Archive & Results

Collection of semiars and its results from past semesters

Very impressive results of the SynCityII urban design class led by InfAR 2016/17, supported by Computational Architecture

SYNCITY2020 | Parametric Masterplanning - Students projects compiled from InfAR (Bauhaus Weimar) on Vimeo.

Wonderful video documentation of the SynCity urban design class led by InfAR 2016, supported by Computational Architecture

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".

26.04.2016Introduction to Scripting Basic programming concepts
Using Grasshopper C# component
Homework task:Customize given examples for variables, conditions/branches and loops etc.
28.04.2016Individual consultations
17.05.2016ApplicationsCustom rules for generating urban patterns
Homework task:Implement own generative rules
19.05.2016Individual consultations
24.05.2016OptimizationDevelop own fitness functions and chromosomes
Preparation for own project
Homework task:Develop own optimization example and develop semester project
26.05.2016Individual consultations
21.06.2016Own project Discussion of concepts for own semester project
23.06.2016Individual consultations
12.07.2016Final presentationSubmission of written documentation