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CAAD - Education - Overview

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The chair of CAAD (Computer Aided Architectural Design) represents the information-technology at the department for architecture. The goal of our training is not the virtuosic modeling of architecture within the computer, but the pragmatic use of various digital media in architectural practice.

In the Bachelor program, CAAD gives an introduction to information-technologies as compulsory course for all architectural students. The pragmatic use of different digital media is brought up for discussion, practiced and theoretically put into context.

Starting from the third year, CAAD offers elective courses (WF) in which computer employment in architecture will be treated in a deeper and broader manner.’ CAAD-Praxis’ particularly treats topics of parametric design as well as computer-controlled production. ‘CAAD-Theorie’ puts the new possibilities of the information technologies into context either methodically or historically.

With the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) CAAD offers a one-year fulltime postgraduate course held in English. In this program the practical tools and the theoretical apparatus for a fully digitized architectural practice are intensively taught from parametric-planning to computer-aided production (digital chain).

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The simplicity and subtle animation made 'Fox in the snow' by Pascal Steiner and Stephan Pfeiffer truly stand out from the pack ...>>

CAAD I Parametric CAD
The Students of CAAD I were assigned to design parametric towers using Digital Project/CATIA by GehryTechnologies. Ten of these towers had to be submitted in form of a poster. See a selection of results, provided by november 26th. ...>>

Presentation CncBlowUp
on November 21st the result of the seminarweek CncBlowUp is presented within the awards show of Prix Acier 2005/2007 ...>>

Presentation CncBlowUp on November 21st the result of the seminarweek... ...>>
CAAD II CHARACTER ANIMATION SS07 A three hours crash course in Character Animation ...>>
Denken in Systemen The Swiss architect Fritz Haller ...>>
Graustufen - Ein Atlas Ziel ist es, einen Atlas ...>>

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