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Performative Parametric Design

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.

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UPC School

This postgraduate course can be attended as part of the master's degree Parametric Design in Architecture.

Parametric design is based on the creation of algorithms that make the most of a set of "initial data", i.e. the parameters. This postgraduate course will provide students with the necessary skills to be able to establish the parameters for consideration in a given design, and how to generate an optimized algorithm to manipulate them.

Optimization, functionality and synergy of the properties are what are meant by the expression "performative". But this not only a lexicographical aspect - it is a new way of designing.

"Parametric Design and BIM" gives competences to use the power of BIM (database design), with the ability to generate those databases and manipulate them using parametric algorithms. The student obtains a double result: globalization and optimization of the task of designing.

Meanwhile, parametric design has by no means meant the end of geometric design. It is necessary to perform well in all fields of architecture, and in the executive phase, this performance must also be related to technology. "Algorithmics in Technology in Architecture" will use parametric design applied to construction, analysis of structures and installation, conditioning and services, providing students with new skills than cannot be acquired in the traditional teaching of these subjects.

The same principle is true of "Parametric Design in Planning and Landscape". In this case it is urban planning, in all its aspects, which gives the student these new skills.

Finally, it will come as no surprise that "Studio 2. Post-production and Building" will be the point of convergence for all the learning acquired, in a comprehensive architectural design and a series of small format mini-workshops, included in the workshop itself.   The student will present the knowledge acquired in the other subjects. In all these exercises, the final result will be optimized, and better than the design which has been used to create a new item or the new properties in various architectural elements.

At the end of this second postgraduate course, the students will be able to offer skills in handling applied parametric tools in architectural design in all its aspects. These skills would have been difficult to obtain on independent courses simply based on the use of parametric software and hardware.

Aims

Being able to focus architectural design in order to obtain projects that include parametric design.

To provide the student with knowledge for the analysis and reproduction of parameters.

To use and manage the latest generation of tools.

Who is it for

Graduates in architecture, building engineers, quantity surveyors and/or surveyors, industrial engineers in various fields, civil engineers, and technical engineers of public works.

Professionals including consultants, planners and interior designers who have skills in the field of architectural design, building or urban planning, and other professionals wishing to refocus or supplement their skills or begin their own business project.

Content

Subjects

Parametric Design and BIM
6 ECTS. 42 teaching hours.
  • BIM: Building Information Modeling. concepts, software and application.
  • PD: Parametric design. Concepts, software and application.
  • Integration of BIM and parametric design.
Algorithmics in Technology in Architecture
8 ECTS. 56 teaching hours.
  • Algorithms.
  • Basic parameters in structural calculation.
  • Tensioned construction as an example.Algorithms in structures.
  • Basic parameters in construction.
  • Digital fabrication on a large scale.
  • Basic parameters in conditioning, services and installations.
  • The algorithms of installations.
Parametric Design in Planning and Landscape
4 ECTS. 28 teaching hours.
  • Analysis and reproduction of various parameters, in which we can modify them and change them, and the city at the same time, using the perspective that they provide about the city or territory.
  • How to introduce real dynamism into the design for the city and territory.
  • What parameters we change and what they can have an impact on.
  • How we represent them in graphic form, and which design they lead to. Water, vegetable matter, infiltration/permeability, topography, infrastructure, density, uses...
  • How we can parametrize these concepts and how they can help us in design.
Workshop II: Studio 2. Postproduction and Building
9 ECTS. 63 teaching hours.
  • Practical exercises covering subjects related to the specific materiality of designs, the technology applied in the parametric design process, and new production, prefabrication and rapid prototyping processes.
  • Complex architectural systems that respond to a broader range of parameters.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Sastre Sastre, Ramon
    PhD in Architecture. PhD Thesis: Design and analysis of structures of bars, completely articulated, with great deformations. Professor at the Dept. of Architectural Technology I from UPC. Research member of LITA, CODA and SMIA, has developed his work and research on different subjects: Analysis and programming on architectural Technology, Computational Design Affair, Structural morphology in Architecture, Tensile structures, membranes, cables, Stereographics studies of solar radiation and illumination. He was Director of the Barcelona Metropolitan School of Architecture (2002-2005), Council membre (2004-2010) of EAAE, European Association for Architectural Education. Coordinator of the Architecture & Civil Engineering of CLUSTER (European Consortium linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research). He's lecture at abroad universities in: United Kingdom, Belgium, Turkey, Brasil, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica,

Teaching staff

  • Rull Bertran, Rosa Maria
    Architect. Lecturer in Projects at the Alicante Higher Polytechnic School (EPS-UA), the ESARQ-UIC, and the BAU - University of Vic. Founding partner of the studio Bailo+Rull - ADD + ARQUITECTURA
  • Santacana Juncosa, Amadeu
    Architect and lecturer at the Vallés Higher Technical School of Architecture (ETSAV) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
  • Sastre Sastre, Ramon
    PhD in Architecture. PhD Thesis: Design and analysis of structures of bars, completely articulated, with great deformations. Professor at the Dept. of Architectural Technology I from UPC. Research member of LITA, CODA and SMIA, has developed his work and research on different subjects: Analysis and programming on architectural Technology, Computational Design Affair, Structural morphology in Architecture, Tensile structures, membranes, cables, Stereographics studies of solar radiation and illumination. He was Director of the Barcelona Metropolitan School of Architecture (2002-2005), Council membre (2004-2010) of EAAE, European Association for Architectural Education. Coordinator of the Architecture & Civil Engineering of CLUSTER (European Consortium linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research). He's lecture at abroad universities in: United Kingdom, Belgium, Turkey, Brasil, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica,
  • Tornabell Teixidor, Pep
    A graduate in Architecture from the UPC. Doctoral student at the UPC. A researcher at CODA, the computational design equipment and light structures team at LiTA (the UPC's Laboratory of Innovation and Architecture Technology). A lecturer at the Massana College of Art and Design. CAD-BIM Manager - Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - at NIBUG, a Global Off-site Construction System. An expert in computational design, digital fabrication and BIM technology for building, specializing in industrialization and construction in wood.

General information

Credits
27 ECTS (189 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:27/02/2017End date:29/06/2017
Timetable
Friday  10:00 to 14:00  15:00 to 19:00Saturday  09:00 to 13:00
Taught at
ETSAV - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès
C. Pere Serra, 1-15
Barcelona - Sant Cugat del Vallès
Contact
Telephone: (34) 93 114 68 05
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Postgraduate course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
3.800 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

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Language of instruction
English
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up 10 days before the starting date of the programme

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