063-0606-00L  Computational Structural Design II

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersP. Block, M. Popescu
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThis core course (ends with «00L») can only be passed once! Please check this before signing up.

This course replaces the former course "Structural Design VI".
ITA Pool information event on the offered courses:
10.2.2021, 10-11 h, ONLINE, VideoZoom Link: https://ethz.zoom.us/s/92856146358

AbstractThis course teaches structural design opportunities through the use of computational tools and strongly informed by (digital)fabrication techniques.
Objective- development of algorithmic thinking
- understanding of principles of design for fabrication
- knowledge of basic/medium Python scripting
- introduction to COMPAS framework data structures and algorithms
- fabrication aware constrained form-finding
ContentThe course lays a strong computational foundation that gives students the confidence to use python coding for design. This fundamental knowledge is subsequently used in design-oriented exercises focusing on form-finding and the design of efficient structural forms informed by fabrication constraints. The course explores a variety of structural design options showcased through research methods used in realized construction projects (e.g. Nest HiLo and the Armadillo vault).
Prerequisites / NoticeNote: This course replaces the former course "Structural Design VI".

ITA Pool Einführungsveranstaltung über die angebotenen Kurse:
10.2.2021, 10-11 Uhr, ONLINE, VideoZoom Link: