Introduction to computer aided architectural design
Within the design curriculum, this course deals with aspects of visual perception and information. It takes as matter of investigation issues of geometry and looks specifically at the relationship between perceived form and underlying structure. Three groups of exercises with supporting lectures deal with differentiations on a surface, in space, and over time. The working media are five computer programs, one for drawing and illustration, one for modelling and construction, one for animating and creating rich media, one for laying out text and illustrations, and one for publishing content on webpages. The scope of the course ranges from discussing conceptual questions, over working on formal issues, to acquiring basic computer skills, and developing appropriate working methods.