In the bachelor courses offered by DDF, students will learn the core skills of architectural geometry, strongly integrated with digital techniques and computational design processes. Rather than a “step-by-step” methodology, where students first learn analogue and subsequently digital techniques, the courses adopt a methodology that favour cross-pollination and integrative workflows. This offers students not only the basic understanding of architectural geometry and geometric construction but also varied techniques and the ability to take advantage of state-of-the-art digital design processes and adopt them into their design vocabulary.
Starting from the fundamentals, the courses will gradually allow for more individual explorations and independent learning. Additionally, through the involvement of experts for sub-topics, students will be exposed to specialised know-how and will be able to learn different contemporary discourses within architecture.
With a focus on digital design and digital fabrication, DDF's master courses advance a creative, research-led environment that stimulates critical investigations into issues of circular construction and sustainability through computation, innovative construction methods and material systems, green technologies in architecture and interdisciplinary approaches.
Students will engage with cutting-edge computational and digital manufacturing techniques, in project-based explorations at the interface of research and teaching. The aim is to identify and develop future trajectories, enabled by digital techniques, that can address current and upcoming environmental and societal challenges. Particular emphasis is placed on research-informed designs that deploy integrative digital strategies to incorporate varied aspects, from architectural to environmental, into a prototypical-oriented vision.
DDF offers the following courses for the Bachelor's curriculum in the Summer Semester 2023:
- Explorative Digital Methods
WS23/24 - LV1720801
Explorative Design Methods
WS23/24 - LV1720803
Digital Upcylcing: Wood
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BSc & MSc 1:1 Project
BSc & MSc 1:1 Project