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. [...] Read more
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. [...] Read more
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. [...] Read more
Ceremonial hand over of the certificates
In February 2014 the first graduates of our international Masterprogram in Computational Design and Construction received their certificates. [...] Read more
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. [...] Read more
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. [...] Read more
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. [...] Read more
Design carried out with Revit/Vasari by Juan Sepulveda
The aim of the exercise within the M-CDC BIM-module was to develop a design concept for a high-rise building in Hamburgs HafenCity that is based on a consistent and performative Building Information Model. The building was supposed to be developed on a specific site within the HafenCity Masterplan. [...] Read more
This years M-CDC group
The second year of our post-graduate Master program is up and running. We have again an enthusaistic group of students from around the world. [...] Read more
structural optimization by Rodrigo Velasco
Matthias Rippmann, Co-founder of ROK architectural office and researcher in the BLOCK Research Group introduced the Rhinoceros Plug-In RhinoVAULT.
The digital tool got emerged from current research on structural form finding using the Thrust-Network-Approach to intuitively create and explore compression-only structures. Using reciprocal diagrams, it provides an intuitive, fast method, adopting the same advantages of techniques such as Graphic Statics, but offering a viable extension to fully three-dimensional problems. The goal is to share key aspects of the research in a comprehensible and transparent setup to create beautiful shapes but also to give an understanding of the underlying structural principles.
The workshop was part of our Project Construction module to support the designprojects with an additional input on structural optimization. [...] Read more