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Fundamentals of Digital Design for Architecture
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Topics
Adobe, Design Architecture, Architecture, Rhino3D
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Digital to Physical: Repetition + Difference: Component-to-System Relationships

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Go at your own pace
4 Sessions / 6 hours of work per session
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English
Topics
Adobe, Design Architecture, Architecture, Rhino3D
Course Description

This course focuses on the design of modules or components that can be assembled/clustered/aggregated to form a larger spatial component system to enhance an existing space. Rather than aggregating identical components (such as bricks which are identical in size and shape), we will be designing our own components that can vary in size and shape to form differentiated component systems. The exercises in this course will introduce and develop parametric thinking skills (without the use of advanced parametric design software) and will require the student to fabricate working prototypes of her/his component system out of simple materials or commonly found items.

schedule

This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Parametric Thinking (December 25, 2018)
This session introduces parametric thinking as a framework to understand a design problem. This framework will be applied in the following sessions to analyze and resolve geometry, material, and spatial design options.
4 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Parametric Thinking
3. Examples of Parametric Design
4. Digital Fabrication
Session 2: Materializing Components (January 1, 2019)
This session deals with materials and making. We will prototype several examples of our parametric component and work out detailing and connections.
4 lessons
1. Material Thinking
2. Craft
3. Feedback Loop
4. Process Documentation & Outro
Session 3: Component Phylogram (January 8, 2019)
In this session we will create a parametric component and investigate its geometric properties. From this component, we can create variant parts that work together by changing geometric parameters.
4 lessons
1. Differentiated Systems
2. Parameterization of a Component
3. Genotype vs Phenotype
4. Process Phylogram & Outro
Session 4: Immersive Spatial Component System (January 15, 2019)
In this session students will make a portion of their parametric component system and install it in a domestic space. Students will photograph this installation with human figures to show how it is occupied or used, as well as at different times of the day and under different lighting conditions.
4 lessons
1. Aggregation
2. Joints + Assembly
3. Design Communication + Graphic Assembly Instructions
4. Spatial Effects
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Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

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What You Need to Take This Course

Prior Knowledge: Prior knowledge of Rhino3D, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop is helpful, but not required.

Materials: Textbook: Johnson and Vermillion (2016), Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students, Routledge.

Equipment: Computer

Software: Rhino 3D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

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If a student signs up for the Fundamentals of Digital Design for Architecture program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

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