Performance-Aided Design: Form, Material, Structure, Acoustics and Fabrication

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

A BSc degree (Bachelor) in Architecture and Design or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to enable students with the parametric design tools and the understanding required to develop integrated design with respect to form, material, structure and fabrication. Parametric design tools support the definition of advanced geometry, and the interaction between geometry and structural and/or acoustics analysis. Issues of fabrication are considered in the context of parametric modeling and rapid prototyping.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of complex spatial structures, including an understanding of the structural functionality of various construction systems using shells, plates, frames, beams, etc.
  • Must have knowledge of parametric design tools that enable the generation of quick feedback loops from generation of form and performance analysis (structure, acoustics)
  • Must have knowledge of advanced room acoustics

Skills

  • Must be able to use parametric design tools to enable quick feedback loops between geometric exploration of form and performance analysis including structural and acoustic parameters
  • Must be able to make a structural analysis of complex spatial structural systems
  • Must be able to use advanced numerical tools for structural and acoustics analysis of advanced structural systems or rooms

     

Competences

  • Can create a synthesis of architectural, structural and acoustic requirements larger scale buildings, by using parametric design tools that support the definition and control of advanced geometry, digital fabrication and performance analysis

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Exam

Exams

Name of examPerformance-Aided Design: Form, Material, Structure, Acoustics and Fabrication
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Framework Provisions

Facts about the module

Danish titlePerformancebaseret design: Form, materiale, struktur, akustik og fabrikation
Module codeAODATM1K152
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Architecture, Design and Planning