“Livable Future Cities” is the second Massive Urban Online Course in a series of MOOCS under the title “Future Cities”. The series aims to bring the latest research results on planning, managing and transforming cities to those places in the world where this knowledge has the highest benefit for its citizens.
The elective course ‘Information Architecture of Cities’ opens a holistic view on existing and new cities, with focus on Asia. The goal is to better understand the city by going beyond the physical appearance and by focusing on different representations, properties and impact factors of the urban system. As course requirement, there will be three short exercises.
In this course students analyze architectural and urban design using current computational methods. Based on these analyses the effects of planning can be simulated and understood.
It is increasingly important to know how to work with big amounts of data – especially in such highly complex fields like architecture and urban planning. Thus participants will learn how to to create whole landscapes of designs in a semi-automatic manner.
Excursions in Performance-Based Computational Design:
Performance-based computational design has become a popular research topic, but its use in practice has remained limited. This talk will define fundamental performance-based design methods, and present examples from studio and research projects at varying scales. A number of web-based tools developed to facilitate the use of such methods will also be presented.
As an invited guest in Moon & Jeon’s exhibition “News from Nowhere” we present the roughly 2000 images sent in as part of three exercises in our MOOC using an interactive touch-screen application. The app features three modes: 1) all messages 2) a game 3) an exhibition history.
SIMULATING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN YET UN-BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
Current building models, including BIM, support only evaluations based on physical and material characteristics of the building. The talk presents research that aims to remedy that shortcoming by developing a comprehensive building modeling method, which will allow simulation of human behaviour in future buildings, thus help designers and their clients make better decisions about the future product.
Transdisciplinary summer school
25 June – 11 July 2014
Gideon Aschwanden measures air pollution in Singapore before and during the haze period
Commentary available at Straits Times Singapore
Prof. Schmitt’s commentary on city development and liveability based on the work of SEC’s “Future City Lab” in Singapore.
Commentary available at www.todayonline.com