Schedule: 24.08.2020 - 28.08.2020
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The course takes part at the end of the summer teaching period as one-week long workshop
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Basic knowledge of digital fabrication. Students will learn how to use various fabrication machines, with specific emphasis on 3D printers and six-axis robots, and how to prepare their designs for fabrication on these machines.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The course is an introduction into basics of digital fabrication. Building up on the ideas of the course Design of Structures Algorithmic Design, it explores ways designs can be physically articulated through means of digital production. The course postulates and tests the thesis that architectural design was always conditioned by the available means of architectural production. As those means changed with the technology they were reflected in the way designs evolve, making these two areas, design and production, inseparable. Today, computer numerical control and robotics not only pervade industrial production, but also start influencing the production of architecture.
This course will provide the students with a holistic perspective into the contemporary production context, point out challenges for architects and builders in the years ahead, as well as provide specific skills for them to use in architectural practice. The course will cover an introduction into laser cutting and milling, with specific emphasis on 3D printing and robotic fabrication. The course is taught as intense one-week long workshop at the end of the summer teaching period.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Assessment is based on successfully following daily tutorials and finishing an individual assignment.
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
For 3 cr the total workload is 80 hrs. This includes input lectures (20 hrs), exercises (20 hrs), independent study (30 hrs), and final presentation (10 hrs). Optinal design exercise (workload: 81 hr) can be used to gain additional 3cr.
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Course reader and technical manuals will be provided to students in digital format over MyCourses.
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Working knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper (ARK-A2504 Software Basics 2 or equivalent & ARK-E2512 Parametric Design or equivalent). Working knowledge of Python (ARK-E2513 Algorithmic Design or equivalent).
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
passs / fail
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)
The order of priority is as follows:
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
- exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
- students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
- other students.
Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.
This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.
Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Detailed schedule will be announced in March/April