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Our Master in Computational Design and Constrcution is still open for applications for the academic year 2014-15, starting September 2014 until July 31, 2014.
› more about: Applications welcome!
New Alucobond panels (320cm by 180cm) for our projects
Following our good experiences with milling and folding alucobond panels, we received one more delivery of the material. It is going to be used within one of our thesis projects. We are looking forward to see the innovative results. We would like to thank Alucobond for supporting us with the material.
› more about: Food for our milling machine
Milled dovetail connections
The workshop was part of our module “New Technologies”, driven by Linda Hildebrand. Within the module we had a closer look on traditional Buildingpart connections, trying to rethink them by using computational tools.
› more about: Reinvention of the dovetail connection
design results of the workshop with Sebastian Bächer and Hans Sachs
In a 5-day compact workshop, students from MCDC created several real size folded furniture prototypes from flat sheet composite materials such as DiBond®, AlucoBond® and Hylite®.
The workshop is part of the series „digital crafting“ – a methodological didactical design concept that intertwines the design and production process. While developing their individual design concepts, students focused on material properties, behavior and digital processing techniques.
› more about: design – material – production
Within our Digital Fabrication Module, the M-CDC group joined an additive Manufacturing Workshop hosted by Materialise. The event took place in their headquarter in Leuven, Belgium.
› more about: Materialise Workshop
Focus: Additive Manufacturing
The MCDC group visited Designers, Manufactures, a FabLab and a Research Institute as well as two Museums during an excursion with a focus on Additive Manufacturing.
› more about: Digital Fabrication in Cologne and Paderborn
Ceremonial hand over of the certificates
In February 2014 the first graduates of our international Masterprogram in Computational Design and Construction received their certificates.
› more about: First M-CDC graduates!
Computational Design result by Ethan Kerber
The results of the Computational Design module have been presented by MCDCs first year group. Starting from a case-study-research on an existing structure the findings of the analysis were translated into a new form-generating strategy, taking into account parameters of performance, materialization and construction.
› more about: Computational Design
EuroMold fair in Frankfurt
The MCDC class spent two eventful and informative days in Frankfurt. The first day of our excursion we spent at the EuroMold 2013 - the worldwide leading trade fair for moldmaking and tooling, design and application development. The entire process chain from design to prototyping to series production was presented by various industries, showing the latest advances in additive and subtractive manufacturing as well as 3D-scanning and engineering software development.
› more about: EuroMold and Bollinger+Grohmann
Different results derived from the same task: the design of a simple 2D-module that can constitute a complex 3D-system
In December 2013 Jens Böke gave a lecture on “Digital Tools // Physical Systems” at the Hindustan University in Chennai, India. He also hosted three Computational Design workshops, two for postgraduate as well as one for undergraduate students.
› more about: M-CDC Digital Tools // Physical Systems