Computational Design and Fabrication

This one-week blocked seminar bridges fundamental principles of geometric computing and design and leverage these insights to develop new algorithms and tools for 3D shape generation, simulation, structural design, and fabrication in design and engineering. Students are taught innovative computational design solutions for advanced fabrication and construction at various scales at the interface of different scientific disciplines, such as mathematics, computer science, structural engineering and architecture.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the general theory of fabrication-aware design
  • Introduction to application of Computational Geometry and Computational Mechanics in Structural Design
  • Introduction to a specific selected computational architectural and structural design tool and fabrication technology
  • Introduction to the processing of geometry, data structures, robot programming and interfaces
  • Domain-specific case studies with practical design and fabrication task

In collaboration with

  • TT Professorship Structural Design (Prof. Pierluigi D'Acunto)
  • Chair of Structural Analysis (Majid Hojat)