Thursday, March 14, 2019

Master Parametric Design in Architecture - UPC School Barcelona

Ivan Ferrero (MPDA19)

The Master Parametric Design in Architecture of UPCSchool in Barcelona is a unique opportunity to critically review computational design towards a more challenging and self-demanding commitment to environmental constraints.

MPDA focuses in:
  • Design and optimization of lightweight building systems, mainly through form-finding processes, including tensile architecture
  • Generation of efficient form by efficient means: guiding computational thinking and tools to the simplification of processes and material efficiency
  • Integration with professional workflows and industrial standards, although keeping a wide space for experimentation, research and industry oriented innovation  
It's taught in English at the UPC Barcelona Metropolitan School of Architecture where its Model Workshop, Digital Laboratory and Technology, and Innovation Research Team CODA support students to explore all the possibilities of parametric design. Students will benefit of a Rhinoceros license during the master, apart from the intensive workshops on specific plugins sometimes with their own creators (Kangaroo, Wallacei, Octopus, Karamba, K2Eng, Kiwi3d, Millipede, Honeybee, among others).  The program is well known for the intense series of lectures and workshops with international leading experts on computation and construction.


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