Information Models

Summer Semester 2010 | ICD Seminar
Diploma 2.2.5

Prof. A. Menges, A. Walz

Information Models

Concepts for the Integration of computational models and computer-aided manufacturing

In computational design, form is not generated through a series of drawing or modelling operations, but through logical, rule-based procedures and parametrically described associations. In consequence, computational design is focusing on the relationship between form, information and form-generation. The reciprocities between the algorithmic generation and processing of information enable the designer to feed the specific materialization properties and limitations back into the design process. In consequence, the coordination between the variety of relations between the building and the component geometries becomes an essential part of the architectural design. Critical to the design process is the related computational design and construction tools producing information models conducive to the integration of computer-based manufacturing processes.

The core of this course is the theoretical and practical examination of the possibilities of such information-models capable of managing the variety of reciprocities between interrelated building and manufacturing systems. Certain aspects of this will be explored through individual experiments, examining geometric and material-specific definitions of construction and related considerations of detailing and manufacturing process.

No specific skills or prerequisites are required.

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