Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
26th-30th July 2021
BUILDs is conducting the third Intensive Course led by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in the framework of its 2021 Global Summer School Program. The Environmental Design Intensive Course Workshop will take place online from the 26th to the 30th of July 2021.
During this week-long course, students from around the world will participate in online classes about computational design and environmental analysis through the use of genetic optimizations and simulation tools at the early stages of architectural and urban design. It will combine lectures, discussions, mentoring, and review sessions.
Learning objectives of the Environmental Design Intensive Course:
- Learn key concepts of environmental analysis using parametric tools
- Understand concepts of multi-objective optimization
- Understand how to define sustainability goals as measurable design parameters
- Learn to setup a generative optimization process
- Be capable to perform multi objective optimization on a parametric model
- Be able to set out an optimization strategy on a given problem
The goal is to take the students through the workflow of evidence-based environmental design along with generative optimization. They will have the opportunity to choose a site, formulate the design problem, develop an optimisation hypothesis, parametrically explore solutions and propose an optimal solution.
In order to ensure a solid interdisciplinary experience for students that takes into account biology and entrepreneurship aspects into this architectural design course, the following two Lectures will be given:
- How early design business decisions can affect the final marketable product at building or urban scale? by the University of Vienna.
- Green Roof as Nature-Based Solution to tackle urban environmental issues, by the University of Lorraine.
These sessions will be paired with continuous mentoring and feedback sessions and informal desk crits provided by BUILDs business partners’ experts from Plant-e, CityFacilitators, GreenTech Challenge, Ersilia, and Econick.