HS2016 | Digital Urban Simulation

Aug - 23 - 2016

HS2016 | 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 more 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 corresponding computational methods to your own planning projects.

Lecture, HIT F22 - Value Lab
Exercises, HIT H12

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Teaching material is provided on moodle

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Supervision:

Peter Buš

Estefania Tapias

 

Sep - 28 - 2016

L01 – Introduction to the course

Dr. Peter Buš, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Dr. Peter Buš, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Oct - 05 - 2016

L02 – Introduction into Space Syntax, Connectivity, Accessibility, Path detection

Slides: Spatiality, Intro to Space Syntax, Connectivity, Accessibility, Path Detection

Links: Open Street Map, Grasshopper3D, Food4Rhino

 

Exercise:

Import Open Street Map data into the Rhino | Grasshopper interface. Analyse the [...]

Oct - 11 - 2016

L03 – Choice measurement, Visibility in Space Syntax: Isovist and Isovist Fields

Slides : Choice measurement, Visibility in Space Syntax: Isovist and Isovist Fields

Exercise:


  • Continue working with the street network you already have or choose your own neighbourhood you know well. [...]

Oct - 17 - 2016

L04 – Urban Patterns Formation: Bottom-up Patterns | Emergent Urban Strategies

Slides

- Urban Patterns Formation: Bottom-up Patterns | Emergent Urban Strategies

Exercise 4

Download any topography data (any GeoTIFF relief -Digital Elevation data from https://geodata4edu.ethz.ch/portal.jsp

or earthexplorer.)

Convert to JPEG, import the file to Rhino, make [...]

Nov - 07 - 2016

L05_Measuring Urban Microclimate I

Estefania Tapias Pedraza / Measuring Urban Microclimate I

Estefania Tapias Pedraza / Measuring Urban Microclimate I

Nov - 14 - 2016

L06_ Measuring Urban Microclimate II

Estefania Tapias Pedraza / Measuring Urban Microclimate II

Estefania Tapias Pedraza / Measuring Urban Microclimate II

Nov - 23 - 2016

Final Examination

Final Examination

Final Examination