Research modules

SoSe 2018

Robotic in Architecture – Design Research

Architectural Design Research and Prototyping

Master

15-02-6465

The interdisciplinary elective course “Architectural Design Research and Prototyping” helps students to develop their interests in visual, technological and/or cultural issues related to digital architectural design and construction. Students work independently and benefit from direct exposure to the applied research projects at DDU exploring architecture from the perspective of: computational analysis and simulation; robotics; machine learning; 3D printing; game/app development. Students formulate their own hands-on task to develop a prototype for innovative way to design or build. Master of Architecture students from FB15 who are doing a research course (Forschungsmodul) at the DDU and students who are taking this interdisciplinary elective course are able to exchange ideas and feedback in a common colloquium. The places in the course are limited to 2 – 3 per supervisor. Each supervisor selects students based on their skills and previous experience.

1st meeting: 10. April 2018, 13 – 14 h

Further Meetings: each time 10 – 12 h on 24. April / 15. May / 19. June / 31. July

Place: DDU

Examination 16. October 2018

Contact: Andrea Rossi

Language: German/English

WS 2017/18

Architectural Design Research and Prototyping

Master

The colloquium “Architectural Design Research and Prototyping” helps students to develop their interests in visual, technological and/or cultural issues related to digital architectural design and construction. Students work independently and benefit from direct exposure to the applied research projects at DDU (Digital Design Unit) exploring architecture from the perspective of: computational analysis and simulation; robotics; machine learning; 3D printing; game/app development. Students formulate their own hands-on task to develop a prototype for innovative way to design or build. Through interdisciplinary teamwork students gain a broader knowledge from the topics worked on by their peers. The course is offered as a research module (5 CP Forschungsmodul) to master students of FB 15 and as an interdisciplinary elective course (5 CP) to students of all other faculties at TU Darmstadt.

Time: Thu, 14 – 16.00 h

Place: DDU

1st meeting: 12. Oct 2017

Examination: 22. Feb. 2018

Contact: Andrea Rossi

Language: German/English

The research module (5CP) at DDU – Digital Design Unit – TU Darmstadt, Faculty of Architecture offers exciting topics, interdisciplinary research work and is open to students from all faculties of TU Darmstadt and h_da.

Some of the topics this semester:

- Machine learning for digital fabrication

- A.I. plays games

- Drag&drop game prototyping in Unity

- A robot plays Minecraft

- From voxel to reality

- Bending/bundling simulations

- 2.5D printing of houses

- Programming textiles via 3D printing

- Filling space: geometry & CNC hotwire cutting

More info (PDF): https://goo.gl/Ly5GBz

Intro & sign-up: 8 November 2016, 14:00

Digital Design Unit (DDU)

Campus Lichtwiese, El-Lissitzky-Str. 1, room 333

Module No.: 0431 (see page 27 module manual degree programme Master of Science (M.Sc.) Architecture:

http://www.architektur.tu-darmstadt.de/media/architektur/studiumneu/downloads_2/msc_architektur/studienordnung_2014/FB_15_3_MSc_Architektur_Modulhandbuch.pdf