The professorship Computational Architecture develops methods and techniques for a more sophisticated, smarter digital design support. The general approach is to aggregate the designers' past experience using data analysis techniques and optimization algorithms to develop a smart design support system that can assist in finding the best compromises for complex design problems. The teaching introduces students to the latest future-oriented digital methods for simulation, analysis and automation from the fields of research and new industrial developments.
After four years of intensive work, the workgroup "Architectural Informatics" released a compendium on digital methods in architecture in 2020.
We are happy to announce the release of the book "Atlas of Digital Architecture", in which Reinhard König and Sven Schneider co-authored two chapters.
"The Atlas offers an orientation to the myriad ways in which computers are used in architecture today, such as: 3D Modelling and CAD; Rendering and Visualisation; Scripting, Typography, Text & Code; Digital Manufacturing and Model Making; GIS, BIM, Simulation, and Big Data & Machine Learning, to name but these.
Throughout, the Atlas provides both a historical perspective and a conceptual outlook to convey a sense of continuity between past, present, and future; and going beyond the confines of the traditional textbook, it also postulates a theoretical framework for architecture in the 21st century.
The Atlas of Digital Architecture then understands itself as an invitation to the rich feast of possibilities and professional profiles that digital technology puts on the table today, and hopes to whet the reader’s appetite for exploring and sampling their great potential."
The book is available as printed version and digital:
The editors of the book gave an online presentation at the DAM (Deutsches Architekturmuseum):
DigiWo Research Project Funded by ZukunftBau
We are granted by ZukunftBau for the project DigiWo: Digital methods for integrated and scale independent generation, analysis and exploration of residential building variants // Nov. 2018 – Dec. 2020 //
More details here.
»Best Paper Award« des Symposiums an der TU Delft geht an Wissenschaftler der Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Dr. Reinhard König, Juniorprofessor für Computational Architecture, Dr. Sven Schneider, Vertretungsprofessor für Informatik in der Architektur sowie Dipl.-Ing. Martin Bielik, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Professur Informatik in der Architektur haben für das Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) an der TU Delft gemeinsam den Beitrag »System Dynamics for Modeling Metabolism Mechanisms for Urban Planning« verfasst.
The Junior Professorship Computational Architecture started its activities on October 2015.
New Demonstration Video for Computational Urban Synthesis
This video demonstrates the procedural methods for generating street networks, blocks, parcels ans buildings. They are provided as Grasshopper components and are developed by the Computational Plannig Group http://cplan-group.net