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SS15 PROJECT_POSTED_BY Liss C. Werner     April 1, 2015    

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ANALOGUE DIGITAL COMPUTATIONAL
SYNT[H]ACKS MUTATION \\ re-searching digital architecture
Prof. Liss C. Werner

 

The elective ‘Analogue, Digital, Computational – Syn[th]acks Mutation‘ is a research elective focusing on

THE THEORY AND MAKING OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE DIGITAL

It acts as a co-requisite to the studio ‘Codes in the Clouds VIII’ and as elective for all other students wanting to extend their knowledge about and skills of the commonalities, differences and tangents of the three. Projects are executed in the two modes “digital” and “analogue”, whereby the outcome is a juxtaposition of the two. We do want to find out how can rule-based operations differ when carried out digitally or analogue, how does the usage of different tools and/or different materials affect the outcome?. We are inventing and analyzing systems, patterns, grammar, syntax and code. Students will learn how to differentiate between, genotypes, phenotypes, algorithmic, parametric, digital, analogue, rule-based, descriptive, mutation, morphology, and so forth.

The elective nourishes individual research on the following topics:

- material and operation

- material intelligence

- structure, geometry and performance

- physical computing

- hardware and software

- cybernetic diagramming

- design systems

Further three parts are complimenting each other:

A smaller part focusing on theory, requiring reading

A large explorative practical part, requiring making, a lot !

A constant part using digital tools (GH or Processing)

We draw our foundations from the history of digital tools and algorithmic design, the latter ranging back to Al-Khwarizmi, the author of On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals, 825 AD and passing Alberti, Gaudi, le Corbusier and Peter Eisenman as well as Doxiadis, Iannis Xenakis and Frei Otto. Rather that focusing on the question of all this ‘digital stuff’ serves a resilient future, we are focusing on the architectural exploration itself. The elective follows a workshop ‘Grammar, Code and Computation’ focusing on platonic geometry.

 

Enrollment is open now !
Students who are interested, kindly join the elective group link :http://www.dia-live.com/se/groupitem/Analogue-Digital-Computational

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