2017 Turenscape Academy Workshop Review
LOCATION 地点：Beijing 北京，北京北大科技园土人设计
TYPES类型：Computational Design Workshop 运算化设计工作坊
TIME 时间：2017.2.10 – 2.16
The first installment of the Turenscape Academy Workshop Series, VARIABLE TERRITORIES, successfully ended on February 16th in Beijing. It was conceived by Tom Verebes, Turenscape Provost. The curriculum was prepared and taught by Chie Fuyuki, the founder and principal of Tuning Synesthesia, along with a number of great architects who served as guest lecturers. The regional scale orientation was an advanced data-driven design research program.
This one-week course came about thanks to the interdisciplinary cooperation between Turenscape (a leading company in landscape design and urban planning) and Tuning Synesthesia. Some of the workshop participants were student researchers, who graduated from top schools like UCL Bartlett and HKU. There were also postgraduates and undergraduates attending the program, while many attendees were from Turenscape and other design firms. After a full week of intensive and fruitful learning, most students were able to apply their newfound techniques and skills to accomplish their designs.
Taught by experts leading multidisciplinary groups of participants, the emphasis of the agenda and outcomes of this workshop will be on the integration of data driven design approaches for the collection, analysis, mapping of information, towards the design of environmental design prototypes. These prototypes anticipate variable performance across complex networks and fieldspaces, with emergent behavioral patterns of growth and change.
The anticipated outcomes of the workshop will target variations of the applied data driven systems towards the development of complex, adaptable, yet coherent design solutions. Participants will acquire advanced skills and strategies with which to confront the environmental challenges facing China and the world in this century of accelerated urbanization.
由土人学社教务长、英国皇家建筑学院（AA）教授、OCEAN Studio 设计总监、Workshop主持Tom Verebes开场。Verebes 教授深入介绍了土人设计成立土人学社的初衷，并分析了他们在过去的一年来与黄山西溪南开展的学术活动，其中不乏与哈佛GSD，南加州建筑学（Sci-arc）等顶尖建筑学院的合作。
Professor Verebes introduced the workshop by speaking about Turenscape Academy. He also shared their upcoming academic events, some of which are being arranged in cooperation with Harvard GSD and Sci-Arc.
Workshop leader Chie Fuyuki gave an introduction of the workshop curriculum, schedule, and goal.
Foundation of 3d modeling in rhino is taught by Lichao Qin.
In the first 3 days, students had a quick yet intensive review of both input/output skills in GH and design methodologies necessary for them to complete the ambitious design work of this workshop.
徐丰 / Feng Xu
Director, WAX, Beijing; Director, Laboratory for Computational Design
This lecture had two parts: the teaching experiences of LCD and digital fabrication studies. Mr. Xu demonstrated how his former students took context into account when realizing their designs in a way that responds to the exact surroundings of that design. Later, he showed a video of construction of the VULCAN installation, a Guinness-record breaking 3D print construction, which caught the attention of the students.
大桥谕 / Satoshi Ohashi
Director, Zaha Hadid Architects, Beijing
Mr. Ohashi’s speech was associated with projects completed by the Zaha Hadid Architects, who are known for using their parametric methods to tackle issues in different realms, such as construction complexity and the physical conditions of the interior. After this lecture, students had deeper understanding of world-renowned projects.
北京 reMIX studio合伙人，米兰理工大学建筑学士硕士 | 欧洲高等学院哲学博士
reMIX studio Cofounder / POLIMI MArch / Ph. D.
Dr. Ruberto gave a profound talk on computational design. To support his ideas, he demonstrated several theories and corresponding design works throughout different decades. In addition to these examples, he his philosophical thoughts on various matters, such as the relationship between nature and humanity. He ended his lecture by showcasing student works from Remix workshops.
主持及演讲嘉宾、土人学社教务长、英国皇家建筑学院（AA）教授、OCEAN Studio 设计总监
TA Workshop Series Director and Lecturer, Provost, Turenscape Academy; Director OCEAN CN Studio; Director AA Visiting School Shanghai
This lecture began with a chronological summary of AA DRL. As a vanguard school of computational design, AA’s research orientations frequently focus on the duties of exploring the future of the architectural field. In addition to his timeline of AA’s work, Mr. Verebes also shared the work of students from HKU, RMIT, and UPenn, as he used to be a critic for those respective schools.
Design Studio Student Project
The last four days were dedicated to a design studio where students made a group work on the existing problem found in the Beijing Olympic Park. The design studio was organized in a thorough process, including problem selection, conceptual diagram, input generated by contextual parameters, and final design result in both local and global scale with using prototypes. Overall, the process featured an open forum, where regular presentations and intensive communications between students and teachers were alternately arranged. Despite the limited time, students reached a wonderful result through their persistent endeavors.
Team E: 李唐-余晓玲-邢亚杰-陈黎明-刘春辉-何镠
Team B : 徐蜀晨-张万霖-杨艳梅
Team C : 罗捷思-杜凯汶-李梅子-朱誉凯-吴冬梅
Team A : 韩晓杰-王文迪-陈春婷-梁子佳-李梦荷
致谢助教团队：覃立超 ，覃泽昊 ，胡天宝， 葛风娇
Special thanks to teaching assistants Lichao Qin, Zehao Qin, Tianbao Hu, Fengjiao Ge