This unit introduces a set of principles and skills in algorithmic architecture. Through a series of parametric design exercises, modelling is construed as an explicit formulation of architectural design problem and opportunities. This includes defining design logic and parameter as well as converting data into meaningful information for design analysis and synthesis. The parametric model's performance will be contested by how well it delivers the design intentions and ventures new design opportunities. Students will be exposed to various computational design methods to develop their understanding of the basic principles in architectural computing.
Lecture 1 hr/wk, tutorials 3 hrs/wk
Assessment 1 (35%), Assessment 2 (50%), Exam (15%) - (all individual)
Basic skills in 3D modelling
BAEN2002 and BDES2013