HS2014 | Digital Urban Simulation

Sep - 22 - 2014

HS2014 | Digital Urban Simulation

A solid knowledge of computational methods is an increasingly important key competence for future architects or urban planners. In this course you will learn how to analyze and generate spatial configurations with advanced computational methods.

A solid knowledge of computational methods is an increasingly important key competence for future architects or urban planners. In this course you will learn how to analyze and generate spatial configurations with advanced computational methods.

In a series of theory lectures we explore how designing and planning of cities could become evidence based by using scientific methods. Various exercises will provide training for your skills in working with state-of-the-art yet office proven design tools (Depthmap, Ecotect, and Rhino/Grasshopper). In an integral project work, you will deepen your knowledge in spatial analysis and simulation methods such as Space Syntax using Depthmap software and environmental analysis with the program Ecotect. In addition you will acquire skills for using analysis methods for generative design processes. Therefore we introduce you into the parametric design software Grasshopper for Rhino 3D.

Based on the methods introduced during the semester, you will learn and understand different effects of planning and design interventions on urban life. At the end of the course you will be able to interpret analysis and simulation results, and to apply correspondent computational methods for your own planning projects.

Lecture, HIT F22 - Value Lab
Exercise, HIT H12

Flyer

Supervision:

Dr. Reinhard König

Estefania Tapias

 

Sep - 16 - 2013

Depthmap Software and Tutorial

Depthmap is a Software developed at UCL for spatial analysis.

Depthmap is a Software developed at UCL for spatial analysis.

Sep - 22 - 2014

L01 – Introduction to the course

Dr. Reinhard König, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Dr. Reinhard König, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Sep - 29 - 2014

L01(2) – Guest Lecture

Guest lecture from Dafna Fisher-Gewirtzman

Guest lecture from Dafna Fisher-Gewirtzman

Sep - 30 - 2014

L02 – Space Syntax I

Dr. Reinhard König / Introduction to the course

Dr. Reinhard König / Introduction to the course

Oct - 10 - 2014

L03 – Space Syntax II

Dr. Reinhard König / Space syntax II

Dr. Reinhard König / Space syntax II

Oct - 17 - 2014

L04 – Space Syntax III

Dr. Reinhard König / Space syntax III

Dr. Reinhard König / Space syntax III

Oct - 27 - 2014

L05 – Measuring Urban Microclimate I

Estefania Tapias Pedraza / Measuring Urban Microclimate I

Estefania Tapias Pedraza / Measuring Urban Microclimate I

Nov - 03 - 2014

L06 – Measuring Urban Microclimate II

Estefania Tapias Pedraza / Measuring Urban Microclimate II

Estefania Tapias Pedraza / Measuring Urban Microclimate II

Nov - 10 - 2014

L07 – Generative Design workshop

Matthias Standfest

 

 

Nov - 20 - 2014

L08 – Empirical Studies

Dr. Reinhard König / Empirical Studies

Dr. Reinhard König / Empirical Studies

Aug - 12 - 2015

Guest Lecture 10/09/2015 – PROFESSOR YEHUDA Kalay

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.

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.