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Code to Production - ARCH9110

Year - 2020

Code to Production is an elective that explores the potential of an iterative design process from parametric variations; to analysis and simulation; to digital prototyping and manufacturing. The course has a two-fold agenda: to examine the performance of complex geometries available through computational design processes, and to translate the optimised design by digital manufacturing into construction and prototype (CNC/robotic fabrication). Based upon the development of a series of controlled variations derived through parametric and scripting methods, the elective aims to further expand an understanding of structural and acoustic performance of these geometries. It reviews an open system of design research in which design process, structural analysis and acoustic analysis are deployed to improve the acoustic and structural performance of complex spatial geometries, and derive fabrication knowledge for architectural practice. The unit of study extends students' knowledge of advanced computational design, interdisciplinary processes and fabrication methodologies by application of commercial and specialist 3D-modelling, scripting, analysis and manufacturing packages (including various software such as McNeel Rhino and Grasshopper, Karamba, RhinoNest and KUKA/prc).

1hr lectures/week, 2hr tutorials/week, 2hr workshops/week

Small exercises (50%), Documentation (50%)


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Intensive December

23 Nov 2020

Department/School: Architecture
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 04 Dec 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
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Unit of Study coordinator: Eduardo De Oliveira Barata
HECS Band: 2
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