Students at the department can benefit from a professional working environment in the center of Munich. The teaching and research units together with the associated studios cover an area of nearly 19,000 m² and the department provides some 1000 student workplaces and 200 workplaces for staff. The department is well equipped with technical facilities including the Technical Center with workshops, labs and 24-hour services for students. All workspaces are equipped with high-speed internet, which are linked directly to the central IT services of the Leibniz Computer Center (LRZ). IT support is provided centrally by the TUM IT Service Center.
Das Shabbyshabby Home auf dem Marstallplatz in München wurde von Studierenden als ein Projekt von TUM.DESIGNBUILD gestaltet und umgesetzt. Das Projekt ist im Rahmen der Shabbyshabby Apartments in Kooperation mit den Münchner Kammerspielen und raumlaborberlin entstanden. The Shabbyshabby Home on Marstallplatz in Munich was designed and built by students taking part in the TUM.DESIGNBUILD course. The project is part of the Shabbyshabby Apartments initiative in cooperation with the Münchner Kammerspiele and raumlaborberlin. Fotos: © Matthias Kestel
Technical Center The Technical Center (TZ) is a key part of the Department of Architecture’s facilities – a center for research and development in which students can work on and develop their design projects, prototypes, doctoral theses and research work. The TZ combines analog and digital facilities and is one of the leading facilities of its kind. The TZ is divided into workshops and design labs. The computer pools at the department are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round, and are staffed by three technicians, one academic member of staff and 30 student tutors who together ensure the smooth operation of equipment and services. Each year over 4000 prototypes and models are built in the Technical Center. The TZ is continually expanding its facilities and staff to accommodate new developments such as digital fabrication and prototyping methods. www.tz.ar.tum.de Design Labs • Universal Design Lab • Digital Fabrication Lab • Performative Design and Optimization Lab • Solar Station • Building Materials Collection • Fire Safety Research Lab • Artificial Sky • Robotics Lab Analog workshops • Woodworking workshop • Metalworking workshop • Plastics and composite materials workshop • Reverse engineering
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Digital workshops • Digital Design Lab • Computer pools – ar:toolbox Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment To strengthen research competencies in the field of digital modeling of the built environment, the Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Architecture jointly founded the TUM Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment. The Department of Architecture is represented by the Chair of Architectural Informatics. The respective chairs conduct interdisciplinary research into new digital methods for the multiscale modeling and design of the built environment. The center works together with numerous partners from the construction sector and software industry as well as public organizations. www.loc.tum.de Digital Design Lab The Digital Design Lab is a digital workshop for researching computer-generated forms in an architectural context. A wide range of peripherals and equipment is available to researchers and students for experimenting with computer models. In addition to intuitive input devices for modelling, a scanning arm with optical and tactile sensors is available for reverse engineering applications as well as rapid prototyping machinery such as laser cutters, a fused deposition modeler, 3-axis CNC milling machines and a Zünd digital cutter. www.ai.ar.tum.de/digital-design-lab Fire Safety Laboratory Examining the fire-resistance performance of building components is the main purpose of the activities conducted at the TU München’s Building Technology Research Laboratory, located in Dachau. Today, the laboratory is recognized throughout Europe as a reputable institute with international customers from industry and the building sector. www.ar.tum.de/einrichtungen/brandschutzlabor
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