Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Interactive conceptual design of structural forms

AR-483

Lecturer(s) :

Fivet Corentin Jean Dominique

Language:

English

Summary

The class exposes students to the geometric design of unconventional low-carbon architectural structures. The focus is placed on the conceptual exploration of a rich, diverse solution set. Hand-controlled methods and computational tools are used, as well as strategies to rapidly take key decisions.

Content

Keywords

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

EPFL bachelor classes on structures or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Expected student activities

Regular work throughout the full semester and interaction in the class room.

Assessment methods

The class is punctuated by four mini design projects: (1) selection and transformation of structural typologies and geometries; (2) exploration through physical models; (3) hand-driven generation through graphic statics; and (4) computational generation through graphic statics. Each of the four mini design projects is worth 20% of the final grade. The final oral exam is worth the remaining 20%.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Form and Forces / Allen & Zalewski

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Slides and readings will be published on Moodle.

Websites

Prerequisite for

Projet de master

In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Interactive conceptual design of structural forms
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Interactive conceptual design of structural forms
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11   AAC108 
11-12    
12-13   AAC108 
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German