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Computational Design and Fabrication

Full course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Computational Design and Fabrication
Course code: 
40 403
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2014 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian / English
Required prerequisite knowledge

Prerequisites: Working Knowledge in Rhino.
NOTE: The course is only open to students of the ACDL and SCL studio courses.

Course content

The elective course will serve the Advanced Computational Design Studio and the Scarcity and Creativity Studio. Organized into two parallel strands the students can choose either the associative modelling session or the digital fabrication component.
Each strand consists of three intense one-week sessions focused on learning and experimentation.

The associative modelling component introduces beginners to associative design and those that already know Grasshopper to a series of generative tools within the software. Beginners will be given a selected architectural design to model, while advanced Grasshopper users will examine the possibility of evolving different types of continuous urban fabric.

The digital fabrication component will introduce different digitally driven fabrication methods. Students will individually research one of these methods and either produce a paper or explore related methods and tools.

Learning outcome

At hte end of the course the student will have gained knowledge in associative modelling / digital fabrication

The student will have skills in associative modelling / digital fabrication.

General competence
After passed course the student will have knowledge and skills related to the studio course.

Working and learning activities

1. Lectures and seminars on selected topics regarding computational design and/or fabrication
2. Tutorials on an individual and group basis concerning skill building
3. Instructions towards master level self-guided research and project development.
4. Workshop sessions that introduce specific themes and skills

Note: All instructions are based on active participation by the students and 90 % attendance.

Presence required
Not required
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Presence required:Not required
Form of assessmentGroupingGrading scale
Other assessment method, define in comment field-Pass / fail
Form of assessment:Other assessment method, define in comment field
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Workload activityComment
Group workattendance
Written assignmentsattendance, delivered material
relevance, quality and scope
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Workload activity:Group work
Workload activity:Written assignments
Comment:attendance, delivered material
Workload activity:
Comment:relevance, quality and scope