ARCH 473/3522 - Digital Design Studio and Workshop

Cairo, EG

This course at the Department of Architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC) involves in-depth investigations focused on the capabilities of computation in architectural design. It provides an overview of digital tools and methods of design, involving topics such as computational design methodologies, parametric, generative and algorithmic design, visualization and digital fabrication. Hands-on implementation of computational tools is exercised during lab sessions by means of modeling, parametric design and layout software. Students incrementally develop projects that demonstrate the use of parametric design in its design development phases, and is physically manifested via digital fabrication.