063-0610-00L  The Digital in Architecture

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersF. Gramazio, M. Kohler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
063-0610-00 VThe Digital in Architecture
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 19.3. (Seminarwoche), am 16.4. (Osterferien) sowie an Feiertagen und in den letzten 2 Wochen des Semesters (s. Raumbelegungen).
1 hrs
Thu13:45-14:30HCI J 6 »
F. Gramazio, M. Kohler
063-0610-00 UThe Digital in Architecture (Exercise)
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 19.3. (Seminarwoche), am 16.4. (Osterferien) sowie an Feiertagen und in den letzten 2 Wochen des Semesters (s. Raumbelegungen).
2 hrs
Thu14:45-16:30HIL E 4 »
F. Gramazio, M. Kohler

Catalogue data

AbstractIn lecture series coupled with a series of taught exercises, the course establishes a conceptual framework of digital fabrication in architecture. The exercises focus on simple yet powerful methods of digital, computational and algorithmic design. Two seminar sessions open a debate on the digital as a driving force of a future building and architecture culture.
ObjectiveStudents develop an understanding of the digital and its concepts in architecture and of current developments in the field of digital fabrication. Students learn about design strategies based on digital methods and are able to relate these to their own design approach and its wider context at the Department of Architecture. In the exercises, they learn to use Rhino 5 / Grasshopper and write their first code in Python. The aim is to equip students with the necessary intellectual and technical skills that allow them to independently deepen their engagement with the digital in the chosen design studios.
ContentThe course consists of a lecture series coupled with a series of taught exercises. Departing from the work of Gramazio Kohler Research, the lectures establish a conceptual framework of the digital in architecture with special regard to digital fabrication. The exercises focus on simple yet powerful methods of digital, computational and algorithmic design. Two seminar sessions are dedicated to an open debate on the digital as a driving force of a future building and architecture culture.
Prerequisites / NoticePool Introduction Event:
Informationon event on all the courses offered by the ITA (Institute of Technology in Architecture):
Monday, 17th February 2020, 11-12 h, HIB Open Space!

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersF. Gramazio, M. Kohler
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementCourses ending with the number "00L" can only be passed once!

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ProgrammeSectionType
Architecture MasterMajor CoursesWInformation
Architecture MasterField of Technology in ArchitectureWInformation
Integrated Building Systems MasterSpecialised CoursesWInformation