CO02 INSTITUTION Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

Digital Design Practice in Architecture

TEACHING STAFF

Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Associate Prof., PhD, Architect MAA, Head of CITA
Martin Tamke; Assistant Prof.,Architect MAA
Serdar Asut; Research Assistant, Architect
Odilo Schoch, Assistant Prof., Dr.-Ing, Architect

SUBJECT AREA Architecture & Digital Crafting NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS É CREDIT ECTS=
25 hours of student’s work
3 ECTS
RELATED TO OTHER MODULES n/a   PER WEEK PER SEMESTER
ON LINE LECTURES 5 ONLINE HOURS 2 10
ON LINE TUTORIALS

5

HOURS OF PERSONAL WORK

11

55

OTHER FORMS OF CONTACT Blog, Forum, Email, Video Conf. TOTAL 13 65
    FINAL PROJECT SUBMISSION   10
    SUM   75
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS 12 MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA Previous experience / PhD subject
DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTENTS OF THE MODULE

The course will introduce the key concepts and tools in digital design practice in practise and education based on international cases as well as CITA’s (Centre for IT and Architecture) own research projects. Examples are parametric software for CAD and CAM, scripting and machinic production within architecture. Known international cases are the work of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Zaha Hadid Architects or UN studio as well as the work of consultants such as ‘designtoproduction’.

By combining the theoretical with the practical the course will emphasise earning within theory and practice on four key areas;

- Digital Tectonics,
- Programming Concepts,
- Control of Geometry,

- Open Code.

Download weekly schedule

Website: cita.karch.dk

 EXPECTED COMPETENCES AS LEARNING  OUTCOMES TEACHING METHODS EVALUATION METHODS
  1. Theoretical and critical knowledge in contemporary architectural design methods, digital tectonics, parametrics and programming.
  2. Basic skills in 3D CAD modelling introducing fabrication techniques.
  3. Basic skills in programming logics (processing).
Basic skills in programming geometry.

Online lectures and live seminar discussions on given reading lists.
Tutorials based on practical assignments and online exercises.

Final design project.

 

Participation in seminar discussions.

Hand in of weekly practical assignments. Design evaluation of final project submission.

 

 DELIVERABLES OF THE MODULE

Weekly assignments and final project submission uploaded into a blog.

 OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MODULE

The module is constructed around 4 key live seminar sessions with lecture presentations led by Mette Ramsgard Thomsena and Martin Tamke. In these discussions we will introduce the technologies and concepts that inform digital tectonics and discuss its possibilities.