FS2011 | LECTURE II

Feb - 26 - 2011

Lecture II – NEW METHODS IN URBAN SIMULATION

The course consists of lectures and exercises of state-of-the-art and emerging simulation methods that can assist urban planners, architects and landscape planners in the design process. The simulations are based on the stocks and flows model and include parameters such as density, transportation, materials, capital, sustainability and visualization. Topics include but are not limited to the teaching of GIS based city modeling, recent urban growth prediction systems, pattern-based modeling in City Engine, building simulation, visualization and the prototyping of large scale city models. This course will start with a case-study introduction, present design pattern recognition and implementation into urban models. The course continues with techniques for energy simulation on an urban scale and introduces methods for the real time visualization of urban scenarios.
Analyzing the example of Altstetten (Zurich) the important tools and methods for the modeling, simulation, visualization and analyses of the large scales urban models will be introduces and trained.

The course is structured into six lectures, including one guest lecture, seven exercises, individual coaching hours every Thursday and independent work. Working in groups is a core part of the didactic concept.

The course is coordinated with “Simulating Urban Design Futures”.

Responsibles:
Lecture, Mo 9:00-10:30, HIT H12: Jan Halatsch
Exercises, Mo 10:45-13:00, HIT H12: Jan Halatsch, Yuliya Schlegel, Aiste Plentaite

Schedule/Flyer

Certificate of achievement:
Graded examination at the end of semester.
Successful participation in exercise course, workshop week and semester project thesis.

Credit points:
Successful participation will be honored with 6 ECTS and grade.

Materials:
Course slides, exercises, project templates, literature, and examination questionnaires will be made available upon request.

Exercise 1:

Site Analysis, Altstetten. Form groups and chose one of the eight areas in Altstetten


L02 | 07-03-2011

Introduction to pattern-based modeling

Lecture 2

Exercise 2:

Definition of the urban guidelines, Altstetten


14-03-2011

Mid-term critic I

Student presentation of site analysis and urban guidelines, Altstetten

Exercise 3:

City Engine Tutorials


21-03-2011

Seminar week (no lecture)


L03 | 28-03-2011

Methods for simulating and visualizing urban areas (Prof. Dr. Daniel Aliaga)

Lecture 3

Exercise 4:

Modeling urban scenarios with PurdueSim


L04 | 04-04-2011

Urban models as think tools

Lecture 4

Exercise 5:

Pattern-based Modeling. Implementation of urban designs with CityEngine


11-04-2011

Mid-term critic II


L05 | 18-04-2011

Methods for the analysis of urban performance

Lecture 5

Exercise 6:

Ecotect analysis


L06 | 02-05-2011

Collaborative City Design

Lecture 6

Exercise 7:

Preparation for End Presentation


09-05-2011

Individual work (no lecture)


16-05-2011

Individual work (no lecture)


23-05-2011

Test and presentation of student works


Jun - 01 - 2011

Final_PT Group 1

1 Fischer, Fraenzi
2 Koschack, Jennifer
3 Perret, Myriam
4 Pietrzko, Natalie

Jun - 07 - 2011

FINAL_PT GROUP 2

1 Toedtli, Sascha
2 Valcarce, Alvaro

Jun - 07 - 2011

FINAL_PT GROUP 3

1 Deering, Danny
2 Lehmann, Mireille
3 Orsolini, Fabio
4 Steinmann, Jared
5 Tomova, Boriana

Jun - 07 - 2011

FINAL_PT GROUP 5

1 Li, Bingyi
2 Ernst, Sebastian

Jun - 07 - 2011

FINAL_PT GROUP 6

1 Hilti, Luis
2 Wullschleger , Tobias
3 Kortemeier, Jakob
4 Benz, Katahrina

Jun - 07 - 2011

FINAL_PT GROUP 7

1 Hashimoto, Mayumi
2 Kneer, Alexander
3 Kumakura, Eiko
4 Shea, Natasha
5 Yang, Chuan