Class Digital Processes IV

  • Presentation


    Essentially designed as a Workshop, this course aims to introduce the theme of Building Information Modeling in architectural design.

    Less focused in form searching, it is concerned with highlighting the integration of construction systems throughout the creative process of the project, using the knowledge and skills learned in previous semesters in the Digital Processes and Construction Systems as a starting point.

    Digital tools both, vectorial and parametric, will be used to explore and design architectural and constructiv solutiosn up to the detailing level.

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  • Syllabus



    1.Interoperability between digital production programs

    2. Advanced CAD techniques. Preparation and parameterization of two-dimensional, three-dimensional and non-graphic information

    3. Modeling of the conceptual form using: Modeling of surfaces and modeling of solids. Explore and record alternative project schemes;

    4. General drawings and partial drawings - singular points and details in a digital environment

    5. Compare alternative design solutions based on qualitative, quantitative and performance criteria such as: Volumes and built areas; Response to context; Shading Control; Maximizing solar gains.

    6.Use of two-dimensional information in spatial planning: Filled Regions, Rooms, Area Plans, Keys. Define / register phasing strategies;

    7. Custom Panelization. Facade modeling. Facade sections;

    8. Types of Families. The importance of Maps (windows, carpentry, etc.)

    9. Communication and Presentation of Results

  • Objectives



    Generally associated with the final line of the architectural project, building information modeling redefines the way ideas are generated by leveraging the interconnection of formal creativity with design and technological innovation through the integration of project production tools with parametric capabilities and smart digital objects.

    Acquisition of skills in the field of design tools related to digital production platforms in a parametric environment, focusing on construction processes and systems Using an urban context, it is intended with this course to use parametric (or advanced CAD) tools and platforms to:

    1. Create architectural conceptual forms;

    2. Explore project alternatives based on specific constructive systems;

    3. Respond to project concerns related to the environment and the sustainability, aesthetics and constructability of the proposals.

    4. Communicate results

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Through a workshop environment, with a lecture at the beginning and end of the semester, with a possible guest.


    1. Work developed in class in a workshop environment - 60% of the final grade;

    2.Final Work - 40% of the final grade. value divided into two parts: 1st-Adequacy of the solution to the Program, Site and Owner Requirements (20%); 2nd - Final project (80%).

    3. 2nd season exam: a) Class test: 50%. b) Presentation of works developed during the semester:

    50% Attendances of less than 75% make it impossible to make use of the system of continuous assessment, giving great importance to attendance. Below 50% makes it impossible to apply for the 2nd Season exam.

  • References


    • Eastman, Chuck; Teicholz, Paul; Sacks, Rafael and Liston, Kathleen (2011) BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building
      Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors. 2nd Edition. NY: Wiley.
      Cota: AQ/611-BC
    • Departamento de arquitectura P ge | 3/3 Junho 2013 Levy,Francois (2012) BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable
      Design. NY: Wiley.
      Cota: AQ/613-BC


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