Digital MethodsTeachingArchive
Summer Semester 2020

Teaching - Summer Semester 2020


BACHELOR

Bachelorthesis - Fermentation Lab | BSc.

Programmatically, the design is based on the Nordic Food Lab and will be located for the Bachelorthesis in Potsdam. Formally and constructively, a series of systems is proposed, which are to be described digitally and adapted to the design. Possible systems are, among others, wooden plate folding structures, lattice shells, rope nets, discrete blocks, staff structures, vaults.

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Thesis Seminar - Fermentation Lab | BSc.

In the seminar the bachelor thesis project "Fermentation Lab" is accompanied in terms of content and methodology. Special focus is put on the handling of the necessary tools and the development of the thematic basics.

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Seminar - Digital Methods II | BSc.

The course introduces a broad spectrum of digital methods in architecture. Their influence on the design of architecture - Computational Design - as well as on the realization of buildings - Digital Fabrication - will be presented in detail.

The class is taught in German.

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Seminar - Digital Methods for Technical Education | BSc.

The creation of practice-oriented plans with the help of CAD, as well as the teaching of program specific functions in connection with structured work in practise, are the main focus of the course.

The class is taught in German.

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PROJECTS

Studio Projects - Internet of Things, Spaces and Material | MSc.

Building for Scholarship Program Artificial Intelligence

The project explores the question of what contribution architecture can make to the networking of our environment, to what extent it is influenced by change or can itself set accents. The 3 components things, spaces and material are especially considered.

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Short Project - Digital Construction | MSc.

Digitalisation is making its way into the construction industry, and with a sound education in this future-oriented subject, graduates are entering a new field of activity that is the focus of the entire construction industry. The course imparts in-depth knowledge in the application of digital methods in the construction industry and also focuses on cooperation in interdisciplinary project teams.

The class is taught in German.

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ELECTIVE MODULES

Seminar - Video Production and Editing | BSc./MSc.

The seminar deals with the moving image in architecture. The focus is on video recording, editing and post-production in Adobe After Effects. Examples for possible applications for design presentation and documentation of architecture will be demonstrated.

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Seminar - Robots in Architecture | BSc./MSc.

This seminar will take advantage of dMA UR5 collaborative 6-axis robot. It will introduce the state of the art of robotic use in architecture. In a series of assignments, participants will learn how to programme a collaborative robot with Rhino/Grasshopper and ultimately get insight on how to use it as part of a design and fabrication strategy.

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Seminar - Architetural Structures with Augmented Reality | BSc./MSc.

This seminar will explore the possibilities of utilizing Microsoft Hololens and smartphones in architectural design and construction to bring digital models to reality. Initially, the participants will interact with digital models with hand gestures to make design decisions and then build them with Lego bricks guided by the AR overlay.

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Seminar - Architecture in Virtual Reality | BSc./MSc.

Virtual Reality (VR) is an immersive media that provides a novel spatial experience. It is therefore close to one of the architectural core competencies: Space. The seminar offers an introduction to using VR for architectural applications. Various use cases for this technology in an architectural setting will be showcased. 

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Seminar - shapes, figures, outlines, and everything in-between | BSc./MSc.

The seminar is structured into three related exercises with corresponding methods and assignments - 2d, 3d and 2.5d. For this purpose, students are introduced to the basic processes of image processing, 3d modeling, the programming language Processing and the use of digital manufacturing techniques.

The class is taught in German.

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Seminar - Architectural Machines | BSc./MSc.

The aim is to build and program machines that arrange material "artistically" in the broadest sense. These can be e.g. Drawing-Bots, Mosaic-Bots or Brick-Bots, i.e. Architectural Machines, which have the ability to draw or build. A special focus is on the integration of sensors and networking with other machines. 

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Workshop - Universal Joints | MSc.

The history of the Universal Joint, a rod connector for room structures, was shaped in the 20th century by architects such as Konrad Wachsmann, Richard Buckminster Fuller and Fritz Haller. With the advent of digital design and production methods, new types of architecture have been possible on this basis since the beginning of the 21st century. In recent years, the technology of 3D printing has advanced to the point where it can be used to produce universal joints.

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