The emergence of rapid prototyping and CNC fabrication techniques in the fields of design and architecture has erased the limits of physical construction and manufacturing. Nowadays forms and structures of so far unimaginable complexity cannot only be designed but also physically produced within the digital chain – and it’s not too utopian to predict that soon complete buildings can be digitally fabricated. This approach has led to an overflow of geometrical experiments and free form structures and may soon reach its aesthetic limits.
M2 design and production is looking for new strategies for the design of complex architectural forms. The module is focused on the relationship between design, various methods of (generative) computer modeling, the importance of materiality in the digital age and the physical representation of information using CAD/CAM devices.
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Modules & Lectures
- Guest lectures
- M0 Welcome!
- M1 Theory and Information
- M2 Algorithmic Design / Fiction / Advanced Geometry Modelling
- M3 Connected Artefacts / Innovation / Mass Customised Production
- M4 Architecture and Information
- M5 Design Beyond the Problematic / Population / Buidling Operation Models
- M6 Customised Materials / Articulation / Building Information Models
- M7 Information and I
- M8_Final Thesis
- Upcoming lectures