Design & Technology seminar builds on the techniques and methods explored in Boot Camp to develop proposals with advanced computational design, analysis, and fabrication strategies. It aims to engage analytical tools as methods for generative design, explores a variety of computational workflows, and includes seminars and hands-on workshops in the exploration of scientific methods applied to architectural design research, concentrating on experimentation, analysis, evaluation and decision-making processes.
A range of computational form-finding and analysis methods are going to be introduced alongside the induction of Python programming and advanced digital fabrication techniques. Associations between the digital process of design and the physical world of fabrication and materiality are going to drive the experimentation and analysis stages. Initial experiments conducted by each design team will conclude with a working prototype of their design proposal. A combination of structural, morphological, and performance-related parameters is going to be incorporated in the final prototypes through material and geometrical differentiation.