Teaching - Summer Semester 2021


Bachelor Thesis - A small hotel in a movie | BSc.

Hotels have to adapt their offer and service to the changing needs of their guests throughout the day. In addition to this change, the ingredients of a local and seasonal menu are also subject to permanent change. In the bachelor thesis, a small hotel is designed that addresses this constant change. A special focus is placed on the processes of food preparation and the experiences of the guests.


dMA Thesis Seminar | BSc.

In the seminar, the Bachelor Thesis project "A small hotel in a movie" is accompanied in terms of content and methodology. Special focus is placed on the handling of the necessary tools and the development of the thematic basics.


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 realisation of buildings - digital fabrication - is presented in detail. On the basis of the overview, the theoretical basics are taught and the most important practical skills are learned in order to be able to specifically deepen individual aspects in the further course of studies.


Seminar - Digital Methods for Technical Education | BSc.

The main focus of the course is the creation of practical plans with the help of CAD, as well as the teaching of programme-specific functions in connection with structured and practice-oriented work. The classic functions of every CAD programme, such as layer control, block creation and working with references, are discussed in depth.



Studio Project - Architectural Ecosystems | MSc.

Under the title of Architectural Ecosystems, a 2-year design research project is being pursued with the following question: How can all architectural aspects from design, construction, use to conversion and deconstruction be reinvented as a holistic system and thus achieve a higher degree of sustainability? 


Elective Modules

Seminar - Digital Design | BSc./MSc.

The course is aimed at all students who want to gain a basic insight into digital methods. This refers in particular to Bachelor students who want to build on the Digital Methods II seminar. Digital design methods are learned using iconic examples from digital architecture and integrated into a broader architectural discourse. Parametric design with the help of Grasshopper will be deepened.


Seminar - Digital Artifacts | BSc./MSc.

Digital Artifacts is a creative-coding seminar that investigates emerging and behavioral systems as a design strategy in architecture. The seminar seeks to establish an interactive link in the thick of virtual code and its physical environment, enabling a symbiotic design approach between software and human through physical computing.  


Seminar - Robots in Architecture | BSc./MSc.

With our new robotic infrastructure at the chair of Digital Methods in Architecture, we want to explore the benefits of integrating collaborative robotic manipulators with an autonomous mobile robotic platform. The aim is to investigate potential applications and navigation methods for the platform in an architectural context.


Seminar - Topology-optimised details using 3D printing | BSc./MSc.

The history of the universal joint, a rod connector for spatial 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 such as Beijing International Airport by Foster and Partners or the Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid have become possible on this basis since the beginning of the 21st century. In recent years, 3D printing technology has advanced to the point where it can be used to produce universal joints.


Seminar - Count, Measure, Display | BSc./MSc.

Computational design offers the possibility to draw previously undrawable projects and also to describe them in terms of digital fabrication strategies. There is a different side to computational design which has little to do with form but with the ability to interrogate a design strategy and gain knowledge about its impact and characteristics.


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

From virtual reality to computer games, immersive media have the potential of providing novel spatial experiences. They are therefore dealing closely with one of architectures core competencies: Space.


Workshop - Caves of Bits and Atoms | MSc.

In the spirit of "High Resolution Architecture", the focus of the workshop is on the high-resolution recording and execution of architecture. Digital processes such as laser scanning and photogrammetry allow buildings to be recorded as high-resolution point clouds. Motion tracking allows the recording of human motion sequences.