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Parametric Passive Design (PPD) Workshop

Future University in Egypt

The Department of Continuing Education

Parametric Passive Design (PPD) Workshop.

Rhinoceros-Grasshopper-Diva Simulation Tool…

January 29th to 3rd February 2014. 5 days, 8 hours/day (40 hours)

Future University in Egypt (FUE) Department of Continuing Education(DCE) is pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming workshop entitled “Parametric Passive Design (PPD) Workshop” that will take place at FUE on January 29 – February 3, 2014.

Workshop aim :

The aim of this workshop is to teach participants how to create a parametric housing model which can be associated with day lighting and thermal analysis. Moreover, participant will get the opportunity to develop passively design envelope. The workshop is highly interactive giving different examples that develop a strong understanding of Grasshopper Workflow & different passive strategies using the performance simulation tool (DIVA). The participants are divided into groups to study the different orientations and the final outcomes of each group are presented thus concluding the recommendation strategies for each orientation. At the end of the workshop, each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Future University in Egypt.

Target Participants:

‐Professional architects.

‐Master and PhD students.

‐Last year of undergraduate students (ONLY).


-None, however, a basic Grasshopper & Rhinoceros knowledge is preferred.

Used Software:(will be provided by the instructor). ‐Rhino 5 SR 3 ‐Grasshopper 0.90066 ‐DIVA Version

Workshop Outline:

1st DAY (Wednesday 29 Jan): 1.Introduction to passive design strategies (efficient envelope) 2.Introduction to parametric design logic 2nd DAY (Thursday 30 Jan) : 1.Developing technical tools based on reverse engineering technology. 2.Examples for parametric facade design 3rd DAY (Saturday 1 Feb): 1.Enforcing the parametric logics with Grasshopper 2.Introducing the performance simulation tool (DIVA) 4th DAY (Sunday 2 Feb): 1.Facade design using grasshopper ‐Studio work. 2.Associative techniques – Day lighting and thermal simulation 5th DAY (Monday 3 Feb): 1.Final optimization and final results 2.Group work presentation.

Registration Fees:

1. Standard registration Course fee is 1500 LE

2. Group registrations discounted fee (Groups of 4 or more participants) Course fee is 1400 LE

3. FUE Students and teaching assistant registration Course fee is 1400 LE

Registration fees include the course material, coffee break and lunch break and free transportation (to and from specific pickup points). Participants are required to bring their own laptops.

To register, fill in the application form found in this link.

Registration deadline:

Sunday 27 January 2014.

To confirm your attendance, kindly pay the workshop fees at FUE DCE Admission or in the Bank account as following: Address: 90th st., Fifth settlement . New Cairo.

Administrative Building ,Department of Continuing Education Mob. : 01003220017 – 01008551772 Bank account details : Account No.: 1035000015 -Swift code: CIB EEGCXA103 Kindly send a copy of your bank deposit receipt to ( to confirm your payment Acceptance is on a first come first served basis

Number of participants:

a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 24

Workshop Trainers:

Ayman Wagdy Mohamed Ibrahim

Researcher at Sustainable Design research group |

AUC Lecturer at Parametric design | AUC

M.Sc. Architecture – Architecture and Building Technology| Politecnico Di Milano

Haitham Salah Ali Mahmoud

Teaching Assistant of Design course | AASTMT

Head of design team | YBA Architect

Principal and cofounder | Arkan Architect

For any questions or info please do not hesitate to contact us at : Mob. : 01003220017 – 01008551772 Email :

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