AR-327 / 3 credits

Teacher: Settimi Andrea

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

This course introduces the students to text programming practice in 3D modeling (Rhinoceros3D). The main objective of the course is to develop a computational mindset to maximize the use of efficient digital tools in architectural design.

Content

Keywords

Computational-thinking, architecture, coding, 3D-modeling, architecture-programming

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

  • AR-114 : Modélisation numérique
  • AR-219 : Introduction aux outils CAO en architecture

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the different modeling techniques
  • Classify these techniques by their degree of efficiency
  • Develop • Code and debug simple to medium advanced Python code
  • Develop • Creatively use RhinoCommon’s API and programming to solve complex design tasks.
  • Propose an appropriate method to build a script and implement it.

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

  • Lectures (1/3 to 1/2 of each session)
  • In-class tutorials (1/2 to 2/3 of each session)

Expected student activities

  • Participation during the course
  • Pro-active attitude for class exercises
  • Independent realization of exercises after each week

Assessment methods

An evaluation is done at the end of each 2,3 weeks with an exercise to be handed in for the following week on the theme studied. Each test has the same coefficient in order to obtain a continuous control throughout the course.

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

Yes

Bibliography

  • Aiello, Carlo. eVolo 6: Digital and Parametric Architecture. Los Angeles, eVolo, 2014.
  • Helmut Pottmann, Andreas Asperl, Michael Hofer, Axel Kilian. Architectural Geometry. Bentley Institute Press, 2007

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Introduction to computational architecture
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Introduction to computational architecture
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14   BC02 
14-15    
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 13h - 15h: Lecture BC02