Digital MethodsTeachingArchive
Winter Semester 2020/21

Teaching - Winter Semester 2020/21


BACHELOR

Bachelorthesis - Day and Night Kitchen | BSc.

Restaurants must adapt their range of products and services to the changing needs of their guests and neighbourhood throughout the day. In addition to these changes, the ingredients of a local and seasonal menu are also subject to constant change.

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dMA Thesis Seminar | BSc.

In the seminar the Bachelor Thesis project "Day and Night Kitchen" is accompanied in terms of content and methodology. Special emphasis is placed on the handling of the necessary tools and the development of the thematic basics.

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Lecture and Exercise - Digital Methods I | BSc.

The course introduces the use of digital methods both for designing architecture and for presenting designs. Three essential aspects will be taught.

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PROJECTS

Studio Project - Architectural Ecosystems - Design | MSc.

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

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Short Project - New Forms of Modular Architecture | MSc.

Contemporary concepts of modular architecture make use of components that can be combined in many ways – agnostic to their later function in the building. Instead of standardising entire component, systems are being developed through which modules aggregate to form components and tectonic units. The joining of such systems promises scaling efficiency with maximum variety in form and expression.

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ELECTIVE MODULES

Seminar - Digital Design | BSc./MSc.

The course is aimed at all students who want to get a basic insight into digital methods. This refers in particular to Bachelor students who want to build on the Digital Methods II seminar.

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Seminar - Augmented Reality in Construction | BSc./MSc.

The seminar will explore and discuss the potential of both design approaches and use the topic to introduce students to Augmented Reality assisted construction methods. The primary objectives are to get familiar with the technology and to develop a design concept and an additive assembling process which will be executed with the assistance of Microsoft Hololens 2.

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Seminar - Robots in Architecture | BSc./MSc.

The seminar will explore and discuss the potential of both design approaches and use the topic to introduce students to robotic assembling methods. The primary objectives are to get familiar with the technology and to develop a design concept and an additive assembling process which will be executed by the robot. Additionally, we are exploring further technology for communicating with the robot and implementing real-time information into the robot process.

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Seminar - Silicon-Based Imagination | BSc./MSc.

This seminar will explore the current possibilities of artificial intelligence models for generation, manipulation and analysis of architectural drawings. In the last half decade, AI generated architectural images went from the fringes of experimental architecture to a popular research topic around the world.

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Seminar - Smog | BSc./MSc.

Smog is a "creative coding" seminar investigating the aesthetic and political effects of the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene, a geological time unit defined by the growing impact of human activity on the planet, increasingly shapes how we engage with society, the climate, and what we build.  

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Seminar - The Architecture Machine | BSc./MSc.

Based on the exhibition "The Architecture Machine", which opens on 14 October 2020 at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the seminar will focus on the role of the computer in architecture. The exhibition traces both the history of technology and presents pioneering works of computer architecture.

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Seminar - BIM Process | MSc.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is now indispensable in some areas of construction, while in other areas it is only just beginning to be used. There is no question, and almost all experts agree, that planning, construction and operation of buildings using an information-rich digital model will be the only way we build in the future.

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Workshop - Space Shingles | 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, this has been the basis for new types of architecture since the beginning of the 21st century, such as Beijing International Airport by Foster and Partners or the Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid.

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