Teaching activities in Design Computation are focused on enabeling student to understand and use principles, methods and tools of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). It enables future architects and planners apply this knowledge across all lifecylce stages of buildings including (but not limited to) early and concptual desing.
Beyond traditional means of geometric modelling and drafting, information modelling approchaches are a key enabler for iterative, interdisciplinary and integrated design and optimization cycles to improve the quality and sustainability of the past, present and future built environment.
While mandatory lectures and excercises in the Bachelor phase introduce students to the current state of the art and enable them to apply this knowledge efficiently, the projects and classes in the Master phase of the curriculum introduce students to research questions and challenges of possible future developments. Knowledge and skills from the fields of computer science enable students to adress these challenges and develop approaches in their own research projects.