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    Welcome to our workshop with Gerry D´Anza as special guest and expert for
    Structures and Architecture: Parametric Engineering 2021. 

    Special guest Architect Gerry D'Anza, who

    • holds a degree in Architecture from Federico II  Naples, and did his PhD thesis on tensile form-finding methods and applications
    • is involved in research on membranes and tensile structures, implementing both software and working as a designer
    • does international projects and teaching
    • developed together with Prof. Bletzinger and J.Linhard, Rhino-Membrane a form-finding plugin for Rhinoceros, Forten platform and from 2014 ixCube 4-10  a platform for design, structural analysis and production of cable-membrane systems
    • developed a fully parametric workflow, by implementing the software into the Grasshopper environment

    For successful participation, you

    1. install the necessary software on your laptop and prepare for the course by tutorials. We will offer 3 timeslots to support these activities. The participation is on voluntary basis, but we recommend unexperienced users to use this offer. One of the timeslots is also used to provide the necessary licenses. During the workshop there is no time to install software and not much time to struggle with (super-) basic questions.
    2. follow the input lecture and workshop/teaching events (incl. preparatory home assignments) in order to earn 3cr pointsFull attendance is mandatory without excuse.
    3. submit an individual task within 1 week after the workshop in order to gain a total of 6cr points.
    Grading is based on the following scheme: pass/fail

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