Generative Islamic Patterns

-computational design,-fabrication | - Hybrid workshop | -Arabic/English


Required Skills: being familiar with AutoCAD and 3Ds max

Required Software: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper

Required Hardware: at least, a computer with a Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM
Maximum number of participating students: 100

The students should learn how to make parametric Islamic patterns using grasshopper 3D and make a partition for a praying area at the Zagazig’s Architectural Engineering Department. The students will be familiar with making Islamic perforations in grasshopper, using mathematical and geometrical tools and attractor points. Additionally, the students will learn how to generate fabrication drawings, and nesting, if needed, using OpenNest.

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timezone: (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca
Start timeEnd timeDescription
2022-06-27 - 09:222022-07-02 - 09:23Workshop sessions
2022-07-03 - 09:232022-07-03 - 09:28Closing Ceremony


Hussein Essam Abuel-fadle Mohammed Hussein Hussein is an architect with over 14 years of experience in academia and professional practice, and a lecturer at the Architectural Engineering Department, Zagazig University, Egypt. He got his BSc and MSc degrees from Zagazig University, Egypt, in 2007 and 2012 accordingly and got a PhD in 2020 from Liverpool school of architecture (LSA), UK. He is interested in 3D visualisation, CAAD, building technology, transformable architecture, computational and parametric design, conceptual structural design and optimisation, digital fabrication, and BIM. He participated in many academic roles in Egypt and LSA and has published work in conferences such as eCAADe. Besides, he has excellent professional experience and worked as a part-time architect and CG artist for many architectural design firms

All workshops will accept 100 applications MAX.