In this paper, we describe a teaching and research experiment which has beentaking place in two Faculties of Architecture in Belgium for the last five years. This experiment focuses ondiscovering and exploring new design issues based on digital concepts and aims identifying andcharacterizing the design praxis shifts (mutations) by the digital culture integration. More precisely, thisexperiment aims at having students discovering and exploring design issues in the first stage of virtual(parametric) model elaboration including fabrication possibilities within its own internal logic.
Delvaux, Fréderic, Faculté d'architecture ULg, sponsor, and Unité de Recherches de la Faculté d'Architecture - URA, research center
design framing, experimentation, algorithmic thinking, design and build, Engineering, computing & technology :: Architecture, and Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Architecture
As teachers in a Belgian Faculty of Architecture, we present a learning-by-doing workshop experience.It aims to achieve on one hand the design and the building of a prototype of kinetic and adaptive architectural skin and on the other hand to develop a design frame.Using an advanced educational process as a guide line, based on designing / prototyping we discuss what accurate knowledges and specific skills are needed to perform a usable and relevant modeling associated to an appropriate production method.We demonstrate how incorporate complexity into the design space, and develop an accurate help for creative thinking, especially to manage a kinetic architectural object.