Subject: Digital fabrication in Architecture (12 - AD0003)

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Scientific or art field:Architecture
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Course specification

Course is active from 08.10.2012..

Enabling the students to make physical models of complex forms generated from digital 3D models by using various digital techniques.
To apply acquired knowledge in the further educational process and professional work.
Introduction and definition of the concept of production and digital fabrication in architecture. History and theory of application of 3D models in order to generate architectural models and architectural structures. Geometric principles and strategies of 3D modeling in relation to the different tasks of creating physical models. Techniques for 2D and 3D CAM fabrication. The logic of the 3D model production for CNC (Computer Numerical Control) digital fabrication process. The logic for creating 3D models (Rapid Prototyping) for digital fabrication process. Examples of making physical models generated from 3D digital models in relation to the use of different digital fabrication techniques. The properties of materials used for digitally generated physical models.
Lectures and exercises in the laboratory for modeling and digital fabrication. Consultation.Teaching consists of 3 segments: the theoretical part, demonstration and development of two digitally fabricated models. In the theoretical part the various techniques of digital fabrication and the role of geometry and materials in its construction are described. 2 tasks are performed on exercises. On the first task students work independently, and the second task was designed for work in a team with up to 5 members. Topic can be associated with other subjects such as parametric modeling or generative design in which digitally generated form is defined. 2nd task may be related to the interactive systems, where digitally fabricated model makes structural system capable of changing forms as a response to environmental influences. The course has no formal final exam and is considered to be successfully completed if the student through independent and team work successfully comppletes planned tasks
L. IwamotoDigital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques2009Princeton Architectural PressEnglish
B. KolarevicManufacturing Material Effects: Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture2008RoutledgeEnglish
D. Schodek, M. Bechtold, J.K. Griggs, K. Kao, K. SteinbergDigital Design and Manufacturing: CAD/CAM Applications in Architecture and Design2004WileyEnglish
Course activity Pre-examination ObligationsNumber of points
Complex exercisesYesYes70.00
Lecture attendanceYesYes0.00
Computer exercise attendanceYesNo0.00
Theoretical part of the examNoYes30.00
Name and surnameForm of classes
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Stavrić Milena
Guest Professor

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Wiltsche Albert
Guest Professor

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Mitov Dejan
Assistant - Master

Computational classes