Computational Design Methods :: CDM 19.2

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In this seminar, various fundamentals of computer-based design methods and their applications are taught. These include:

  • (i) theoretical basics,
  • (ii) parametric modeling,
  • (iii) spatial analysis methods,
  • (iv) introduction to programming/scripting with C#,
  • (v) introduction to BIM,
  • (vi) introduction to VR / AR using Unity,
  • (vii) new web technologies to visualize your own data.

Learning objectives

You learn in detail how to combine various computational design methods and tools for specific planning or design aspects.

The knowledge provided through online seminars will be deepened in consultations and documented in several exercises.


No prior technical knowledge is required.


Reinhard König (course coordinator – Send Mail), Sven Schneider, Martin Dennemark, Olaf Kammler, Ondrej Veseley


Please, install the following software that we use for this course:

  • Rhino3D version 6 // Grasshopper. You may download a 90 days evaluation version here.
  • AutoCAD Revit. There is a free student version here.
  • Unity: There is a free student version here.

Course Content

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Parametric Modelling
Introduction to Programming
BIM & Analysis
Web & AR
Semester Documentation

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