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Force Based Design: Bauhaus Summer School

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Force Based Design: Bauhaus Summer School

Time: August 18, 2013 to August 30, 2013
Location: Germany, Weimar, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Street: Belvederer Allee 1A
City/Town: Weimar
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Phone: 0049 (0)3643 583079
Event Type: analysis, course, digital, optimization, structural
Organized By: Alexander Stahr, Christian Heidenreich, Martin Dembski
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2021

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Force Based Design towards Resource Efficient Construction                                                               

A steeply rising world population, economic globalization and the rapid increase of resource and energy consumption identify significant developments of our time. Against this background and in the context of sustainable fairness to future generations, there will be a greater focus on energy and ressource efficient building structures.

This interdisciplinary course aims to lay the foundations of a „force based design“ through theoretical input lectures and presentations. Varying examples will show that the efficiency of structures depends largely on the flow of forces within the structure. Possible optimisation strategies will be discussed in the light of material saving and their impact on architectural form.

This course will introduce you to the use of digital analysis and optimization tools. You will learn to deal with three-dimensional parametric software (Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, Sofistik, Karamba, GeometryGym, Kangaroo).

Finally, the knowledge acquired will be applied and developed in designing a pedestrian bridge or a slender tower.

Participants will be able to recognize the effects of forces as design parameters. They will recognize the potential of building geometry in the context of architecture and resource-efficient designs.

» Application deadline    15 May
» Course duration         18 - 30 August
» Course language        English
» Target Groups           Master students, graduates, doctoral
                                candidates and young professionals
» Requirements            basic knowledge of 3D parametric
                                software is recommended
» Course fee               490 €
                                (100 € discount for students and alumni)
                                (290 € discount for students of the
                                 Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

» Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Stahr - HTWK Leipzig
» Dipl.-Ing. Christian Heidenreich - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
» B.Sc. Martin Dembski - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Guest Lecturers
» Dipl. Eng. Arch. Simon Vogt - Transform Engineers, Hamburg
» Dipl. Bauingenieur FH Nico-Ros-Zeile - ZPF Ingenieure, Basel (CH)

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