This two-week interdisciplinary course aims to lay the foundations of a "force based design“ through theoretical input lectures and presentations. Various examples will show that the structure efficiency depends largely on the flow of forces within the structure. Possible optimization strategies will be discussed in the light of material saving and their impact on architectural form.
This course will introduce you to digital analysis and optimization tools. You will learn to deal with three-dimensional parametric software (Rhino, Grasshopper, Sofistik, Karamba, Geometry Gym, Kangaroo).
Finally, the knowledge acquired will be applied to designing a pedestrian bridge or a slender tower.
Participants will be able to recognize the effects of forces as design parameters. They will recognize the potential of building geometry in the context of architecture and resource-efficient designs.
- Where: Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany
- Application deadline: 15 May
- Course duration: 18 - 30 August
- Course language: English
- Target Groups: Master students, graduates, doctoral candidates and young professionals
- Requirements: Basic knowledge of 3D parametric software is recommended
- Course fee: 490 € (100 € discount for students and alumni, 290 € discount for students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Stahr - HTWK Leipzig
- Dipl.-Ing. Christian Heidenreich - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
- B.Sc. Martin Dembski - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
- Dipl. Eng. Arch. Simon Vogt - Transform Engineers, Hamburg
- Dipl. Bauingenieur FH Nico-Ros-Zeile - ZPF Ingenieure, Basel (CH)