Computing Kirigami

-advanced computation,-computational design,-fabrication | - online workshop | -English


Required Skills: - Prior knowledge of any 3D modelling software like SketchUp, AutoCAD3D etc., - Base knowledge of grasshopper3d would be a plus but not a compulsion.

Required Software: - All participants must have installed trial versions of Rhino 7 (grasshopper is included).

Required Hardware: - Please check the system configuration before installing the software. - A mouse with minimum two buttons and a scrolling wheel. - Physical modelling tools.(150 - 180GSM Paper, Ruler/Scale, Detail Pen Cutter, Cutting Mat etc.,) - Access to a digital printer / plotter. (Black and white printer / plotter is fine).
Maximum number of participating students: 100

Workshop Description –
Over the last two years we have all been connected very well digitally, but have lost many a physical world connections. And, this is true for design as well. The workshop titled “Computing Kirigami” encourages you to change this by creating physical models using the most easily available material to all of us, that is PAPER and the Japanese technique of KIRIGAMI.

Kirigami is a variation of Origami in which a sheet of paper is cut and folded into a three-dimensional design. The design stands upright when the paper is open and folds when the paper is closed. Imagine being able to carry your design in a folded paper and open it to reveal your imagination! Like a Pop-Up book where the viewer is in for a surprise.

For the workshop, we will be using a combination of analog and digital tools. Digital tools such as McNeel’s Rhino 3D and David Rutten’s Grasshopper 3D to make the design and the 2D drawing of the model. Analog tools like construction/craft/folding paper, cutter/cutting blade, glue and other simple model making material to bring the design to reality.

Outcome –
By the end of the workshop, participants will have made different iterations of their Kirigami models. They will work in a constant feedback loop between the digital and physical by iterating the physical model regularly until the desired result is achieved. More than the final design, the workshop focuses on the process of making.

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timezone: (GMT +5:30) Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, New Delhi
Start timeEnd timeDescription
2022-06-27 - 19:002022-06-27 - 21:00- Designing the base surface in Rhino3D.
2022-06-28 - 19:002022-06-28 - 21:00- Converting the designed surface into a Kirigami Folding pattern using Grasshopper3D.
2022-06-29 - 19:002022-06-29 - 21:00- Checking the physically folded Kirigami form.
2022-06-30 - 19:002022-06-30 - 21:00- Pre-Final review.
2022-07-01 - 19:002022-07-01 - 21:00- Final Review.


Kedar Undale Kedar Undale is a Parametric Designer, Educator and Architect who uses Computation and Digital Fabrication to create spaces responsive to climate and contexts. He takes workshops and online classes on "Parametric Thinking" to make the discipline accessible to everyone. He has also used parametric tools to create sound visualizations and generative art. Kedar has a master’s degree in Advanced Architecture from IaaC, Spain and has taught over 500 students across the globe. He has taught at institutions such as - 1. Inter Access, Canada 2. PowrPlnt, New York 3. SWS at CEPT, Ahmedabad 4. SJB School of Architecture and Planning, Bangalore 4. KRVIA, Mumbai to mention a few.

All workshops will accept 100 applications MAX.