Toronto DUG Fourth Event

Virtual Event

Tune into our upcoming online meetup to learn more about how to extend the capabilities of Dynamo through third-party C# libraries, what deployable and transformable structures are, discover potential of responsive architectural surfaces and find out what Autodesk Outsight Network can offer.

Register today to get involved in the Toronto Computational Design Community by attending our virtual networking event after presentations!



Welcome from the hosts

Moderated by
Sergey Grushko
Founding Committee Member - Toronto DUG

Extending Dynamo Past its Boundaries: Zero-Touch Nodes and Extensions

Moderated by
Mohsen Assaqqaf
Software Developer - Turner Fleischer Architects

Through the use of third-party C# libraries, we can extend the capabilities of Dynamo past what it can currently do, and strengthen it as a tool that we use in our practice.


Hyper Plenum: Adaptive Surfaces for Light

Moderated by
Sarah Hasan
M.Arch Student - John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

This thesis explores the potential of responsive architectural surfaces to modulate light within spaces in order to accommodate flexibility of use and enhance durability of the built structure. Towards that aim, a Hyper Plenum is proposed that responds to inhabitants’ needs and adapts to varying environmental factors such as sunlight. The intervention consists of an actuated adaptive surface that captures daylight from outside, embodies it within the plenum and re-distributes it where needed. This technology seeks to retrofit spaces that have deep floor plates with inadequate daylight penetration or where windows alone are not able to provide sufficient light quality. The Hyper Plenum also aims to present a conceptual framework for future metabolic architectures that act as an extension of the human body and its functions.


Use case of Parametric design for construction of collapsible domes or shells with straight bars

Moderated by
David Avella
Co-Founder - DSS Studio

Nowadays deployable and transformable structures are more common in architecture; its rapid assembly, flexibility and lightness of its materials, and its easy portability are the most important characteristics of these systems. Leveraging the use of parametric and generative design incorporated from the early stages of design and, involved in the construction of architectural elements, we introduce a fractal method as a key concept that help us to create lightweight, modular, and transformable systems with the idea of habitability and offering multiple solution for temporary shelters, portable greenhouses and, scenarios for medium and large scale event.


Driving Innovation: Autodesk Outsight Network

Moderated by
Ellen Hlozan
Community Manager - Autodesk Technology Centers

Introduction to the Autodesk Outsight Network, its community and mission. I will walk attendees through some resident case studies.


Virtual Networking

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