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Parametric and algorithmic modeling

01VNPPX

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per La Sostenibilita' - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Esercitazioni in aula 40
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Osello Anna Professore Ordinario ICAR/17 20 0 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/17 6 B - Caratterizzanti Rappresentazione dell'architettura e dell'ambiente
2022/23
The primary aim of the course is to provide the cultural, critical and operational tools necessary to introduce students to the theme of parametric modeling, investigated in its various meanings: first of all, the BIM (Building Information Modeling) applied to the process of design, construction and management and maintenance of buildings. Such knowledge will be integrated with VPL (Visual Programming Language) applications consistent with algorithmic approaches. The theoretical developments, supported by an overview of the reference legislation and the most advanced levels of international research, will be supported by application activities in order to develop students' ability to use BIM in a critical and conscious way, starting from the essential concept of interoperability between software for the optimal management of information. The teamwork and the application of the different concepts to real case studies will prepare students for professional practice, in line with cutting-edge experiences at international level. The teaching allows to acquire new methodologies for the control of complexity, not only in the purely formal aspects but also in the integration of different systems (spatial, structural, coating, etc. ..) that make up the architectural object and that allow an effective development of the project in an integrated way.
The primary aim of the course is to provide the cultural, critical and operational tools necessary to introduce students to the theme of parametric modeling, investigated in its various meanings: first of all, the BIM (Building Information Modeling) applied to the process of design, construction and management and maintenance of buildings. Such knowledge will be integrated with VPL (Visual Programming Language) applications consistent with algorithmic approaches. The theoretical developments, supported by an overview of the reference legislation and the most advanced levels of international research, will be supported by application activities in order to develop students' ability to use BIM in a critical and conscious way, starting from the essential concept of interoperability between software for the optimal management of information. The teamwork and the application of the different concepts to real case studies will prepare students for professional practice, in line with cutting-edge experiences at international level. The teaching allows to acquire new methodologies for the control of complexity, not only in the purely formal aspects but also in the integration of different systems (spatial, structural, coating, etc.) that make up the architectural object and that allow an effective development of the project in an integrated way.
Knowledge: at the end of the course, the student should be able to synthesize the potential of parametric methodologies acquired with respect to more classic digital processing procedures, consisting of drawings and databases between them non-interoperable, demonstrating an autonomous ability to process and evaluate them. Skills: the student will have to demonstrate an approach to the design process based on competences able to solve problems actually occurring in the professional field. In addition, the student will be able to produce and manage different types of processing in digital mode to effectively increase their communication skills. Know-how: the student will have to develop a learning method that will allow him to continue to learn autonomously by investigating topics in continuous evolution, both in technical and methodological aspects, demonstrating a good ability to manage data flow and interoperable processes between conceptual geometric models (VPL) and parametric architectural models (BIM).
Knowledge: at the end of the course, the student should be able to synthesize the potential of parametric methodologies acquired with respect to more classic digital processing procedures, consisting of drawings and databases between them non-interoperable, demonstrating an autonomous ability to process and evaluate them. Skills: the student will have to demonstrate an approach to the design process based on competences able to solve problems actually occurring in the professional field. In addition, the student will be able to produce and manage different types of processing in digital mode to effectively increase their communication skills. Know-how: the student will have to develop a learning method that will allow him to continue to learn autonomously by investigating topics in continuous evolution, both in technical and methodological aspects, demonstrating a good ability to manage data flow and interoperable processes between conceptual geometric models (VPL) and parametric architectural models (BIM).
The knowledge acquired during the Bachelor's Degree in Architecture (L-17) are necessary, in terms of the correct relationship between representation scale and graphic (and informative) contents that can be associated to the different design phases, as well as the knowledge of the main basics related to digital modeling. For the Italian course, the knowledge of the English language is highly desirable in order to study and understand the international literature that will be proposed during the theoretical lessons.
The knowledge acquired during the Bachelor's Degree in Architecture (L-17) are necessary, in terms of the correct relationship between representation scale and graphic (and informative) contents that can be associated to the different design phases, as well as the knowledge of the main basics related to digital modeling. For the Italian course, the knowledge of the English language is highly desirable in order to study and understand the international literature that will be proposed during the theoretical lessons.
The course is divided into 6 modules of different length, according to a flexible organization and adaptable to logistical needs. Each lesson will be characterized by the illustration of specific results derived from research projects and case studies in progress or already realized in the international context. In addition, for the data visualization it will be possible to make use of virtual and augmented reality experiences to experiment with new channels of communication in the technical field and possible integrations with graphic sheets. 1/6 - Survey on the state of the art of BIM and interoperability between software in the international field and identification of case studies (10 hours) 2/6 - CAD / BIM / VPL: references to international literature. Definitions and illustration of interoperable processes applied to real case studies. Exercise assignment. (6 hours) 3/6 - Introduction to parametric modeling in the architectural domain (graphic interface, templates, relationship between graphical, numerical and schedular information, customization of existing parametric libraries and creation of new libraries, etc.) (18 hours) 4/6 - Introduction to VPL: learning of algorithmic procedures through a process of deconstruction of the design thinking, for a subsequent efficient reconstruction of codes, supported by computational processes; application of constructive logic to parametric modeling, emphasizing the role of efficiency, readability and generalization of the algorithms' compositional process (14 hours) 5/6- Interoperable processes between the different disciplines of the design process, highlighting the potentialities that arise from the connection between the Algorithmic Aided Design and the Building Information Modeling. (6 hours) 6/6 - Sharing of information and ability to revise the project during the elaboration phase according to the obtained results.Communication of the elaborations (report, drawings, schedules, fruition of the digital models with virtual and/or augmented reality) (6 hours)
The course is divided into 6 modules of different length, according to a flexible organization and adaptable to logistical needs. Each lesson will be characterized by the illustration of specific results derived from research projects and case studies in progress or already realized in the international context. In addition, for the data visualization it will be possible to make use of virtual and augmented reality experiences to experiment with new channels of communication in the technical field and possible integrations with graphic sheets. 1/6 - Survey on the state of the art of BIM and interoperability between software in the international field and identification of case studies (10 hours) 2/6 - CAD / BIM / VPL: references to international literature. Definitions and illustration of interoperable processes applied to real case studies. Exercise assignment. (6 hours) 3/6 - Introduction to parametric modeling in the architectural domain (graphic interface, templates, relationship between graphical, numerical and schedular information, customization of existing parametric libraries and creation of new libraries, etc.) (18 hours) 4/6 - Introduction to VPL: learning of algorithmic procedures through a process of deconstruction of the design thinking, for a subsequent efficient reconstruction of codes, supported by computational processes; application of constructive logic to parametric modeling, emphasizing the role of efficiency, readability and generalization of the algorithms' compositional process (14 hours) 5/6- Interoperable processes between the different disciplines of the design process, highlighting the potentialities that arise from the connection between the Algorithmic Aided Design and the Building Information Modeling. (6 hours) 6/6 - Sharing of information and ability to revise the project during the elaboration phase according to the obtained results.Communication of the elaborations (report, drawings, schedules, fruition of the digital models with virtual and/or augmented reality) (6 hours)
The teaching will be divided into: - theoretical lessons concerning scientific knowledge aimed at providing cultural and critical tools to students (about 50%); - specific in-depth seminars (with the possible involvement of external experts from the academic and professional world) aimed at focusing attention on special issues (about 10%); - practical exercise aimed at the use of specific tools by students for the acquisition of the proposed method during the lessons and seminars. These exercises are essential for verifying the deep and permanent understanding of the content transmitted (about 40%). The exercise will be carried out in groups of up to 3 people. The evaluation is indicated in the criteria and rules for taking the exam
The teaching will be divided into: - theoretical lessons concerning scientific knowledge aimed at providing cultural and critical tools to students (about 50%); - specific in-depth seminars (with the possible involvement of external experts from the academic and professional world) aimed at focusing attention on special issues (about 10%); - practical exercise aimed at the use of specific tools by students for the acquisition of the proposed method during the lessons and seminars. These exercises are essential for verifying the deep and permanent understanding of the content transmitted (about 40%). The exercise will be carried out in groups of up to 3 people. The evaluation is indicated in the criteria and rules for taking the exam
Lo Turco M., Il BIM e la rappresentazione infografica nel processo edilizio. Dieci anni di ricerche e applicazioni - BIM and infographic representation in the construction process. A decade of research and applications. Aracne, Ariccia (RM). 2015. Del Giudice Matteo, BIM Handbook for Building for building and civil engineering students, Levrotto & Bella, Torino, 2019. Osello A., Il Futuro del disegno con il BIM per ingegneri e architetti - The Future of Drawing with BIM for Engineers and Architects, DARIO FLACCOVIO EDITORE, Palermo, 2012.
Lo Turco M., Il BIM e la rappresentazione infografica nel processo edilizio. Dieci anni di ricerche e applicazioni - BIM and infographic representation in the construction process. A decade of research and applications. Aracne, Ariccia (RM). 2015. Del Giudice Matteo, BIM Handbook for Building for building and civil engineering students, Levrotto & Bella, Torino, 2019. Osello A., Il Futuro del disegno con il BIM per ingegneri e architetti - The Future of Drawing with BIM for Engineers and Architects, DARIO FLACCOVIO EDITORE, Palermo, 2012.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group project;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group project;
The oral exam, starting from the sheet created during the semester, aims to verify the achievement in terms of responsibility and autonomy of the topics covered during the lessons, according to the following evaluation matrix: Sheets (team score): 40 %. Oral exam (individual score): 60 % Knowledge and understanding Knowledge of the essential concepts of BIM, VLP and Interoperability (oral exam, 30 %) Understanding of contents, tools and methods of digital modeling for the design of complex geometries typical of the construction industry (sheets, 20 %) Skills and abilities Competence in communicating information typical of advanced modelling (oral exam, 20 %) Ability to work in a group with people of different backgrounds, to achieve a common goal (sheets, 10 %) Judgment and approach Judge the contents learned using your own critical thinking (oral exam, 10 %) Creatively approaching the setting of the technical sheets illustrating the theoretical contents (sheets, 10 %)
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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