Odense, Denmark

Engineering – Experimental Architecture. Computational Design and Digital Fabrication

when 3 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC

Only on campus: the course will only be offered if physical presence on campus is possible; otherwise it will be cancelled.

Digital Fabrication technologies have the disruptive potential to revolutionize the way we conceive and shape our environment. Through the use of novel fabrication techniques designers and engineers are challenged to explore innovative structures that benefit from the capacity to produce performative and sustainable architecture with, up to now, unreached levels of complexity and strategic material organization.

The Summer School will focus on exploring ideas and producing design artifacts as answer to some fundamental driving questions: what kind of tectonic configurations can be enabled by means of digital fabrication such as additive and robotic manufacturing? How do we realize high-performance architecture with it? How can we build bespoke architecture in a sustainable way?

Adopting a design/make approach, catalyzed through tailored computational techniques, various structural configurations will be investigated. The school outcomes will be contributing to the creation of an atlas of digitally fabricated tectonic prototypes: experimental architectural configurations where material/form/structure are developed in a coherent design approach which takes full advantage of the potential of emergent fabrication techniques.

Course leader

Roberto Naboni, ron@iti.sdu.dk

Target group

Mandatory: Completion of at least two academic years in the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Design.
Recommended: Students should be interested in or curious about digital design and innovative fabrication methods.

Course aim

Design through visual programming and parametric modelling
Use digital tools for early-stage analysis and optimization of material, geometrical and mechanical performance within the design process
Manufacture construction systems through digital fabrication processes
Fabricate and build full scale prototypes

Fee info

EUR 0: Exchange students from a partner university pay no tuition. Guest students pay tuition fees.

NON-EU student: 8635 DKK per course (1160 Euro)

EU Students: 4250 DKK per course (570 Euro)