Performative Parametric Design

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Parametric Design in Architecture.


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
6 ECTS. 42 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
6 ECTS. 42 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.
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(189 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:05/03/2018 Classes end:04/07/2018Programme ends: 05/07/2018
Monday  16:00 to 20:00Tuesday  16:00 to 20:00Wednesday  16:00 to 20:00
Taught at:
ETSAV - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès
C/ Pere Serra, 1-15
Sant Cugat del Vallès

Registration fee:
3.800 €

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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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