Semester start 2014/15

Semester start 2014/15

impressions from the workshop

impressions from the workshop

We started the new academic year with an intensive introduction week . Among many opportunities to get known to each other, there were also first workshops and lectures with a focus on upcoming topics. We look forward to an exciting new semester, welcome to our new international M-CDC students.

SunSys – project to be realised

SunSys – project to be realised

The lasercutted Systemprototype contains the openings and closings as defined in 3D

The lasercutted system prototype with open and closed areas

SunSys is a spatial system of planar elements developed by Jens Böke. It is able to form double curved geometries with different opening degress. After its first application as a parametric Pavilion Design in 2008, it will be now fabricated in scale 1:1 as a double cuvred wall on our Campus Emilie in Detmold.

Applications welcome!

Applications welcome!

Join the M-CDC team

Join the M-CDC team

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.

Food for our milling machine

Food for our milling machine

new Alucobond panels (320cm by 180cm) for our projects

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.

Reinvention of the dovetail connection

 Reinvention of the dovetail connection

Milled component integrated connectors

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.

design – material – production

design – material – production

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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.

Materialise Workshop

Materialise Workshop

Materialise workshop

Startup presentation

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.

Digital Fabrication in Cologne and Paderborn

Digital Fabrication in Cologne and Paderborn

Focus: Additive Manufacturing

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.

First M-CDC graduates!

 First M-CDC graduates!

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Ceremonial hand over of the certificates

In February 2014 the first  graduates of our international Masterprogram in Computational Design and Construction received their certificates.

Computational Design

Computational Design result by Ethan Kerber

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.