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063-0419-16L  Experimental Explorations on Space and Structure

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersJ. Schwartz, J. J. Castellón González, P. D'Acunto
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractIntroduction into an experimental approach to architectural design based on the application of methods that integrate structural and spatial parameters.
ObjectiveBasic understanding of the experimentation with design methods in architecture. Ability to build up models throughout digital and physical exploration integrating space and structure.
ContentIn recent decades, new methodologies have emerged in architectural design that exploits the implementation of different parameters as generators of the design concept. Building on the programmatic idea of the Chair of Structural Design of reconciliation of the disciplines of engineering and architecture, the course experiments with the application of design methods that integrate structural and spatial principles from the early stages of the design process. These methods are based on simple geometrical rules that relate spatial and structural parameters. The experimental process will be carried out through the development and construction of physical and digital models. This will allow for the exploration of the permeability of the boundary between the physical and the digital realm.
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrolment on agreement with the lecturer only.