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Architecture and automation: developing systems in Python

Grant number: 17/03243-2
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: July 16, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal Investigator:Maria Gabriela Caffarena Celani
Grantee:Maria Gabriela Caffarena Celani
Visiting researcher: António Paulo Teles de Menezes Correia Leitão
Visiting researcher institution: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The programming of CAD systems allows the development of generative design systems and the control of the automation of production by CNC machines. The objective of this project is to introduce a new programming technique - Python in Grasshopper environment - in the research group Theories and Technologies of contemporary design, giving continuity to the project Contemporary Architecture and Automation. (AU)