259.322 Modul digital design and production
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply digital design and production methods in architectural projects.

The module addresses a range of topics and skills that are related to digital design and production. Knowledge of geometry optimization and discretization concepts and techniques is essential for shape designs that are computationally efficient as well as material and production friendly. Such designs may be created with parametric modeling and programming functionality in geometry modeling and CAAD software. Students learn basic data processing concepts and develop programming skills in computational geometry exercises. An overview of digital production methods is presented, including additive, subtractive, and formative fabrication methods as well as data acquisition techniques such as laser scanning and multi-modal data acquisition. Workflows, material and production parameters are described. Acquired knowledge and skills are applied in a small digital production project. Two subjects complement this module (Ergänzungsfächer). Students deepen their digital design competence in an advanced parametric modeling project in which they develop parametric models of selected architectural designs for the purpose of design and performance space exploration. Selected foci in digital design and production are researched and documented in Current Issues in Digital Design and Production.

Subject of course


Teaching methods


Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information




Course dates

Wed02:00 - 03:0004.10.2023 Seminarraum 206, Main building, https://tuw-maps.tuwien.ac.at/?q=AC0230Introduction

Examination modalities



TitleApplication beginApplication end
Theoriemodule Master18.09.2023 09:0021.09.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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Previous knowledge



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