2017 SS | Studios

Conscious City Werkstatt

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2017 SS | MA Studio [12LP – 8SWS]

Conscious City Werkstatt
Berlin Malaysia 100 YC

The project researches digital pre-fabrication and the ‘Internet of Things’ as spatial condition for the sustainable future city. The studio operates within the challenges and opportunities of Berlin as a fast growing city and its role as global incubator, and projects into the evolution of Medini Iskandar – Johor Straits. We will develop strategies and design proposals for the current information age fostering industry 4.0, digital manufacturing methods and cyber-physical systems. Selected projects will be exhibited at The Malaysia Architecture and Design Biennial in November 2017, embedded in the collaborative project Medini – 100 years from now..

Teaching team
WM Dietmar Köring
thursdays 10am – 4pm
room A816
open studio 11.04.2017

Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL

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2017 SS | MA Städtebauliche Vertiefung [9LP – 6SWS]

Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL

The module ‘Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL’ engages with the notion of material behavior, material intelligence and bionics as design strategies for architecture and urban design. It is linked with the studio ‘Werk-Statt’ - however, open to all students. Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL is driven by the phenomena feedback and learning. We will investigate the relationships human-machine and the urban environment. You are asked to develop, design and formulate prototypes that can be applied within the urban ecology - envisaging its impact on the typology of the city. In order to research and understand possibilities for its application on a variety of levels and scales we will investigate the possibility of mass-production and mass-customisation. We will utliise digital tools, such as scripting, digital fabrication and sensors. We will engage into self-organisation, bio-material-components, resilience the range of egologies starting from natural organisms to artificial data-scapes. The module is accompanied with a theoretical part underpinning research, scripting and prototyping.

Teaching team
LA Liss C. Werner
wednesdays 4pm
room A816
first meeting 11.04.2017, 2pm

next meetings:
thursday 20.04.2017, 09:45
guest lecture Adrian Krezlik and Judyta Cichocka, ParametricSupport

wednesday 26.04.2017, 16:00 - 18:30


links:
www.fabricate2017.org/publication
www.food4rhino.com
www.idc.com
kadk.dk/en/CITA
www.processing.org
www.gramaziokohler.arch.ethz.ch
materiability.com
papers.cumincad.org
ecaade.org

Conscious City Lab

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2017 SS | MA Lehrforschungsprojekt [15 LP - 8 SWS]


Conscious City Lab, a curatorial planning tool
The Conscious City Lab is a media performance space and open planning-support tool for city development. It is an environment where people can meet to learn, imagine and discuss innovative projects and ideas and test them. Using web and mobile apps with visualisations and haptic user-interfaces, we offers cities, municipalities and planning authorities the ability to better communicate complex planning processes and to aggregate the public's opinion in real time. The cloud data infrastructure allows multiple users to collaborate, participate and interact with design and planning initiatives. The Conscious City Lab empowers experts and non-experts, citizens and decision-makers to work together closely on the challenging aspects of our growing cities.
Teaching team
WM Dietmar Köring
room A816
open studio 11.04.2017, 2pm

Taipei Conscious City Incubator

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2017 SS | MA Lehrforschungsprojekt [15 LP - 8 SWS]


Taipei Conscious City Incubator
CHORA Conscious City is conducting research on how incubators for Conscious City planning and making are designed. We are cooperating with the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan to develop a concept for the Taipei Conscious City Incubator planned for the former Airforce Headquarters in the center of Taipei. We offer two places to develop this concept for presentation to officials of the Ministry of Culture and to be presented in the Conscious City Lab presence in the Long Night of Sciences in June. The focus of this project is to develop a concept design and to explore methods of stakeholder management both for the planning and for the program of the Taipei incubator to act as Cultural Lab and support tool for further participatory processes in urban renewal in Taiwan.
Teaching team
WM Ying-Chih Deng
room A816
open studio 11.04.2017, 2pm

2016 WS | Studios

Lining the City

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2016 WS | BA Studio [10LP – 7 SWS] + Bachelorthesis

Lining the City
The production of a modular architecture for the city's infrastructure

Cities are lined with infrastructure. This lining is literally a web of lines criss-crossing the city and provides space for all its flows and movements. Can Berlin's lining of infrastructure become part of the solution for the city's growth? The studio will combine infrastructure and modular systems design and fabrication. The focus will be the largest viaduct in Berlin and its potential to attract new programmes and the spaces needed to house these programmes.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Ying-Chih Deng
WM Svea Heinemann


thursdays 10am – 4pm
room A816
first meeting 20.10.2016

Indonesia – The Kampong as a proto-smart settlement

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2016 WS | MA Lehrforschungsprojekt [15LP – 8SWS] + BA Studio [10LP – 7SWS]

Indonesia
The Kampong as a proto-smart settlement

Nowadays the center of Jakarta is undergoing a spectacular growth and its "Kampungs" have become a key feature of cities in Indonesia. Kampungs are home to a large low-income people in general have environmental problems in lacking of basic service and infrastructure. Our course is to instead learn from Kampungs and build a toolbox to tranform the living quality of Kampungs and their communities. The project will seek how to retrofit and reorganise informal settlements with your toolbox and strengthen existing housing condition by addressing all barriers to adoption: money – technology – people as design proposal.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Ying-Chih Deng
WM Dietmar Köring

thursdays 10am – 4pm
room A816
first meeting 20.10.2016

City Making as Creative Industry

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2016 WS | MA Studio [12LP – 8SWS] + BA Studio [10LP – 7SWS]

City Making as Creative Industry
Tempelhof and the productioon of housing for Berlin 4M

In the City Making studio, it is your task to develop a production line for the housing industry to answer Berlin's call to housing shortage. We moved from mass production to mass customization, which enables freedom in design, but also an awareness in regards of resources. But how can such an innovative production line also deliver cultur – "Baukultur"? The test bed for your new housing prototype is Berlin, the location of the production has to be within the former Tempelhof Airport.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Dietmar Köring
WM Liss C. Werner
WM Georg Hubmann
WM Meram Irina Pienaru

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2016 WS | MA Städtebauliche Vertiefung [9LP – 6SWS]

Urban Material Intelligence

The course engages with the notion of material behavior, material intelligence and bionics in order to research and understand possibilities for its application on a variety of levels, including scale, human-machine-relation and the urban environment. You are asked to develop, design and formulate iterations of a physical and digital prototype – envisaging its impact on the typology of the city as well as the city as brain, once it is mass-produced. We are aiming at underpinning our findings with a catalog of strategies, scenarios, feedback and learning options for the implementation of such prototypes into the urban scape.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Liss C. Werner

thursdays 10am – 4pm
room A816
first meeting 20.10.2016

City Construction

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2016 WS | BA 5 weeks intensive Studio [6LP – 4SWS]

City Construction
Mass customized components to create a more conscious city

Berlin grows! and requires more adaptability in housing as well as in supporting infrastructure – managerial as well as physical. Berlin has a history of strong cultural production and hosts a vast amount of creative industries and creatives, turning the city into a dynamic place that makes it possible to address challanges in a new and innovative way. This is a chance to rethink architecture on a large scale – not just for the city of Berlin, but also as a prototype for new ways of living. The objective of this course is to give "production" a new cultural meaning by creating mass-customized prototypes.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Dietmar Köring
WM Georg Hubmann
WM Meram Irina Pienaru


wednesdays and thursdays 10am – 5pm
room A513
first meeting 19.10.2016

4 Lehrforschungsprojekte

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2016 WS | MA Lehrforschungsprojekt [8 SWS - 15 LP]


Computational Fabrication of Modular Components, Cybernetics and Machine Learning
For more info contact: liss.c.werner@tu-berlin.de


The CHORA Brainbox
Visualisation and Interaction as Educational Tool
For more info contact: holger.prang@tu-berlin.de


Indonesia
Visualisation and Interaction as Educational Tool
For further information see: Indonesia, the Kampong as proto-smart settlement
contact: ying-chih.deng@tu-berlin.de


Conscious City
For more info contact: dietmar.koering@tu-berlin.de


2016 WS | Seminars

Cybernetics

2016 WS | MA Seminar – Architekturkommunikation [6LP – 4SWS]

Cybernetics
Preparing the Cybernetics Conference and Exhibition 2017

In May 2016 a successful conference on the state of the art of Cybernetics and its relationship to urbanism took place in the IFA Forum. This seminar aims at doing the necessary research for the preparation of the next conference in May 2017. This research will include analysis of what an exhibition on Cybernetics and the Conscious City could look like.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Liss C. Werner

Soundspaces

2016 WS | MA Seminar – Architekturkommunikation [6LP – 4SWS]

Soundspaces

This collaboration explores the possibilities of composing sound in space. As an experimental collaboration between UdK and CHORA TU-Berlin we will combine the visualisation and interaction potentials of the Conscious-City-Lab with a multichannel audio technology to create an immersive experience that blurs the perception of physical and virtual.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten

City Tales in the BrainBox

2016 WS | MA Seminar – Aspekte Städtebaulicher Analyse- und Entwurfsmethodik [6LP – 4SWS]

City Tales in the BrainBox

In this seminar we are developing a narrational and graphical framework towards system thinking and system dynamics in urban networks. Within this framework logical components will be developed and implemented that can be plugged together, rearranged and reconfigured to adapt the systems properties and functionality. We will use basic coding techniques inside the interactive environment of the BrainBox Lab. The result will be an interactive building kit to design urban systems and tell City Tales in a playful way.

This course does not require advanced programming skills, it is particularly addressing an interdisciplinary audience from architecture, urban design, urban planning, mathematics, media arts, computer engineering and other engineering fields.


Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten

fridays 10am
room A204
first meeting 14.10.2016