Form finding workshop with Christine Otto

For the workshop opening, we were given the amazing opportunity to visit Sagrada Familia, with special access to the delevopment, design and fabrication of the project.  We had a lecture by one of the designers,  went up to the construction site, and had an explanation of Gaudi´s sketches and hanging models made for the project. It was very important seeing this, since we understood right away how form finding and working with a model would be self explanatory in means of forces and physics, something that with intense usage of digital resources today is less experimented.

During the week we held different exercises, we experimented with compression, tension, light tensile structures, among other techniques. The most important part of it was as mentioned previously, to realize that its not until you experiment with a model that you clearly understand the action and reaction of the object of design, that we should go back and forth between digital media and model making to achieve a successful and well solved project.

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