Project Description

>> Level
Basic to Intermediary

>> Agenda
In an Indian context, the sun is the enemy and well as the best resource. We want bright and daylit spaces while avoiding the heat that comes with direct sunlight. This workshop introduces basic passive design strategies to work with the sun and understand the relationship of sunlight, comfort and energy. It introduces software tools that simulate solar behaviour with which can accurately illustrate the effects of our design. Ladybug & Honeybee are simulation softwares that can provide one with the tools to experiment with building forms and façade designs to make them high-performance as well as beautiful. 

The workshop also dives into the theory and general strategies that equips architects with intuitive design guidelines which they can use in everyday designing, even without simulations. It contains topics such as sun path diagram and how it affects shading strategies & indoor daylight; Passive strategies for balancing shading and day light; PV basics and finding out the production potential of your design.


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• Day1: 
o Theory
o Introduction to software
o Hands-on simulation
o Interpretation of results

>> About Climate Responsive Architecture
The design of a sailing ship is analogous to synergetic principles for building design. Due to its shape and lines, the sailing ship is driven by wind to glide, without the use of fossil fuels. Climate responsive design is analogous to this system. The aim is to develop buildings that offer maximum comfort while minimizing the use of energy and technical systems by using passive design strategies.

Architecture schools need to increase the amount of technical knowledge about climates and active systems so that all architects can make informed design decisions that are better for the not just the user comfort but also the environment. An integrated design process, where interdisciplinary knowledge contributes to innovation in the building industry, is the need of the hour. Less is the Future.

>> Software & skills: requirements
Basic knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper is preferred but not obligatory. Participants should bring their own laptop with pre-installed software

>> Tutor
Lakshmishree Venugopal is an architect from UVCE, Bangalore, and a climadesigner, who completed her masters in climate responsive design from the Technical University of Munich, which is currently ranking one of the top ten universities in the world. Her Master’s program is an interdisciplinary one, which brings together architects and engineers to find innovative design solutions which are not only about passive strategies but also about reducing a building’s energy consumption by efficient heating/cooling systems and by addressing the on-site energy production potentials.

She currently works at Transsolar Klimaengineering, a German company that consults for architects and clients on climate responsive design, energy efficiency, comfort and urban design. They consult for projects around the world, one of which was Abu Dhabi’s Lourve. She is passionate about sensible climate-responsive architecture and believes that a positive change can be brought about through the spread of knowledge.

>> Venue
108/2, 3rd Cross, 4th Main Road, 
Horamavu Main Rd, Munireddy Layout, 
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043

>> Dates & Timings
Workshop Dates: 05/01/2019
Workshop Timing: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm

>> Participation fee 
• Professional fee : INR 3000 (+ Service Tax & Gateway Charges as applicable)
• Student Fee : INR 2200 (+ Service Tax & Gateway Charges as applicable)
(ONLY FOR STUDENTS – Valid ID Proof Required)

• The workshop has only 15 spots available (first-come, first-served).
• Workshop is open for students and professionals from all backgrounds. 
• Discounted rate is applicable for students, currently enrolled in any educational institute or recent graduates (graduated in last 1 year from the date of workshop: Proof of status will be required).
• Failure to submit a proof of student status (or graduation certificate) will lead to a non-refundable cancellation.
• The workshop’s prime focus will be on methodologies & processes through software platforms and should not be interpreted as a ‘software tutorial’ merely.

>> Software downloads
• Rhino
• Grasshopper (plugin for Rhino)
• Ladybug 
• Honeybee (plugins for grasshopper) Both are open source and can be downloaded from

>> Queries
For any queries or assistance, 
kindly e-mail:
M: 9673686059/9930749611

>> About Organisers
THE Workshop – Think Happy Everyday 
Think Happy Everyday (THE) is an ideology that works for people, places and products. A new era design, communication and education specialist agency with capabilities from architectural installations to immersive experiences. THE engages architects, creative technologists, coders, and communication experts collaborating with specialists across the world to make ideas possible. A bridge between computational design and real-world testing, THE Workshop is a design research initiative focused on digital fabrication, material experimentation and new design methodologies.