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Kyle Miller to lecture and lead design workshop at UC-Denver

By ukcod
Nov 9, '12 9:03 AM EST

Assistant Professor of Architecture Kyle Miller will lecture at the University of Colorado - Denver's College of Architecture and Planning next Monday, November 12th. Miller's lecture will feature his most recent design research on contemporary ornamentation, non-cognitive architectural engagement, and applications of interactive technology within architecture.
This weekend, before the College lecture, Kyle Miller will lead an architectural design workshop for students in a digital fabrication course instructed by Clark Thenhaus. The two-day workshop will focus on developing an active skill set in architectural design that synthesizes vibrant color fields, irregular geometric tessellations, and physical cellular aggregations. With the assistance of Grasshopper, a graphical algorithm editor for Rhinoceros 3D, and relevant digital fabrication resources, this workshop will yield potent visual representations and three-dimensional constructs that test the viability of color, form, pattern, texture, and translucency as a comprehensive tool set for contemporary architectural investigations.

The discussions embedded in this workshop will focus on contemporary ornamentation, formal-spatial relationships, composition, performative architectural surfaces, parametric design, architectural alibis, and the overall visual experience of architecture. Most importantly, the students will have an opportunity to work both intuitively and systematically across multiple software platforms and with multiple design mediums to complete this intensive design task.

Additional information about these workshops and results of the events can be found here.