Collection of semiars and its results from past semesters
Summer Semester 2016
In SS 2016 the professorship offers a project module Computational Urban Design assigned to the project SynCity by InfAR. Students who do not participate at the SynCity project may define an individual task.
In this seminar we extend provided components for Grasshopper/Rhino3D by using scripting languages. The goal is to control the synthesis of new urban designs by your own algorithms.Furthermore you get skills to extend the given Grasshopper components by your own ones and to develop an advanced level of algorithmic design thinking.
In the beginning there is an introduction to programming. We explore scripting techniques for Grasshopper/Rhino3D by using scripting components for C# or Python. In the second part of the seminar your are introduced to optimization techniques, which allows you to synthesize designs with specific performance measures. Finally you develop your own project with a specific focus in the context of the SynCity project or for an individual topic.
You can get 3CP for submitting the homework tasks and another 3CP for an individual seminar project.
The lectures on Tuesdays start at 9:15 in the computer pool. The consultation on Thursday are flexible and can be arranged individually.
Please inscribe to the course via this moodle website:
The inscription key is "Computational".
|26.04.2016||Introduction to Scripting||Basic programming concepts|
|Using Grasshopper C# component|
|Homework task:||Customize given examples for variables, conditions/branches and loops etc.|
|17.05.2016||Applications||Custom rules for generating urban patterns|
|Homework task:||Implement own generative rules|
|24.05.2016||Optimization||Develop own fitness functions and chromosomes|
|Preparation for own project|
|Homework task:||Develop own optimization example and develop semester project|
|21.06.2016||Own project||Discussion of concepts for own semester project|
|12.07.2016||Final presentation||Submission of written documentation|