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June 15th – Workshops

The workshops will take place at TalTech Mustamäe campus, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, address: Ehitajate tee 5, block 3, 4th floor. Map and directions can be found here https://taltech.ee/en/ris2023/venue

Workshop: Human-centric design techniques for resilient future cities

Location: TalTech Mustamäe campus, block 3, 4th floor, room U03-423.

Information for the attendants: The participants must attend the workshop using their own laptops. For the workshop the software Rhinoceros and Grasshopper will be used. If not already installed, a trial version of Rhinoceros can be downloaded from here (https://www.rhino3d.com/). The installation of Rhinoceros, will install as well Grashsopper, that operates inside Rhinoceros. It is possible other plug-in will be used during the course. These will be download at the moment (or provided by the tutor) and installed. The operation takes short time.

Tutor: Abel Sepúlveda


Email: abel.luque@taltech.ee

Abel Sepúlveda (PhD) expertise is in the research and implementation of efficient building envelope design methods for early design stages regarding energy performance, daylight and thermal comfort.


Workshop: MATTER IN CODE. Algorithmic design + digital fabrication workshop


Location: TalTech Mustamäe campus, block 3, 4th floor, room U03-405.

Information for the attendants: Each participant must bring their own laptop. The software used during the course are Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and Ladybug. Participants who do not have such software can install Rhinoceros in the 90-day trial version (https://www.rhino3d.com/). The Grasshopper plugin is already included in the Rhinoceros software. The Ladybug plugin is available free of charge (https://www.ladybug.tools/). The fabrication phase requires some manual work. We will provide the tools. For those who prefer to use their own tools, we suggest bringing a cutter, plastic ruler and glue.

Tutor: Rossella Siani

Email: arch.rossellasiani@gmail.com

Rossella Siani (PhD) is an Architect and Researcher in Architectural Technology at the University of Parma, and director of VAHA (www.vaha.it). Expert in algorithmic design and digital manufacturing, she creates experimental works of architecture and digital craft, pavilions in DigitalBamboo, artificial reefs in additive manufacturing in collaboration with Europe, United States, Japan, Africa. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossella-siani-a80a4aa2/

Workshops schedule (Eastern European Summer Time):

8:30-09:00 - Workshops registration and welcome

09:00-10:45 - Workshops morning session

10:45-11:00 - Coffee break

11:00-12:45 - Workshops morning session

12:45-14:00 - Lunch break

14:00-15:45 - Workshops afternoon session

15:45-16:00 - Coffee break

16:00-17:45 - Workshops afternoon session

18:00 - Closing of the workshop day

June 16th -  Symposium

Location: TalTech Innovation and Business Centre Mektory, Mustamäe campus, address: Raja 15, Innovation Hub room MEK-031. Map and directions can be found here https://taltech.ee/en/ris2023/venue

Symposium schedule (Eastern European Summer Time):

08:30-08:50 – Registration and welcome

08:50-09:00 – Opening of the symposium by symposium Chairs

Francesco De Luca – Tallinn University of Technology

Ioannis Lykouras – Tallinn University of Technology

09:00-09:45 - Keynote lecture - Navigating the sea‐change of data‐driven design

Keynote speaker: Jenni Partanen

Jenni Partanen

Jenni Partanen, Dr SC (Arch), is a Professor of Future City at TalTech, Estonia. She has previously worked at the Urban Institute, Aalto University, and the School of Architecture, Tampere University, Finland. Her research focuses on self‐organizing socio‐economic processes in technology‐mediated urbanity and the impacts of digital technology on urbanity. Partanen leads the research group 'Urban Spatial Analyses,' exploring how digitalization changes cities' configurations and dynamics using spatial analytics, simulations, and machine learning. She holds a PhD from Tampere University of Technology and is currently a visiting scholar at Tampere University, Finland.

09:45-11:15 - Papers session 1 – Simulations, data and parametric design for sustainable and livable urban environments

Moderator: Ergo Pikas - Tallinn University of Technology

  • Methodology for improving wind comfort in a cold region through modular urban elements
    Nasim Eslamirad (presenter), Francesco De Luca, Abel Sepúlveda, Kimmo Sakari Lylykangas - Tallinn University of Technology
  • Machine learning-based optimization design workflow based on obstruction angles for building facades
    Abel Sepúlveda (presenter), Nasim Eslamirad, Seyed Shahabaldin Seyed Salehi, Martin Thalfeldt, Francesco De Luca - Tallinn University of Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • A data-enabled participatory application towards better engagement and neighborhood accessibility
    Iason Giraud (presenter), Georgios Artopoulos - The Cyprus Institute
  • Parametric design and digital fabrication of temporary pavilions for resilient historical open spaces. An educational experience in Parma
    Rossella Siani (presenter), Barbara Gherri – The University of Parma
  • COVID-19 and the city. An analysis of the correlation between urban and social factors and COVID-19 in Fortaleza, Brazil (online)
    Rebeca Fiuza (presenter), Letícia Barcelos, Daniel Cardoso - Federal University of Ceará
  • Numerical modelling study of air-pollution dispersion for boosting BIM data usage in the civil and environmental engineering. Case study of Tallinn sub-district (online)
    Mark Andrian Skljarov - Tallinn University of Technology

11:15-11:30 - Coffee break

11:30-13:15 - Papers session 2 – Energy, structural, functional and aesthetic performances. BIM and digital configuration in education.

Moderator: Abel Sepúlveda – Tallinn University of Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • An experimental investigation of latent heat storage for solar cooling systems using paraffin wax
    Lana Migla (presenter), Kristina Lebedeva, Guna Bebre, Liisa-Maria Kaljusmaa – Riga Technical University, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Generative Methods in Kindergarten Designing: Movement as a primary driver (online)
    Jovana Tomić (presenter), Sonja Krasić, Marko Nikolić, Nastasija Kocić - University of Niš
  • A novel approach of structural modeling, analysis and optimization of bearing parts in free-formed arc-like geometry reconstructed from 4d sketches
    Dalel Daleyev (presenter), Shervin Rasoulzadeh, Martin Kilian, Matteo Raffaelli, Dominik Hartmann, Iva Kovacic - TU Wien
  • Between system and improvisation. Aesthetic performance in Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum (online)
    Mahyar Hadighi, Mehrdad Hadighi (presenters) - Texas Tech University, Penn State University
  • Thermal engagement. A method and model for analysing and organising thermal-active materials close to the human body (online)
    Isak Worre Foged - Royal Danish Academy
  • Customer configuration system as a design task
    Matthias Kulcke - Hamburg University of Technology
  • BIM and Teaching in Architecture. Current thinking and approaches
    David Morton (presenter), Tarek M.F. Ahmed, Richard Humphrey - Northumbria University

13:15-14:15 - Lunch break

14:15-14:30 - Workshop results presentation

14:30-16:00 - Papers session 3 - Interaction, virtual reality, physical-digital and bio-materials

Moderator: Mar Canet - Tallinn University

  • A Unity toolkit for associative and interactive architectural visualization
    Peiman Amini Behbahani - Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Echoes of Union Depot. A virtual reality educational game for historic preservation and public awareness (online)
    Sepehr Vaez Afshar (presenter), Sarvin Eshaghi, Mahyar Hadighi - Texas Tech University
  • Treading Lightly on Architectural Heritage. An experiment on wheel designs of mobile robots
    Özlem Çavuş, İnanç Şencan (presenters), Mine Özkar - Istanbul Technical University
  • Physicalizing digital design methodology. Material-linked digital making (online)
    Aileen Iverson-Radtke – Ai-R Architecture
  • Concrete Masonry Clusters. 3D scanning and printing for the recapture of precast CFD waste (online)
    Jonathan A. Scelsa, Kyriaki Goti, Natalia Rossi, Wei Wang, Arthur Palaci Zani (presenters) – Pratt Institute
  • Mycelium in architecture education
    Ondřej Cigánik, Jiří Vele, Matěj Roth (presenter), Kateřina Sýsová - Czech Technical University in Prague

16:00-16:15 - Coffee break

16:15-17:30 - Invited presentations. Theme: Intersections between research and practice

Moderator: Ioannis Lykouras - Tallinn University of Technology

  • Strive towards climate neutral university – Tallinn University of Technology in action
    Helen Sooväli-Sepping, Vice-Rector for Green Transition - Tallinn University of Technology
  • Augmented creativity in conceptual design - examples from DAGOpen practice
    Jaan Kuusemets, Partner and Chief Architect - DAGOpen and Associate Professor - Tallinn University of Technology
  • GreenTwins: A collaborative planning support ecosystem for better decisions in urban green
    Viktorija Prilenska, Researcher - Tallinn University of Technology
  • Tallinn GIS solutions for a better city
    Esther Linask, Geoinformatics Specialist - Tallinn Strategic Management Office Geoinformation Systems Department
  • Urbanist AI: Generative AI for participatory planning
    Damiano Cerrone, Urbanist and Researcher - SPIN Unit and Tampere University

17:30-18:00 – Roundtable invited speakers

18:00-18:15 – Closing remarks

18:15-18:30 – Walk through TalTech campus to coach

18:30-19:00 – Transfer to city center

19:00-20:30 – Urban walk
Information available at https://taltech.ee/en/ris2023/venue

20:30 – Dinner 
Information available at https://taltech.ee/en/ris2023/venue