The MArch in Digital Architecture and Tectonics focuses on the role and application of materials and technology in the creation of contemporary architecture.
This course is designed to ensure that the most appropriate technologies are integrated into comprehensive design thinking. As such, it provides insight into recent technological developments in the fields of structures morphology, performance orientated design, digital modelling, rapid prototyping technologies, advanced materials and construction methods.
An innovative feature of this course in the interdisciplinary nature where architects, engineering and individuals from associated disciplines work together in the design studio.
Students will develop:
an understanding of the current international challenge to reduce energy consumption the economical need to enhance user comfort in existing and new buildings the opportunities offered by novel materials and structures the ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups the ability to exercise original thought the ability to plan and undertake an individual project interpersonal, communication and professional skills
Previous research projects completed by students on this MSc have included:
A discourse on structure of adaptive building components Performance based model in generative design - daylight or solar performance as primary criterion Facade design and fabrication The integrated design process: An insight into a holistic methodology towards sustainable design
This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK.