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id ecaade2007_115
authors Seifried, Philipp; Hoog, Jochen; Falkner, Christoph
year 2007
title Teaching 3D Generative Virtual Architecture with VIPA CONSTRICTOR
source Predicting the Future [25th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-6-5] Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 26-29 September 2007, pp. 751-756
summary CONSTRICTOR is a novel teaching and learning tool to introduce students of architecture to the fundamentals of computational design. It was developed within an EC funded e-learning project, VIPA (Virtual campus for virtual space design Provided for European Architects). In this paper, we describe the general structure and technology of CONSTRICTOR and its application within the course “Synthetic Constructions II”) that aims at familiarizing students with concepts like cellular automata, swarms, shape grammars, path finding etc. CONSTRICTOR allows students to observe simulations, navigate through them and change the parameters that define and control them, thereby developing an understanding for the rules that govern their virtual environments. They can also change the geometry used in the simulations and work with and export their results. Students can modify the simulations at code level, combine them or write entirely new simulations. Finally some of the student work performed during and after the course is described, and an outlook for future work and further developments around the VIPA courses and the constrictor software will be given.
keywords Blender, generative design, learning platform, virtual space design
series eCAADe
email hoog@atelierprozess.net, falkner@tuwien.ac.at
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100%; open Grasl, T.; Falkner C.; Kühn C. (2006) Find in CUMINCAD Easy access classes for three-dimensional generative design, “Communicating Space(s)” , eCAADe 2006

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