Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course students obtain an advanced knowledge of large-scale parametric design thinking. Students are able to integrated and use these methods within design workflows. Students are able to apply the principles of visual programming in their design task. Students are able to connect different elements/tools out of several softwares to an iterative computatational loop. 


Credits: 3

Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 01.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pia Fricker

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pia Fricker

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The hands-on course explores the possibilities to develop computational methods for representing, analyzing and designing in the field of landscape architecture and urbanism. A lecture series by experts, supplemented through exercises and workshops build up a comprehensive toolkit to operate within the emerging field of computational design. Elements of Mixed Reality (AR/VR), robotics, NC production and data-driven design will open up new ways to address complex design tasks.




Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, seminars and completed approved assignments. Further information given on MyCourses.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Tutored studies 35 hrs (lectures, group work, assignments, seminars, feedback reviews, workshops), independent study 100-175 hrs (assignments), in total 135-210 hrs.

    The course will be held in a compact 1 week workshop format given in May.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Distributed during the course and published in MyCourses.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ARK-2504 Software Basics 2 or equivalent skills.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land



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