Teaching

ARH - 220 Digital Architectural Communication Media

Undergraduate course that offers a first understanding of architectural design software (CAAD) in three dimensional (3d) and two dimensional (2d) spaces as well as in digital fabrication techniques. Topics include 3d architectural elements and solid modeling, 2d production and design, rendering and visualization, digital design and fabrication (Laser cutting and Hot Wire Foam cutting). Software include: AutoCAD Architecture Desktop, Nemetchek Allplan, 3D Studio Max.

Details:

  • 3D Architectural Elements and Solids Modeling
  • 2D Production and Design
  • Rendering and Visualization
  • Digital Design and Fabrication

  • 3D Architectural Elements and Solids Modeling
  • 2D Production and Design
  • Rendering and Visualization
  • Digital Design and Fabrication

Online Sources
•    Allplan 
•    Autodesk 

ARH - 421 Advanced Computer-Aided Design

Undergraduate course that focuses on the use of computer software and fabrication machinery as tools for architectural design, prototyping and communication. Emphasis is given on the use of parametric-associative design as generative tool to investigate and optimize solutions in various architectural issues. Topics include 3d nurbs modeling, parametric-associative design, rapid prototyping and laser cutting. Software and plug-ins include: Rhino/Grasshopper.

Details:

  • 3D NURBS Modeling
  • Parametric-associative design 
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Laser cutting

  • Payne, A., and Issa, R., 2009. Grasshopper Primer - for version 0.6.0007
  • Neil Leach, David Turnbull, Chris Williams. 2004. Digital Tectonics. Chichester; West Sussex; Hoboken; NJ: Wiley-Academy 
  • Sakamoto, T., Ferre, A., Kubo, M., 2008. From control to design. Parametric/Algorithmic Architecture. Barcelona; New York: Actar
  • Spuybroek, L., 2009. Research & Design: The architecture of variation. New York: Thames & Hudson   
  • Douglis, E., 2009. Autogenic Structures. New York: Taylor and Francis
  • Iwamoto, L., 2009. Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material TechniquesNew York: Princeton Architectural Press

  • Rhino tutorials 
  • Grasshopper on-line tutorials 
  • Grasshopper scripting gallery 
  • Grasshopper website

ARH - 522 Advanced Computer-Aided Design Topics

Postgraduate course that focuses on advanced digital design and fabrication processes (CAD/CAM) and particularly on the development of advanced computational mechanisms that can be applied in complex, non-standard spatial and structural design research. Topics include generative design, adaptive process, interactive design, and optimization processes. Specialized technical skills of algorithmic design and physical computing (Robotics) are provided. Software and plug-ins include: Rhino/Grasshopper, Firefly, gHowl, Processing, Arduino.

Details:

  • Computational Mechanisms in Design and Fabrication
  • Algorithms in Design
  • Physical Computing

  •  Fox, M. and Kemp, M., 2009. Interactive architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
  • Iwamoto, L., 2009. Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
  • Kolarevich, B. and Klinger, K. R., 2008. Manufacturing material effects. Rethinking design and making in architecture. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Leach, N., Turnbull, D., Williams, C., 2004. Digital Tectonics. Chichester; West Sussex; Hoboken; NJ: Wiley-Academy.
  • Menges, A. and Ahlquist, S., 2012. Computational Design Thinking. Chichester; West Sussex: Wiley & Sons.
  • Sakamoto, T., Ferre, A., Kubo, M., 2008. From control to design. Parametric/Algorithmic Architecture. Barcelona; New York: Actar.
  • Sheil, B., 2012. Manufacturing the Bespoke. Making and Prototyping Architecture. Chichester; West Sussex: Wiley & Sons.
  • Terzidis, K., 2006. Algorithmic architecture. Oxford: Architectural Press.

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