Climate Design Tools

MA Seminar – SS 2021 |

Digital Design Workflows for Performance Driven Architecture | Modul: Sondergebiete des nachhaltigen Bauens – Schwerpunkt Design_Technologie

The seminar will introduce students to industry leading digital design workflows, to optimize various quantitative aspects of architectural design. The seminar will explore themes of form optimization at a building. The seminar will start with a basic introduction to Grasshopper, a graphical algorithm editor for Rhinoceros. It will then go on to develop a gradual understanding of digital workflows for understanding and implementing basic concepts such as climate analysis, sun-path, shading masks, irradiation modelling etc and culminate with an advanced understanding of integrated climate-based daylight and thermal performance-evaluation. The seminar will be a hands-on seminar where the students can bring in an architectural design proposal which has been developed in previous semesters. Learnings and exercises will be applied to analyze and optimize their design proposals.
Basic knowledge in Grasshopper is helpful but not mandatory to take the course.

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Master of Arts in Architecture Seminar – Sondergebiete des klimagerechten Bauens,  Modul: Sondergebiete des nachhaltigen Bauens – Schwerpunkt Design_Technologie, Klasse für Gebäudetechnologie und Klimagerechtes Entwerfen,  Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Rudolph,  Dipl.-Ing. Christian Degenhardt (AM)

Team: LBA Michelle Hur, LBA Elise Roussel