor at UDLA in Chile
    Past Editor-in-chief Journal “Revista de la Construcción” UC / BIM Forum Education Group Leader in Chile

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Non-manifold Topology / Non-manifold Topology for Architectural and Engineering modelling
Two days workshop
Date: 17th - 18th September 2018
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Wassim Jabi
  • Robert Aish
  • Cardiff University
  • UCL
Non-manifold topology (NMT) allows the user to construct light-weight conceptual spatial architectural models which define the overall enclosure and the internal cellular division within that enclosure. The objective of this workshop is to give participants hands-on opportunities with a new software library that we have been developing under a research grant from the Leverhulme Trust. On the first day, the concepts of non-manifold topology will be introduced, including non-regular modelling operations. On the second day, we will introduce two plug-ins, which have been interfaced to our NMT tools: a) building energy simulation using OpenStudio and EnergyPlus and b) structural analysis software.
  • Non-manifold topology (NMT) allows the user to construct light-weight conceptual spatial architectural models which define the overall enclosure and the internal cellular division within that enclosure. The objective of this workshop is to give participants hands-on opportunities to build spatial models using NMT and use these models for various tasks such as building energy simulation (using EnergyPlus) and structural analysis. The workshop will consist of formal instruction, practical exercises and opportunities for the participants to use NMT modelling with their own architectural projects and research. The non-manifold topology library, written in C++, will be available as a Dynamo plugin. Participants should be familiar with the basics of Dynamo visual programming. On the first day, the concepts of non-manifold topology will be introduced, including non-regular modelling operations. It is assumed that participants are already familiar with conventional solid modelling using manifold topology and regular Boolean operations. Some formal exercises will be presented to help the participants acquire the appropriate hands-on modelling skills before exploring their own projects, guided by the workshop tutors. On the second day, we will introduce connections from the NMT tools to building performance simulation using two plug-ins for a) energy analysis (using OpenStudio/EnergyPlus) and b) for structural analysis. We will illustrate how the NMT approach yields lightweight and conceptually clear models that are highly compatible with the input requirements of building simulation software. The formal instruction on the second day will address the special modelling constraints required by these two plug-ins. The workshop will allow time for the participants to build and test different non-manifold models, guided by the workshop tutors. This workshop is part of the Non-Manifold Research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust (Research Project Grant Number RPG2106-16) at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. The building performance analysis tools introduced at the workshop have been developed in collaboration with our industrial partners: The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and BuroHappold Engineering. For more information, please visit http://non-manifold.net or contact Dr. Wassim Jabi (jabiw@cardiff.ac.uk)

  • Number of participants: min. 6, max. 12

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Parametric Dynamo definitions, Non-manifold 3D models and building performance analysis visuals.

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Basic knowledge of Dynamo, Knowledge and interest in building performance simulation including energy analysis (OpenStudio/EnergyPlus) and/or structural analysis (Autodesk Robot).

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Modern Windows 10 64bit PC Laptop with Dynamo installed. 3 GB available storage space for software installation.

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 9:00 - 10:00 Welcome and software installation
    • 10:00 - 12:00 Introduction to Non-manifold Topology
    • 12:00 – 13:00 Hands-on initial experimentation with NMT
    • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 – 18:30 Build and analyse a simple office building (energy and structure)
    • Day 2
    • 9:00 – 10:00 Discussions regarding own project
    • 10:00 – 13:00 Individual development of project using NMT tools
    • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 – 15:00 Analysis using OpenStudio/EnergyPlus and/or Autodesk Robot
    • 15:00 – 18:30 Presentation of results

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Wassim Jabi
      Wassim Jabi is Reader of Computational Methods in Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. His current research into non-manifold topology, parametric design, building performance simulation, and robotic fabrication in architecture is supported by the Leverhulme Trust and EPSRC. Dr. Jabi has written extensively on architectural computation including the recent book "Parametric Design for Architecture", published by Laurence King Publishing. He is a former president of ACADIA and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC). He studied architecture at the American University of Beirut and his M.Arch. and Ph.D. are from the University of Michigan.
    • Robert Aish
      Robert Aish is Visiting Professor of Design Computation at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where his research into the use of non-manifold topology to represent architectural space is supported by the Leverhulme Trust. Previously he was Director of Research at Bentley where he led the development of GenerativeComponents and Director of Software Development at Autodesk where he led the development of DesignScript. He is also a cofounder of the SmartGeometry group. He studied Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art and has a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Essex.

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Co-Design in HYVE-3D / Representational Ecosystem, Design Conversations and Knowledge Construction Activities
Two days workshop
Date: 17th - 18th September 2018
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Tomás Dorta
  • Hadas Sopher
  • Emmanuel Beaudry-Marchand
  • Hybridlab, University of Montreal
  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Hybridlab, University of Montreal
The aim of this workshop is to introduce the participants to the co-design approach using a Social VR system. The Hyve-3D affords simultaneous multi-user co-design (local and remote) using 3D sketches and imported 3D textured geometries, photogrammetry models and point-clouds. Participants will be trained to use the suitable representational ecosystem, the verbal protocols specific for co-design and to knowledge construction activities (KCA).
  • The goal of this workshop is to initiate participants coming from different backgrounds to the approach of co-design in a multidisciplinary and collaborative context. The idea is to prepare the participants to actively support co-design activities through the appropriate Representational Ecosystem (Dorta et al. 2016; Dorta et al. 2014) including traditional tools as physical models and freehand sketches combined to digital hybrid immersive techniques via Hyve-3D (Hybrid Virtual Environment 3D). The workshop will utilize the "Knowledge Construction Activities" (KCAs) model to assess the representation's effectiveness for early ideation processes (Sopher et al., 2017). During the workshop, all the participants of the given project will use the Design Conversations technique (Dorta et al. 2011): the verbal protocols of this particular kind of collaborative design. This will allow them to gain awareness of the emergence of collective creative ideas, therefore learning the co-creative steps underlying better performance of the co-design process. Participants will engage collaboratively to propose creative and innovative solutions. These ad-hoc projects will be realized in immersion, locally and remotely, through interconnected Hyve-3D systems (internationally). The participants will experience the way design decisions emerge and evolve upon and throughout different representations, while able to methodically construct and analyse outcoming situated design flows. The workshop's final outcomes will be available for presentation with the goal to further discuss during the conference. Hyve-3D is a multiuser Social VR system allowing 3D sketch creation and high interactive fidelity with 3D models inside a hybrid immersive virtual environment (Dorta, et al. 2016; 2015; 2014). The innovative visualization technique uses a non-intrusive anamorphic image projected on a spherical concave screen. This open fabric screen permits enough space in order to accept many people at once ensuring the needed communication among users. In addition, the 3D cursor technology of Hyve-3D facilitates local and remote collaboration. Using a handheld tablet, users interact with the virtual environment by moving the device and using well-known multi-touch gestures. Every user has a dedicated 3D cursor, enabling for an intuitive navigation of the virtual environment via the 3D track pad. Users will be able to go back and forth from the vectors (.dxf) of their 3D sketches to the CAD software of their choice, detailing their projects and importing them back into Hyve-3D (wavefront .obj textures files) for further co-design work.

  • Number of participants: min. 4, max. 15

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Several interactive VR projects co-designed directly in immersion (life-sized and real time) by the participants (locally and remotely-internationaly), including 3D sketches, 3D models and photogrammetric models of the context of the projects (a location in Lodz to be decided).

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    No particular skills or experience in design are essential as the proposed activity aims to foster the potential of a more open ideation process shared collaboratively by different multidisciplinary stakeholders engaged in actual projects using a representational ecosystem.

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Participants are encouraged to bring their personal laptops with any 3D modeller software of choice pre-installed, which can export .obj files (including the material file .mtl) and import .dxf files.

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 9:00 - 13:00
      1. Co-design rationale sessions in groups (up to 4 groups of 2-3 participants) learning about the representational ecosystem with traditional tools, the design conversations and the KCA assessment model.
    • 14:00 - 18:30
      2. Hyve-3D: Introduction and training sessions. Co-design in immersion.
    • Day 2
    • 9:00 – 13:00
      1. Hyve-3D: International remote co-design.
      2.Refinement of concepts in CAD/photogrammetric models and export/import into Hyve-3D for iterative co-design cycles.
    • 14:00 – 18:30
      3. Interconnection with Montreal collaborators/jury for final revisions and open-access presentations.

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Tomás Dorta
      Tomás Dorta has a background as a practitioner architect and designer. His research interests include the design process and co-design using new technologies and the development of new techniques and devices of design in the virtual realm. He obtained his Ph.D. (2001), studying the impact of virtual reality as a visualization tool into the design process. His research has been extensively funded by Canadian's federal and provincial research grant institutes and published and presented in several international scientific conferences as well as scientific journals. As a design educator, Tomás Dorta joined the School of Design of University of Montreal in 2003 where he is now full professor. Tomás Dorta is the director of the Design research laboratory Hybridlab.
    • Hadas Sopher
      Hadas is a PhD candidate at the faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Israel, under the supervision of Yehuda E. Kalay. Hadas's research proposes a framework to assess the impact of traditional and immersive learning environments on design processes of the architectural Studio. Hadas won the Guthweirth fellowship (2016) and the Jacobs fellowship (2017). The research is kindly supported by the European Research Council grant (FP7 ADG 340753).
    • Emmanuel Beaudry-Marchand
      Emmanuel is currently a master’s student in the Design and Complexity program at the University of Montreal and is working under the direction of Tomás Dorta at Hybridlab. Emmanuel’s research focuses on immersive virtual environments and the perception of architectural scenes transposed using accessible digital technologies for a contextualized ideation. Coming from a background in graphic design, his projects are driven by a deep interest for the implications of novel forms of mediatic documentation.

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MUAS / New Methods for Urban Analysis and Simulation with Grasshopper
One day workshop
Date: To be announced
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Reinhard König
  • Martin Beilik
  • Katja Knecht
  • Abdulmalik Abdulmawla
  • Ekaterina Fuchkina
  • Bauhaus University, Weimar
  • Bauhaus University, Weimar
  • ETH Zurich
  • Bauhaus University, Weimar
  • Bauhaus University, Weimar
During this one-day-workshop you are introduced to methods for the synthesis of urban morphology, you learn how to analyze street networks effectively, and we show you how to compare the generated designs systematically. For this purpose we use Grasshopper for Rhino3D with the plugin DecodingSpaces-Toolbox, and a new Design-Space-Exploration tool. The methods are demonstrated by realistic case studies in an existing urban environments.
  • In this workshop, you will learn how to generate urban fabric variants, perform quantitative analysis on it, as well as optimize the generated variants and expore the cooresponding solution space. For this purpose you will be introduced to various components from the DeCodingSpaces Toolbox for Rhino/GH. You will learn how to analyse Street Networks effectively to compute real life phenomena such as the distribution of functions in a city or the movement patterns of citizens. Moreover, you will be introduced to the various methods for the synthesis of urban morphology (street networks, plots, and buildings) and how they connect to the analysis methods. Finally, you will also be introduced to design space exploration tool for beeing able to compare the generated solution systematically. The presented DeCodingSpaces-Toolbox for Grasshopper is a collection of analytical and generative components for algorithmic architectural and urban planning. The toolbox is free software released by the Computational Planning Group (CPlan). It integrates established urban analysis methods, extends them with new features and introduces new methods for the analysis and synthesis of urban morphology. In the first part of the workshop, you will learn to use the street network analysis components and how the computed quantities relate to real life phenomena such as the distribution of functions in a city or the movement patterns of citizens. In the second part, we will implement a dynamic urban simulation in Grasshopper. For this purpose, we will use the results from the network analysis and compute local attractivity values for different urban functions like the population or workplaces, which interact with each other based on the corresponding distances. In the third part, we will demonstrate functions of the DeCodingSpaces-Toolbox for the synthesis of urban morphology (street networks, plots, and buildings), which is directly connected to the analysis and the simulation parts. In the last part, we use a Design-Space-Exploration tool (DSE) that presents the generated solutions in various ways.

  • Number of participants: min. 12, max. 20

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • 1. Learning about spatial analysis methods.
    • 2. Understanding the synthesis of urban morphology (street networks, plots, and buildings) that is directly connected with the urban analysis and simulation.
    • 3. Direct feedback from professionals on the DeCodingSpaces-Toolbox, for further realistic developments.

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Basic Rhino/Grasshopper

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Laptop windows 64bit up to date Rhino v5 64bit or later.Grasshopper, R CRAN

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 1. Intro to spatial analysis methods
    • 2. Intro to DeCodingSpaces library
    • 3. Exercise 1: Street network Analysis
    • 4. Break
    • 5. Exercise 2: Urban Simulation and scripting
    • 6. Exercise 3: Optimization and Design-Space-Exploration
    • 7. Discussion

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Reinhard König
      Reinhard is Professor for Computational Architecture at Bauhaus-University Weimar and a Principal Scientist at the Smart and Resilient Cities competence unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna. In addition, he acts as Co-PI in the Big Data Informed Urban Design and Governance group at the Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore ETH Centre. After studying architecture and urban planning in Munich and Kaiserslautern Reinhard König completed his PhD thesis in 2009 at the University of Karlsruhe. From 2007 - 2012 Reinhard worked as a research assistant and appointed Interim Professor of the Chair for Computer Science in Architecture at Bauhaus-University Weimar. From 2013 - 2016 Reinhard König worked as senior researcher at the Chair of Information Architecture, ETH Zurich. In 2014 Reinhard was guest professor at the Technical University Munich.
    • Martin Beilik
      Martin is a research assistant at the Chair of Computer Science in Architecture at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany and co-founder of the DecodingSpaces GbR. He graduated in architecture and urban planning in 2011 at the Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology. Since 2012, he worked at the Bauhaus University Weimar. His main research interest is computational analysis and simulation of urban systems and application of these methods in planning process. As associate investigator at Emerging Cities Lab in Addis Ababa, he positions his research in context of rapid urbanization.
    • Katja Knecht
      Katja is a researcher in Cognitive Design Computing with the Big Data-Informed Urban Design project at Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre. With a background in media, architecture, and computing, her research interests are interdisciplinary in nature and include interaction and user experience design, cognitive and design computing, as well as artificial intelligence techniques. In the past, her work has ranged from the development of generative and media based tools to support architectural and urban design processes to the creation of wearable devices and tangible user interfaces for mediated spatial experiences.
    • Abdulmalik Abdulmawla
      Abdulmalik is a lecturer and research assistant at the Chair of Computer Science in Architecture at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany. He graduated in architecture and urban planning in 2013 at Dessau International Architecture Graduate School (DIA), Germany. Since 2016, he has been working at the Bauhaus University Weimar. His main research interest is computational analysis and simulation of urban systems with focus on the patterns of mircoeconomic aspects of the local urban settings of the city. He is also the Project Coordinator of Discovering Cities project in Amman Jordan.
    • Ekaterina Fuchkina
      Ekaterina is a lecturer and research assistant at the Chair of Computer Science in Architecture at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany. She graduated in Computer Science and Media in 2017 at Bauhaus-University Weimar. Her main research interest is design and developing of computational analysis approaches in architecture with focus on spatial analysis and design space exploration systems.

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Urban Environmental Optimization / Optimization of Lodz Built Environment towards Climate Change Adaptation
Two days workshop
Date: 17th - 18th September 2018
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Emanuele Naboni
  • Adrian Krężlik
  • The Royal Danish Academy
  • Parametric Support
Modern cities has to respond to the rapidly changing climate and new patterns of living of the society faster than ever before. Lodz appeared on a European map very rapid, it grew from a village to almost a million inhabitants agglomeration in less than 100 years and today it is once again undergoing major urban changes. During the workshop we will try to find the answer to a question how the city should be adapted as a function of climate change and with specific to human centric design. By means of computational tools, global cimatic data and human related physiological data will be factored as so as to create space and buildings that are fine tuned to restore a the integration of Lodz with the ecosystem at large enanching the quality of relations with the built environment and humans.
  • Number of participants: min. 12, max. 18

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • A preliminary study on the actions (urban renewal) that should be taken to enhance the quality of built environment on the center of City of Lodz.

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Grasshopper Basics, Understanding of Optimization, Ladybug and Honeybee Basics

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Laptop with software installed (the list of software will be presented to participants later)

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 1. Introduction to Indoor and Outdoor Comfort Problems for Retrofitting City Centers
    • 2. Introduction to Mulit-domain Optimization Problems
    • 3. Defining and Choosing Optimization Examples, Simulation of Selected City Examples and Definition of Design Strategies
    • Day 2
    • 1. Preliminary Optimization based on Indoor and Outdoor Comfort Enhancement
    • 2. Defining a Strategy for Selected Zones/Examples in the City Center
    • 3. Presentation of the results to the local Architects, Urban Planners and City Council

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Emanuele Naboni
      Dr. Emanuele Naboni (BArch, MArch, MPhil, PhD in Building Science, LEED AP, Licensed Architect) is, since 2010, Associate Professor at The Institute of Technology of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, School of Architecture. He teaches and researches in the field of Architectural Technology and Environmental Sustainable Design and he is visiting professor at EPFL in Lausanne.
    • Adrian Krężlik
      Adrian Krezlik (M.Arch.) graduated from Technical University of Lodz, he runs a company that develop software for optimization and automation processes in the field of architecture and design. Adrian has been working on large scale projects in China, USA and Saudi Arabia. He teaches at Weisensse Kunsthochschule in Berlin and School of Form in Poznan.

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Beyond Genetic Algorithms / Understanding Simulation-based Optimization
Two days workshop
Date: 17th - 18th September 2018
Location: To be announced
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  • Thomas Wortmann
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
The workshop introduces single- and multi-objective, simulation-based (i.e., black-box) optimization algorithms in terms of their optimization strategies and performance. Using Grasshopper, we will experiment on example problems, as well as problems from your design and research practices (“Bring-Your-Own-Optimization-Problem”), with metaheuristic, direct search, and model-based methods. Together, we will gather benchmark results for these problems.
  • The increasing prevalence of parametric design and performance simulations in computational design and research practices increases the relevance of simulation-based optimization. Simulation-based optimization not only offers a potential for automating the search for high-performing design candidates, but also a potential for better understanding design spaces, and thus design problems, in terms of quantitative performance. But a sometimes-unreflective reliance on genetic algorithms to the exclusion of other, potentially more efficient and insightful, optimization methods has limited these potentials. This workshop introduces single- and multi-objective, simulation-based (i.e., black-box) optimization algorithms in Grasshopper in terms of their optimization strategies and performance, including but not limited to the Galapagos GA. The workshop introduces optimization algorithms from three major categories: metaheuristics, direct search, and model-based methods. Metaheuristics include popular populational stochastic algorithms such as genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimization, direct search tends to be iterative and more deterministic. Model-based methods utilize (surrogate) models of a problem’s underlying fitness landscape, which they continuously update during the optimization process. In other words, model-based methods harness machine-learning related methods to hasten optimization processes. Using Grasshopper, Participants can experiment with algorithms from these categories on example problems, as well as problems from their own design and research practices (“Bring-Your-Own-Optimization-Problem”). The workshop provides methods and tools for comparing the performance of optimization algorithms on these problems. The workshop aims to gather examples of simulation-based optimization problems from architectural design and research, as well as benchmark results of different algorithms on these problems. In addition, the workshop introduces a novel, performance-informed design tool in Grasshopper that not only allows model-based optimization, but also interactively visualizes an (approximation of) the fitness landscape, which allows insights into problem characteristics, real-time feedback, and interactive, performance-informed design space exploration.

  • Number of participants: min. 5, max. 10

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Example Optimization Problems and Benchmark Results

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Intermediate Grasshopper Skills

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Laptop with Rhino and Grasshopper for Windows (ideally with simulation-plug ins such as Diva, Honeybee, Karamba, etc.)

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 9:00 -13:00:
      Introduction to Black-Box Optimization
      Setting-up of Optimization Problems
    • 14:00 – 18:30:
      Introduction to Benchmarking
      Benchmarking of Optimization Problems
    • Day 2
    • 9:00 -13:00:
      Introduction to Performance-Informed Design
      Continued Benchmarking of Optimization Problems
    • 14:00 – 18:30:
      Analysis of Benchmark Results

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Thomas Wortmann
      Thomas Wortmann is a PhD candidate and studio instructor in SUTD’s Architecture and Sustainable Design pillar and a researcher at the Advanced Architecture Laboratory. Currently, he is preparing the defense of his PhD thesis, entitled “Efficient, Visual, and Interactive Architectural Design Optimization with Model-based Methods.” In 2013, he graduated from MIT with a Master of Science in Design and Computation, after having worked for several years as a project architect for the Dutch architectural practice of NOX/Lars Spuybroek, known for its pioneering use of digital design tools. Thomas has published several conference and journal papers and one book chapter on Architectural Design Optimization, and conducted related workshops at AAG 2016, CAADRIA 2017 and IASS 2017.

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DataViz / Data Visualization for Architects
One day workshop
Date: To be announced
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Adam Tamas Kovacs
  • Istvan Csusz
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • DrPrezi Experts
Learn about data driven design approach and how a BIM data visualization project looks like. Participants will get to know tools and methods to work with data, that is relevant in the design process. To show how can they make better decisions during a Building Information Modeling design workflow.
  • Mission statement: Learn about data driven design approach and how a BIM data visualization project looks like. The goal is to show the participants tools and methods to work with data that is relevant in the design process. To show how can they make better decisions during a BIM (Building Information Modeling) design workflow. If someone asks why the building located at that exact position or why is its form like it is, they can answer based on data they researched, while they can visualize it in order to let others understand these reasons better. We are going to export data to spreadsheets from a BIM software. Then we are going to introduce the theory of data visualization and why it is crucial for architects as well. The participants will get enough information to create manual data structures which through they can understand the possibilities. After this we focus on collecting additional data with surveys and from web-based databases. We explain what is cleaning data and why it is important to deal with the given data structure before we use it. As the last step we visualize these with an online tool. What we won’t do: We do not go into deep software details We do not go into parametric form finding Participants will learn how to: Collect data Clean data Understand the meaning of data Visualize data Make data visualization with a BIM software Export data from a BIM software Use online data visualization tools

  • Number of participants: min. 8, max. 20

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Data visualization: images and interactive web diagramms of BIM data

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Know a BIM software such as ARCHICAD or Revit on a basic level.

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Laptop

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 9:00-10:45 BIM software export
    • 11:00-13:00 Infographics and data visualization rules
    • Lunch break
    • 14:00-15:15 Working with data
    • 15:30-16:45 Visualization
    • 17:00-18:30 Wrapping up, conclusions

  • Workshop Presenters

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Form-Adapt / Using Adaptable Form-work for Fabricating Double-Curved Surfaces
Two days workshop
Date: 17th - 18th September 2018
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Serdar Aşut
  • Jerzy Latka
  • Friso Gouwetor
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
  • Delft University of Technology
This workshop will introduce the use of FlexiMold, an adaptable formwork device, for fabricating custom double-curved surfaces. The participants will have the opportunity to experience the entire workflow from the design to the production of a spatial object which has a complex form. The object will be composed of separate faces each of which will be designed and fabricated by a participant.
  • We will provide the participants with a parametric model. They will work on this model to design a surface and to derive the information which is needed to fabricate this surface. Then, we will introduce the use of the FlexiMold and the materials to be used for the fabrication. The participants will fabricate their designs themselves by using the information derived from the parametric model. Eventually, we will assemble the surfaces and complete the object. This is a hands-on workshop which will end with a physical output. Therefore, it is only for people who like to get their hands dirty. The participants will work on computers during the first half of the first workshop day to design appropriate forms. In the second half of the first day, they will be introduced to the adaptable form-work system and learn how to use it to cast the material for fabricating their designs. In the second day, the participants will work together to fabricate their designs. We plan to exhibit the completed object during the conference.

  • Number of participants: min. 4, max. 10

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • A spatial object which consists of double curved surfaces to be exhibited during the conference.

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Basic knowledge in parametric modelling is useful. Also, basic knowledge in building things (such as how to use the tools) is needed.

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    A Windows laptop computer

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 09:00-13:00:
      Introduction to the Parametric Model
      Designing the Surfaces
    • 14:00-18:30:
      Introduction to the FlexiMold
      Understanding the Fabrication Data
      Introduction to the Materials and Crafting
    • Day 2
    • 09:00-18:30
      Fabricating the Surfaces
      Assembly

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Serdar Aşut
      Serdar Aşut is an architect with a PhD degree in Informatics from Istanbul Technical University. He is an educator and a researcher at TOI: The Chair of Design Informatics at TU Delft. His works focus on creative making with the support of digital tools and computational techniques.
    • Jerzy Łątka
      Jerzy Łątka (PhD) is an architect and researcher from the Faculty of Architecture Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland. He defended his PhD thesis entitled: “Paper in architecture. Research by design, engineering and prototyping” in December 2017 at TU Delft. Currently he deals with paper and other innovative materials and production technologies for contemporary architectural structures.
    • Friso Gouwetor
      Ir. Friso Gouwetor MSc(Arch) graduated at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture in 2012. He has been working as an independent designer and teaching part-time in the Design Informatics chair since 2014. His main focus is parametric computational design and automated production.

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CDHW - Lodz / Contextualized Digital Heritage Workshop - Lodz
Two days workshop
Date: 17th - 18th September 2018
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Danilo Di Mascio
  • Bartosz Walczak
  • University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Lodz University of Technology
One of the main points that characterizes built heritage compared to contemporary constructions is the strong connection with a specific physical and cultural context. For this reason, the main idea that underlies this workshop is linked with a contextualized practical exercise (Di Mascio et al 2016). This workshop continues the paths started by two successful workshops held during the previous eCAADe (Oulu, Finland) and CAADRIA conferences (Suzhou, China). The event will be split into two days.
  • Built heritage represents a precious material and cultural resource to be studied and preserved for present and future generations. However, despite its recognized importance, it is increasingly at risk from: conflicts, pollution, lack of maintenance and consequent abandonment. Advances in digital technologies open up alternative and new possibilities in the documentation, study, analysis, communication and dissemination of tangible and intangible features of built heritage. Lodz is a city with a rich industrial history, for this reason, the workshop will focus on its industrial heritage. The workshop will provide a variety of activities: on-site visits, demonstrations, plenary sessions, breakout discussions and practical exercises. Hence, the whole event will balance theoretical discussions and hands-on activities. This workshop aims to create a space to allow scholars to discuss, share and apply their skills and knowledge in a digital heritage experiment contextualized in Lodz. An industrial heritage site in Lodz will be selected as a case study. Participants will be asked to test and speculate on the main point: how (and which) digital technologies can support the documentation, analysis and dissemination (in particular for touristic purposes) of information of the selected industrial heritage site that has strong historical and cultural values. It is planned to involve the latest tools and technologies during the workshop. During the first day, the selected heritage site will be presented with the support of a member of the local organizing committee. An archaeological researcher will also be invited to provide further information about the rich history of the place. After the presentations, there will be an on-site visit to have a direct experience of the historical site and collect information (such as notes, sketches, pictures, videos) useful for the practical exercises. During the afternoon and the morning of the day after, there will be demonstrations of digital technologies, on-site and in the workshop venue. The demonstrations will be accompanied by short practical exercises that will engage the participants. During the second day, participants will work in groups to elaborate their speculations using their specific knowledge and approaches. During the rest of the day, participants will present their ideas and receive feedback and questions from other scholars. A final discussion led by the workshop organizers will attempt to synthesize the key points touched during the event and to identify themes and issues for future research and collaboration, and to develop concrete actions to progress future work in this area (e.g. developing networks, future workshops). The outcomes will be presented on the last day of the conference..

  • Number of participants: min. 5, max. 20

  • Envisioned outcome:

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Everyone (students included) whose research or study area is focused on Digital Heritage is welcome to participate.

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    A laptop to support the practical exercise with specific software installed. We will provide further information later on.

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 09:00-09:30: Welcome by organizer(s) & introductions
    • 09:30-10:30: Description of the workshop’s organization and presentations of the case study
    • 10:30-11:00: Coffee break
    • 11:00-12:30: On-site visit
    • 12:30-14:00: Workshop Lunch
    • 14:00-15:30: On-site visit (demonstration of a digital technology)
    • 15:30-16:00: Coffee break
    • 16:00-17:00: Practical exercises with a digital tool
    • 19:00: Workshop dinner/ drinks
    • Day 2
    • 09:00-10:30: Demonstration of a digital technology/tool and brainstorming session
    • 10:30-11:00: Coffee break
    • 11:00-12:30: Workshop
    • 12:30-14:00: Workshop lunch
    • 14:00-15:30: Workshop
    • 15:30-16:00: Coffee break
    • 16:00-16:45: Round table discussions about the presentations
    • 16:45-17:30: Final discussions, future plans and closing remarks
    • 19:00: Workshop dinner/ drinks

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Danilo Di Mascio
      Architect and PhD, is currently a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. He has undertaken research projects on digital technologies (laser scanner, CAAD, 3d modelers, BIM, game engines and semantic web technologies), applied in the comprehension, analysis and documentation of tangible and intangible characteristics of cultural heritage, in five different countries: Belgium, England, Italy, Scotland and United States. The researches include a wide variety of buildings from vernacular architecture to masterpieces of architecture such as the Glasgow School of Art designed by C.R. Mackintosh and the Chicago Stock Exchange designed by Louis Sullivan. He participated, as author and speaker at various international conferences in Europe (EAEA and eCAADe), Middle and Far East. During the CAADRIA Conference hold at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2010), he received the Young CAADRIA Award for his research.
    • Bartosz Walczak
      Professor at the Unit for the History of Architecture, Heritage Conservation and Urban Regeneration at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Lodz University of Technology. Former Lodz Municipal Heritage Conservator and Deputy Conservator for the Province of Lodz. Lecturer at the postgraduate studies in „Regeneration of Cities and Post-industrial structures” and “Protection of Historical Building Structures” at the Lodz University of Technology, and "Cultural Heritage Protection” at the Warsaw University of Technology. Graduate from the Lodz University of Technology (Lodz), the Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture (London) and the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). Author and co-author of several projects of post-industrial re-use and urban regeneration. Author of more than 60 papers and books published in Poland and abroad, including the book on company towns in European textile industry awarded by Europa Nostra in 2013. Member of TICCIH (The International Committee on Conservation of Industrial Heritage) and the Lodz Scientific Society. Major research interests: Lodz industrial heritage, industrial heritage and identity, workers housing in textile industry, re-use of industrial buildings, industrial heritage conservation methods.

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Morphological Variation through Evolutionary Applications / Applications and Analyses of Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms
Two days workshop
Date: 17th - 18th September 2018
Location: To be announced
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  • Mohammed Makki
  • Milad Showkatbakhsh
  • Architectural Association
  • Architectural Association
The aim of the workshop is to introduce participants to the application of evolutionary principles in design through the implementation of multi objective evolutionary algorithms, with a predominant focus on the efficient and comprehensive analysis of the empirical data outputted by the algorithm’s application. The workshop will primarily utilise the grasshopper add-ons ‘Octopus’ and ‘Wallacei’ to run and analyse the evolutionary simulations.
  • Evolutionary Algorithms have been used extensively in recent years to mimic the principles of evolutionary science to solve common real-world problems through search and optimization procedures of single or multiple objectives. Ranging from the fields of economics to politics and music to architecture, evolutionary algorithms have proven to be an efficient problem-solving technique to find multiple trade-off solutions for problems that possess multiple ‘fitness criteria’ (objectives) that are in conflict with one another. In the domain of architecture and design, design problems are often attributed with multiple conflicting objectives, thus requiring the designer to utilise a user preference-based approach and make a subjective decision on which objectives are deemed to be more important than the others. However, when it is required that all objectives hold equal weight in driving the design problem, one must adopt an objective approach that aims to optimise for the different design drivers equally, thus providing the user with a population of solutions that differ in morphology and performance as opposed to a single design solution. Through adopting this approach, the user is freed from having to make preference-based decisions at every stage of the design process; however, setting up the design experiment requires a great deal of attention and care to ensure the appropriate parameters are utilised to drive the experiment towards solutions that efficiently address the design problem and objectives. Generating a population of solutions poses a serious question that is at times either overlooked or taken too lightly. How does one select an option (or group of options) from this population of solutions that have been generated? More importantly, where do we begin to analyse hundreds (if not thousands) of design solutions? The workshop seeks to address this problem through utilising an analytic approach that aims to untangle and dissect the plethora of empirical data outputted by the evolutionary simulation, opening the ‘black box’ of the evolutionary algorithm by means of a detailed analysis of each solution and its parameters, thus assisting the user with making a highly informed decision for the solutions to be selected at the end of the simulation. Participants in the workshop will be guided through the foundations of evolutionary thought and its application in computation as well as architecture. Through the design of a tower, participants will be given the freedom to set the design problem, objectives and parameters for the application of a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm (Octopus) and its detailed analysis (Wallacei). Participants will also be given the opportunity to present their findings and gain feedback on their approach to better understand the process and the efficient application of evolutionary algorithms and the analysis of its results in design.

  • Number of participants: min. 5, max. 14

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Participants to the workshop will gain knowledge on the theoretical background of the biological principles of evolution as well as its implementation in computation and design. Participants will gain expertise in developing design problems that are geared towards the application of multi objective evolutionary algorithms as well as the efficient translation of these problems within grasshopper 3D; equipping the user with a comprehensive understanding on the advantages and disadvantages of different algorithmic setups when running multi objective evolutionary algorithms.

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    The workshop is open to anyone interested in the subject matter. However, participants are expected to hold an Intermediate level of knowledge in Rhino and Grasshopper3d. Basic Knowledge in algorithmic thinking is also required.

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Rhino 3D (https://www.rhino3d.com/)
    Grasshopper 3D (http://www.grasshopper3d.com/)
    Octopus (http://www.food4rhino.com/app/octopus)
    Wallacei (https://www.wallacei.com/)

  • Detailed programme:
    • Day 1
    • 09:00 – 09:30: Workshop and Tutors Introduction
    • 09:30 – 11:30: Introduction to Evolutionary Thinking
    • 11:30 – 12:00: Building the Pseudo Code (Tutorial)
    • 12:00 – 13:00: Building the Algorithm (Tutorial)
    • 13:00 – 14:00: Lunch
    • 13:00 – 15:00: Debugging, Analysing, Modifying, Presenting (Tutorial)
    • 15:00 – 16:00: Building Pseudo Code (Participants)
    • 16:00 – 18:30: Build the Algorithm and Run the Simulation (Participants)
    • Day 2
    • 09:00 – 11:00: Analyse results, Debug, Rebuild Algorithm
    • 11:00 – 12:00: Rerun Simulation
    • 12:00 – 13:00: Analyse Results (Individual desk sessions)
    • 13:00 – 14:00: Lunch
    • 14:00 – 16:00: Presentation preparation (renders, layouts, etc…)
    • 16:00 – 17:30: Presentation of generated solutions and analyses
    • 16:00-16:45: Round table discussions about the presentations
    • 17:30 – 18:30: Workshop Conclusions and Final thoughts.

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Mohammed Makki
      Mohammed Makki graduated (with Honours) from the Emergent Technologies and Design (Emtech) graduate program at the Architectural Association in 2010 and is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Architectural Association researching under the directorship of Dr. Michael Weinstock. He is also the Co-founder of MSSM Associates – an award winning internationally progressive interdisciplinary design office with branches located in Cyprus, Indonesia, Kuwait and Lebanon. As well as providing a number architectural and computational workshops, Mohammed has taught (and continues to teach) at numerous programs and institutions including the Architectural Association Visiting School, Emergent Technologies and Deign and Kuwait University. Alongside publishing and presenting his work across a multitude of peer reviewed journals and conferences; Mohammed is the Co-author of ‘Wallacei’, an analytic engine that aims to highlight the significance of gaining a detailed and comprehensive understanding of empirical data outputted through the application of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms in design. Mohammed’s current research examines the growth and environmental/ social adaptation of urban tissues across different environmental conditions through the application of an algorithmic biological model of evolutionary development. Working closely with the most progressive computational tools, he has extensively researched the biological principles of evolutionary development, especially in the field of genetics, and firmly believes that their application in urban systems is essential for a more sustainable and adaptive future.
    • Milad Showkatbakhsh
      Milad is a self-motivated and contributing designer and researcher. He holds BSc. In Architectural Engineering from Shahid Beheshti university, school of architecture in Tehran, Iran, and Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York, U.S.A. where he graduated with Sidney Katz award for design excellence in 2015. On January 2017 Milad joined Architectural Association school of architecture to pursue a practice led studio-based Ph.D. AD with Dr. Michael Weinstock. He is interested in computational and algorithmic strategies in architectural design process. He was involved in many computational research projects which culminated as research papers, posters and fabricated pavilions in Tehran and New York since 2008. He has been actively involved in teaching new techniques and computational strategies in Pratt institute where he was a graduate teaching assistant for advance computational courses and design studios. In the industry, He has been working in since 2008 and collaborated with several different offices in Tehran, New York, Washington, Shanghai. From 2015 to 2017 he moved to Shanghai, China to work as a project lead for contemporary architecture practice (CAP): Ali Rahim and Hina Jamelle where he worked and led several different architectural projects across the range of scales.

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Smart Communities / Unleashing the Potential of Data for Smart Communities
One day workshop
Date: To be announced
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Antje Kunze
  • Michael Marz
  • Edyta Wyka
  • Esri
  • Esri
  • Esri Poland
Are you excited about data, mapping and analytics and want to learn new skills? Then you'll love our hands-on workshop on how to collect and blend open and premium data with the cities' everyday planning and management tasks, analyze urban environments, and deliver the results in stunning 2D and 3D web mapping apps.
  • Smart communities are about connecting people to technology to achieve better daily outcomes. Modern communities face constant challenges. Whether it's congested roadways, homelessness, lack of jobs, underperforming schools, crime, or otherwise, the opportunity for improvement is everywhere. Smart communities find the results they seek more often through civic engagement, data-driven decision-making, and collaboration. Geographic information system (GIS) technology supports these efforts by uniting data sources, analyzing information at scale, and providing intelligence with context to help anticipate outcomes. In this hands-on workshop we will evaluate new techniques to gather data from Open and Premium Data sources, bring them in context with cities' everyday planning and management tasks. You will learn how to analyze urban environments and how to visualize the results effectively in stunning 2D and 3D web mapping apps.

  • Number of participants: min. 3, max. 15

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Will be announced soon

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    Excited about data, mapping and analytics and interested to learn new skills.

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Laptop with current web browser (e.g. Chrome)

  • Detailed programme:
    • Will be announced soon

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Antje Kunze
      Antje Kunze is a Solution Manager for BIM and Smart Cities at Esri Germany. She is focusing on what is needed to build smart, livable, and resilient communities and how innovative technology supports collaborative planning and decision making across scales and disciplines. Previously she was a co-founder and CEO of the ETH-Spin-off CloudCities, an online platform for publishing interactive 3D city models, and a researcher at the Chair of Information Architecture at ETH Zurich. Besides her degree in architecture Antje has a background in computer science with a strong focus on urban modeling and simulation, participatory planning and information visualization.
    • Michael Marz
      Michael Marz is a sales engineer at Esri Germany. Previously, he was a scientific staff member at the University of Halle and conducted research in the thematic field of efficient crop production with focus on fertilization and self-learning algorithms.
    • Edyta Wyka
      Edyta Wyka is a Manager of Education Department at Esri Polska, graduate of Warsaw University of Technology (Spatial Planning). She cooperates with academic institutions supporting educational and research projects with GIS. She leads ArcGIS workshops for students, academic teachers and promotes WebGIS in secondary schools.

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AI & Generative Design / Application of Artificial Intelligence in Architectural Generative Design
One & half day workshop
Date: 17th - 18th September 2018
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Morteza Rahbar
  • ETH Zurich
In this workshop, we will focus on artificial intelligence models and how they are used in the field of generative design. We will talk about different models and we will run one of the main streams of AI in python. The participants will learn how to generate synthetic data similar to real data.
  • In this workshop we will focus on artificial intelligence models and how they are used in the field of generative design. Some of the influential researches will be discussed and particularly GANs will be discussed in detail. GAN stands for generative adversarial networks and it has been introduced by Ian Goodfellow in 2014. Since then other researchers have worked on GANs ad they have introduced new branches on GAN which are used in generative design. In this workshop we will work on GAN codes and the participant will learn how to use GAN for architectural generative design. The algorithm of GAN will be descried in detail and it will be coded in Python. Basically GANs are used to generate synthesized data. The models in the GANs are trained on an available dataset. In this workshop we will work on architectural plans and we will see how we could train a GAN model based on available architectural plans and finally predict the probability of space allocation on a new architectural boundary. On another experience we will work on another GAN model which the user draws the basic outline of the architectural plan and the GAN model generates the most probable plan..

  • Number of participants: min. 5, max. 20

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Synthesized generated architectural heat map plans

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    None

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Laptop, Python installed, Tensorflow installed on Python

  • Detailed programme:
    • On the first 4.5 hour we will discuss the models in artificial intelligence and specifically the most recent developments. Specifically, we will focus on deep learning models that relate to architectural generative design. In this session we will also focus on the architecture of deep learning algorithms and how they work.
      On the second 4.5 hour we will discuss GANs and on our first experience we will work on training a model based on our architectural plans dataset. Definitely the training takes a long time so I will prepare a pre trained model for the workshop but I will teach how to train the model and the participants could do this at their own free time. On this workshop we will experience how the GAN model could generate a heap map representing the probability of space allocation on a given boundary.
      On the third 4.5 hour we will experience interactive GAN model which could help the users design their desired plan boundary and the model generates the most possible plan.

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Morteza Rahbar
      PhD visiting student at CAAD, ITA, ETH Zurich PhD candidate at Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

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R & G Intro / Introduction to parametric design with Rhino and Grasshopper
Half day workshop
Date: To be announced
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Ákos Karóczkai
  • GRAPHISOFT SE
Learn the basics of parametric design in Rhino and Grasshopper with a glimpse into connecting parametric codes with ARCHICAD on this half-day workshop!
  • The goal of the training is to showcase the basics of visual programming through a set of examples and show the participants where and how can they continue learning. Participants do not need any previous knowledge on visual programming, Rhino or Grasshopper since the workshop covers these topics from the basics.

  • Number of participants: min. 10, max. 20

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Basic understanding of parametric design

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    None

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Laptop and following software installed:
    Rhinoceros 5
    - Rhino for Mac Latest version: https://www.rhino3d.com/download
    - Windows: https://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino/5/latest
    Grasshopper
    - Mac: Grasshopper is included in Rhino for Mac Latest version
    - Windows: https://www.rhino3d.com/download/grasshopper/1.0/wip
    ARCHICAD 21 (build 5021)
    - http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/
    - Update 5021: http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/archicad/updates/AC21/AC21-4022to5021-ReleaseNotes.html
    Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live connection (5011 build for AC21)
    - http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/addons/interoperability/rhino.html#live-connection-plugin

  • Detailed programme:
    • To be announced

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Ákos Karóczkai
      Ákos Karóczkai is a BIM Consultant and Parametric Design expert at GRAPHISOFT, the developer of ARCHICAD based in Budapest, Hungary. He graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics as an architect. Working at GRAPHISOFT for almost 4 years, first as Technical Support engineer, then as BIM Consultant he took part in the GRAPHISOFT - McNeel collaboration to connect the leading BIM software solution (ARCHICAD) with the leading Parametric Design solutions (Rhino and Grasshopper). As a Parametric Design expert and BIM Consultant, he is responsible trainings, creating demo materials and spreading new technologies on conferences and expos. His passion is to test new technologies and experiment with Rhino-Grasshopper connected to ARCHICAD.

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ARCHICAD Live Connection / Parametric BIM models in ARCHICAD with the Grasshopper
Half day workshop
Date: To be announced
Location: To be announced
REGISTER!
  • Ákos Karóczkai
  • GRAPHISOFT SE
Learn how to build parametric BIM models in ARCHICAD with the help of Rhino and Grasshopper on this half-day worshop!
  • The goal of the training is to showcase how you can create parametric BIM models in ARCHICAD, directly from Grasshopper through a set of practical examples. Participants need to have a basic understanding on the functionality of Rhino and Grasshopper. Additional knowledge on ARCHICAD is welcomed but not necessary.

  • Number of participants: min. 10, max. 20

  • Envisioned outcome:
    • Basic understanding of parametric BIM model creation

  • Prerequisite skills and knowledge of participants:
    None

  • Required Infrastructure of the participants:
    Laptop and following software installed:
    Rhinoceros 5
    - Rhino for Mac Latest version: https://www.rhino3d.com/download
    - Windows: https://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino/5/latest
    Grasshopper
    - Mac: Grasshopper is included in Rhino for Mac Latest version
    - Windows: https://www.rhino3d.com/download/grasshopper/1.0/wip
    ARCHICAD 21 (build 5021)
    - http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/
    - Update 5021: http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/archicad/updates/AC21/AC21-4022to5021-ReleaseNotes.html
    Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live connection (5011 build for AC21)
    - http://www.graphisoft.com/downloads/addons/interoperability/rhino.html#live-connection-plugin

  • Detailed programme:
    • To be announced

  • Workshop Presenters
    • Ákos Karóczkai
      Ákos Karóczkai is a BIM Consultant and Parametric Design expert at GRAPHISOFT, the developer of ARCHICAD based in Budapest, Hungary. He graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics as an architect. Working at GRAPHISOFT for almost 4 years, first as Technical Support engineer, then as BIM Consultant he took part in the GRAPHISOFT - McNeel collaboration to connect the leading BIM software solution (ARCHICAD) with the leading Parametric Design solutions (Rhino and Grasshopper). As a Parametric Design expert and BIM Consultant, he is responsible trainings, creating demo materials and spreading new technologies on conferences and expos. His passion is to test new technologies and experiment with Rhino-Grasshopper connected to ARCHICAD.

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Autodesk Workshop - Topic & Content will be shared soon!
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Timeline

Deadline for workshop proposals 12th April 2018
Notification of acceptance 17th April 2018
Workshops participants registration 18th April - 1st June 2018
eCAADe workshops 17th - 18thSeptember 2018

For any further inquiries concerning workshops please send an email directly to: ecaade2018@info.p.lodz.pl and type WORKSHOPS in the message title.

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PhD

The eCAADe Grant for young researchers

We invite young researchers studying in Europe who have not yet received the eCAADe grant, never presented at an eCAADe conference and will not present at eCAADe 2018 in Lodz, Poland to submit their approved PHD proposal and a motivation statement (together 1000 to 1500 words). The PhD has to be in the wide field of computational technologies in research and education for architecture and related profession. You will attend a pre-conference PHD workshop where you will present your work and discuss with experienced colleagues.

The Workshop is most valuable for PhD students in the earlier stages of the work and NOT mainly intended to be a presentation of an already finished PhD. The Workshop 2018 will be held at the eCAADe conference in Lodz on Tuesday 18th September 2018. The grant consists of a subsidy of €400 to cover your travel expenses and of a special students registration to attend the conference afterwards.

Note that “local students” that are resident or studying in Lodz will receive no travel subsidy.

Register for PhD Workshop!

Timeline

Call for Phd workshop open 9th April 2018
Application deadline 15th May 2018
Notification of acceptance 14th June 2018
eCAADe PhD workshop 18th September 2018

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Registration Fees

Online registration to the 36th Annual eCAADe Conference will be open from 1st April 2018 to 15th August 2018.

After 15th of August only on site registration will be possible.

Early Registration will be applicable before 1st June 2018, after this date Normal Registration fee will apply.

Conferences attendees will decide whether they would like hardcopy proceedings as well as the electronic one.

Below registration fees cover either the electronic copy of the proceedings or both the electronic and the hardcopy proceedings- please make your selection at the registration page; all conference lunches, coffee breaks, Conference Reception, and Dinner are included in the Early and Normal registration fee.

  Registration fees with only electronic copy of the Proceedings Registration fees with electronic copy and hardcopy of the Proceedings
Early-Normal € 300.00 € 330.00
Normal € 380.00 € 410.00
Early Reduced* € 220.00 € 250.00
Reduced* € 300.00 € 330.00
Early Students** € 170.00 € 200.00
Students** € 210.00 € 240.00
On site € 400.00 € 430.00

(*) The reduced fee applies to participants currently employed or enrolled at institutions of the following countries based on the GDP: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.

(**) This fee applies to undergraduate students (BSc, MSc and similar) only (not PhD students). Registrants must provide a copy of their student ID card when registering. Please note that student registration excludes entry to the conference reception and conference dinner.

Cancellation Policy

Registration is binding. Notifications, amendments and cancellations must be made in writing to the eCAADe2018 Organising Committee via e-mail: ecaade2018@info.p.lodz.pl

The fee for any amendments is €15 per registration. Should there be any mistakes in the given registration details, the fee for correction will be €15.

Cancellations will be accepted until 15th August 2018 with a refund of all paid fees, less an administration charge of €80.
After 15th August 2018 no refunds will be given.

Force Majeure, health related issues

Should there occur an insuperable obstacle related to a registered person’s health, the registration fee will be refunded in full, less an administration charge of €80. Cancellation must be made in writing to the eCAADe2018 Organising Committee via e-mail: ecaade2018@info.p.lodz.pl. An official and original medical certificate must be presented within two weeks of the cancellation notification. We recommend all-inclusive travel insurance.

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Committees

Conference Chair

Prof. Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak


Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Marek Lefik - Dean of the Faculty

Prof. Marek Pabich - Head of the Institute

Organising Committee

Prof. Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak

Sebastian Białkowski

Mateusz Pankiewicz

Supporting Team

Prof. Bartosz Walczak

Michał Jarzyna

Tomasz Kroc

Anna Mastalerz

Antonio Nevešćanin

SherifAbdelmohsenAmerican University in CairoEgypt
HenriAchtenCzech Technical University in PragueCzech Republic
AsteriosAgkathidisUniversity of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
RitaAguiarINESC-ID/Instituto Superior TécnicoPortugal
AleksanderAsanowiczBialystok University of TechnologyPoland
PhilAyresCITA / KADKDenmark
GünterBarczikErfurt School of ArchitectureGermany
RobertBarelkowskiWest Pomeranian University of TechnologyPoland
JoséBeirãoUniversity of LisbonPortugal
AnandBhattABA-NETIndia
NimishBiloriaUniversity of Technology SydneyAustralia
StefanBoeykensKU LeuvenBelgium
JohannesBraumannUfG Linz, Robots in ArchitectureAustria
DanelleBriscoeUniversity of Texas at AustinUnited States
AndreBrownUniversity of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
PeterBušETH ZürichSwitzerland
GulenCagdasIstanbul Technical UniversityTurkey
TimoCarlUniversity of KasselGermany
TomoCerovsekUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia
Teng-WenChangNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyTaiwan
SeungyeonChooKyungpook Naitonal UniversitySouth Korea
AngelosChronisInstitute of Advanced Architecture of CataloniaSpain
BirgulColakogluIstanbul Technical UniversityTurkey
JanCudzikGdansk University of TechnologyPoland
SubhajitDasGeorgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States
Baukede VriesEindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
DaniloDi MascioUniversity of HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom
WolfgangDokonalGraz University of TechnologyAustria
TheodorosDounasRobert Gordon UniversityUnited Kingdom
JoseDuartePenn State UniversityUnited States
AthanassiosEconomouGeorgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States
SaraEloyISCTE-IULPortugal
HalilErhanSimon Fraser UniversityCanada
AlessandraFabbriUNSW SydneyAustralia
AntonioFioravantiSapienza Università di RomaItaly
RobertFlanaganUniversity of Colorado DenverUnited States
PiaFrickerAalto UniversityFinland
TomohiroFukudaOsaka UniversityJapan
SilviaGargaroSapienza Università di RomaItaly
HaraldGatermannHS Bochum University of Applied SciencesGermany
JohnGeroUniversity of North Carolina, CharlotteUnited States
JanHalatschEsri Deutschland GmbHGermany
GillesHalinUniversité de Lorraine, UMR MapFrance
JeremyHamRMIT UniversityAustralia
AulikkiHerneojaUniversity of OuluFinland
Pablo CHerreraUniversidad Peruana de Cienciad AplicadasPeru
UrsHirschbergTU Graz Institute of Architecture and MediaAustria
TimIrelandKent School of ArchitectureUnited Kingdom
AdamJakimowiczBialystok University of TechnologyPoland
KrystynaJanuszkiewiczWest Pomeranian University of TechnologyPoland
IestynJowersThe Open UniversityUnited Kingdom
AnjaJutrazUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia
MatevzJuvancicUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia
AnettaKepczynska-WalczakLodz University of TechnologyPoland
JoachimKieferleHochschule RheinMainGermany
ArtoKiviniemiUniversity of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
ErikKjemsAalborg UniversityDenmark
RobertKlincUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia
MikeKnightUniversity of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
TubaKocaturkUniversity of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
VolkerKochKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
ReinhardKönigBauhaus-University WeimarGermany
OdysseasKontovourkisUniversity of CyprusCyprus
JoseKosFederal University of Santa CatarinaBrazil
ToniKotnikAalto UniversityFinland
MatthiasKulckeTechnische Universität HamburgGermany
AntjeKunzeEsri Deutschland GmbHGermany
HyunsooLeeYonsei UniversitySouth Korea
Ji-HyunLeeGSCT, KAISTSouth Korea
LaurentLescopUMR AAU - CRENAUFrance
AndrewLiKyoto Institute of TechnologyJapan
KatherineLiapiUniversity of PatrasGreece
ThorstenLomkerZayed University DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
WolfgangLorenzTU WienAustria
Carlos L.MarcosUniversidad de AlicanteSpain
EarlMarkUniversity of VirginiaUnited States
BobMartensTU WienAustria
TomMaverGlasgow School of ArtUnited Kingdom
BenachirMedjdoubNottingham Trent UniversutyUnited Kingdom
AnnaLisaMeyboomThe University of British ColumbiaCanada
EugenioMorelloPolitecnico di MilanoItaly
SinaMostafaviTU Delft & Dessau Institute of ArchitectureNetherlands
VolkerMuellerBentley SystemsUnited States
MichaelMullinsAalborg UniversityDenmark
DavidNewtonUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnUnited States
KaterinaNovakovaCzech Technical University in PragueCzech Republic
YeonjooOhHyundai Construction and Engineering, R&D DivisionSouth Korea
Konstantinos-AlketasOungrinisTechnical University of CreteGreece
BurakPakKU LeuvenBelgium
Hyoung-JuneParkUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaUnited States
PanagiotisPartheniosTechnical University of CreteGreece
Sule TasliPektasBaskent UniversityTurkey
GiuseppePellitteriUniversità di PalermoItaly
ChengzhiPengUniversity of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
BradyPetersUniversity of TorontoCanada
FrankPetzoldTU MunichGermany
Barbara E. A.PigaPolitecnico di MilanoItaly
UlrichPontTU WienAustria
Rabee M.ReffatAssiut UniversityEgypt
LuísRomãoUniversity of LisbonPortugal
PawełRubinowiczWest Pomeranian University of TechnologyPoland
Marc AurelSchnabelVictoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand
SvenSchneiderBauhaus-University WeimarGermany
MathewSchwartzNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyUnited States
DavideSimeoneSapienza Università di RomaItaly
DanielSiretGraduate School of Architecture of Nantes, UMR CNRS AAUFrance
Jose PedroSousaUniversity of PortoPortugal
MartijnStellingwerffTU DelftNetherlands
RudiStouffsNational University of SingaporeSingapore
MartinTamkeCITADenmark
HelgaTauscherNational University of SingaporeSingapore
OliverTessmannTU Darmstadt, Digital Design Unit (DDU)Germany
ChristianTonnFARO 3D Software GmbHGermany
ArmandoTrentoSapienza Università di RomaItaly
BigeTuncerSingapore University of Technology and DesignSingapore
ŽigaTurkUL-FGGSlovenia
Josvan LeeuwenThe Hague University of Applied SciencesNetherlands
SpelaVerovsekUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia
MariaVogiatzakiAristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece
BartoszWalczakTICCIH Poland, Lodz University of TechnologyPoland
JamesWalkerRoyal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of ArchitectureDenmark
NicholasWebbUniversity of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
RenateWeissenböckGraz University of TechnologyAustria
Liss C.WernerTechnische Universität BerlinGermany
JerzyWojtowiczWarsaw University of TechnologyPoland
GabrielWurzerTU WienAustria
AndrzejZarzyckiNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyUnited States
TadejaZupancicUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia

Partners &

Patrons

Honorary Patrons

Lodz University of Technology

TUL Rector

Professor Sławomir Wiak, Ph.D., D.Sc.

LodzLogoOfficial

President of Lodz

Hanna Zdanowska

Media Patrons

Gold Sponsors

More to be announced...

Host

The 36th eCAADe conference in 2018 will be hosted by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, Poland.

More info coming soon

Venue

Conference Venue coordinates:

51.746433, 19.455387

city of

Lodz

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Click image above ^ to see some great photos of Lodz!

Łódź (Lodz), the former textile industry empire, today is a city of modern technologies, creative enterprises and grand events. It is a metropolis where a landscape of industrial architecture mixes with silhouettes of office buildings, production halls, culture and sports buildings. A small settlement, that in 1423 was granted civic rights, was thriving at the beginning of the 19th century. Lodz became one of the Europe`s biggest and fastest growing textile industry centre. At that time, a new identity of the city - a promised land and a city of many cultures developed. In Lodz people of different nationalities and religions shared the same dream of a success. Despite the differences they were able to build the city together. Lodz gave world many great people such as composer and pianist Arthur Rubinstein and Alexandre Tansman, a star architect Daniel Libeskind and Jacob Bronowski, a famous mathematician and historian of science.

Highlights:

Manufaktura is an amazing showpiece of Lodz - it is the place with a rich history, which entered the 21st century with great impetus. This is an excellent example of the 19th century industrial architecture re-use with numerous shops, restaurants and an award-winning hotel.


EC1 One of important buildings of the New Centre of Lodz in terms of its architectural form is the EC1 Lodz Power Plant Complex. The power plant commenced generating and transferring power in 1907. It served as the main heat and power plant for the residents of Łódź until 2000. The revitalised and expanded EC1 East complex will now fulfil cultural, artistic and social functions.


The Museum of Art in Lodz is the second oldest permanent collection of Modern Art in the World. This is one of the most valuable exhibitions of this kind in Europe. The permanent exhibition is a “work in progress”, constantly subject to alterations, rearranged by invited curators and artists themselves.


The Film School in Lodz is famous for its professors and students including: Zbigniew Rybczynski (Oscar 1982), Roman Polanski (Oscar 2002; Palme d’Or 2002), Krzysztof Zanussi (Golden Lion 1984), Krzysztof Kieslowski (The European Film Award 1988; Golden Lion 1993), Andrzej Wajda (Oscar 2000; Palme d’Or 1981).


Central Museum of Textiles is one of the oldest cotton mills in Europe converted into a major industrial museum and the collection of textile art (Museum is the seat of the renown International Triennial of Textiles). Part of the complex is the Open-air Museum of the Lodz Wooden Architecture.

travel info &

Accomodation

Lodz Airport (LCJ)

Direct flights to/from:*

  • Athens
  • Dublin
  • East Midlands
  • London Stansted
  • Munich

(*) List of destinations valid from 29.10.2017 till 24.03.2018, flights to Munich start from 28.03.2018

Getting from LCJ to Conference Venue

The Lodz Airport is close to the city. Travel from Lodz Airport to Lodz city centre takes up to 20 minutes.

PUBLIC BUS
> Line 65A or 65B + 55 (20 min to city centre; 16 min to the venue) / Check the timetable
TAXI
> Costs ca. € 7,00

Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW)

Direct flights to/from:

Flight network

Travel from WAW to Lodz:

BUS

With modlinbus / OKbus - direct connection:
WAW >> Bus Station Lodz Kaliska
Travel duration - ca. 0200 hrs

TRAIN

Pick up your train directly at the airport!

With PKP - connection with one change.
Travel duration - 0140 hrs

Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI)

Travel from WMI to Lodz:

BUS

With modlinbus - direct connection.
Travel duration - ca. 0330 hrs

Lodz is situated in the centre of Poland, accessible with A1 and A2 motorways as well as S8 express way.
Exemplary distances / travel times (based on ViaMichelin):

  • Amsterdam - 1090 km / ca. 1100 hrs
  • Berlin - 470 km / ca. 0530 hrs
  • Budapest - 771 km / ca. 0900 hrs
  • Darmstadt - 968 km / ca. 1100 hrs
  • Praha - 494 km / ca. 0800 hrs
  • Vienna - 580 km / ca. 0700 hrs

The new Lodz Main Railway Station is opened!
Now it is possible to reach out to the every corner of the country - and abroad - from the heart of the city!
More info coming soon.

For an easy way to find up-to-date connections between cities - use this APP

Accomodation

There are many hotels in Lodz, however for your convenience we have prepared a list of those located in the proximity of the eCAADe 2018 Conference Venue. Some of them are within walking distance, while the others can be reached with convenient connections using public transport. You can check their location on our interactive map.

For eCAADe 2018 participants we have negotiated special rates in hotels located closest to the Conference Venue. In order to book the room, please contact hotel directly (via e-mail or phone) mentioning that you are participating in the eCAADe 2018 Conference organized at Lodz University of Technology. Please refer to the conference password 'eCAADe 2018' while booking. Hotels' preferred reservation methods in order to obtain a discounted rate are given below. Please note that the availability of rooms depends on the current level of occupancy of the hotel.

Click the button below to unveil the exclusive list.


No. Hotel Room type (price/night) Additional info Booking methods
Single [PLN] Double [PLN] Breakfast [PLN] Parking [PLN/night]
1. Ambasador Centrum 270 310 incl. 30 Rates are valid in days 17-21/09/2018, booking until 20/08/2018 by email - premium@hotelambasador.pl, centrum@hotelambasador.pl
2. Ambasador Premium 310 360 incl. 30
3. Boutique Hotel's III 169 239 incl. 25 Triple - 279 PLN; +48 512 201 090; pilsudskiego@hotels24.com.pl
4. Boutique Hostel 94 145 incl. incl. Triple - 199 PLN; +48 512 22 10 22; stefanowskiego@hotels24.com.pl
5. Cinema Hotel -10% -10% incl. 25 +48 880 222 100, +48 42 207 27 27; booking@cinemahotel.pl
6. DoubleTree by Hilton -10% -10% opt. 50 +48 42 208 80 00; lcjdl.res@hilton.com
7. Good Time Aparthotel 159 179 23 incl. +48 503 085 000; recepcja@good-time.com.pl
8. Good Time Residence 169 189
9. Loft Piotrkowska by Good Time 139 159
10. Holiday Inn
(standard room)
360 390 incl. 35 +48 42 208 20 10; reservations@hilodz.com
11. Holiday Inn
(executive room)
400 430
12. Hotel Focus 200 245 incl. 25 +48 42 637 12 00; lodz@focushotels.pl
13. Hotel Tobaco 180 220 incl. 30 Dedicated reservation system / recepcja@hoteltobaco.pl
14. Hotel Ibis 220 250 incl. 30 Booking until 30.06.2018; H3096-RE@accor.com
15. Novotel -15% -15% incl. 15 h7830@accor.com
16. Qubus Hotel 220 270 incl. incl. +48 42 275 5 100; lodz@qubushotel.com
17. 1st Dormitory of TUL - 183 - - anna.garnys@p.lodz.pl

social

Programme

To be announced...

Contact

For further information and scientific related questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat at ecaade2018@info.p.lodz.pl

Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Architecture
and Environmental Engineering


Aleja Politechniki 6
90-924 Lodz, Poland
Institute of Architecture
and Urban Planning


Aleja Politechniki 6a
90-924 Lodz, Poland
Department of Digital Technologies
in Architecture and Urban Planning


Aleja Politechniki 6a
90-924 Lodz, Poland
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