A. Form-Data

From: Bernd and Hilla Becher: Life and Work. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2006.

Following the lineage of discourses that underscored the autonomy of form as a defining tenet of architecture, focus on the genesis of form gradually shifted in the late 20th century, when technological advances enabled architects to analyze and explore form making using innovative data analysis and digital techniques. More recently, machines now have the capacity to learn from collected data (from a wide variety of sources, such as geographical information, artistic images, architectural precedents, environmental, political, social, and cultural data) and thus can contribute in unprecedented ways to architectural form making. The conventional role of the architect as ‘sole author’ and prime ‘form giver’ has given way to breakthrough capabilities of a new generation of architects working at the interface between human and machine, a shift that has reframed form generation in design disciplines, within the ever-expanding framework of artificial intelligence and big data.

Prof. Jeffrey Huang, responsible for the orientation

Content of the formation
Ateliers Enseignants C
Théorie et critique du projet BA 5 et MA1** Huang 13
Théorie et critique du projet BA 5 et MA1** Weinand 13
Théorie et critique du projet BA 5 et MA1** Kueng Caputo 13
UE A : Art and architecture** Paci 4
UE X : Experience Design**    
The Rise of Capitalist Urban Space Aureli 3
Art since the 1950s: trends & topics at Documenta** Gerke 3
Constructing the View : Still Life** Schaerer 3
Visions et Utopies** Braghieri 3
Ateliers Schaerer 3
Théorie et critique du projet BA 6 et MA2** Huang 13
Théorie et critique du projet BA 6 et MA2** Weinand 13
UE N : Constructing the view Schaerer 4
Constructing the View : In Motion Schaerer 3
** compulsorily one of the courses, all of which can be taken, and compulsorily one of the teaching units and one of the studios