Architectural Algorithms

Seminar co-taught with Richard Schaffranek or Robert Thum

With the emer­gence of ever more sophis­ti­cated dig­i­tal design tools and new dig­i­tal con­struc­tion meth­ods archi­tects are in need of a dif­fer­ent design method­ol­ogy. An overview of algo­rith­mic design the­ory is given and var­i­ous algo­rith­mic meth­ods such as cel­lu­lar automata, swarms, pop­u­la­tion think­ing, affor­dance and pro­duc­tion sys­tems are intro­duced by exam­ple. The devel­op­ment of gen­er­a­tive algo­rithms is prac­ticed. The course gives an intro­duc­tion to end user script­ing and stu­dents are encour­aged to con­tinue learn­ing self-dependently. Man­ual or auto­mated algo­rith­mic oper­a­tions are expected for the sem­i­nars’ projects.

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