Design Computation | CAAD

Department of Architecture | RWTH Aachen University

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The design, planning, construction and operation of user-friendly and sustainable buildings and cities require the close cooperation among many.

The efficient communication between stakeholders is a key factor for the integration of knowledge and information of different disciplines and domains. Next to traditional, two-dimensional technical drawings, a wide range of digital tools are increasingly being used across the whole lifecycle of buildings. These tools are based on shared, interdisciplinary building information models (BIM) that can be used for e.g. requirements management, parametric design variations or the simulation of building physics performance, structural behavior and construction processes.

The study, understanding, application and development of these fundamental methods, technologies and tools are the central aspects of the chair Design Computation – CAAD (Computer Aided Architectural Design).


Often people desire their own software functions and better three-dimensional insights when creating BIM models. The seminar offers an introduction to improve your own BIM-based working methods and to develop your own tools.

Based on the "CAAD.VR" course, we want to use the advanced DC.Prototype f...