259.619 CAAD and Geometry
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, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply key concepts that underlie advanced geometric modeling and computer-aided architectural design systems. They acquire the necessary fundamental knowledge.

Subject of course


The course covers key concepts for advanced geometric modeling and architectural geometry as well as computer-aided architectural design systems. Topics include: offsets; freeform surfaces; motions, sweeping, and shape evolution; deformation; visualization and analysis of shapes; parametric modeling; and performance-based modeling.


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Mode of examination


Additional information

  • Book used in the course: Architectural Geometry by H. Pottmann, A. Asperl, M. Hofer und A. Kilian, Bentley Institute Press, 2007.
  • The core of the course are chapters 10-15 of the above book. Additional course material is available via TUWEL.
  • Exam: written exam at the end of January. Sign up online for the exam via TISS. An additional exam will be offered in the spring semester.
  • This lecture is highly recommended as a preparation for the exercises in CAAD and Geometry in the summer term.
  • Knowledge of the concepts presented in the lecture are a prerequisite for the exercises.



Course dates

Tue10:00 - 11:0010.10.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB Lecture
Tue10:00 - 12:0017.10.2023 - 09.01.2024EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue10:00 - 12:0005.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 Lecture
CAAD and Geometry - Single appointments
Tue10.10.202310:00 - 11:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Lecture
Tue17.10.202310:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue31.10.202310:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue07.11.202310:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue14.11.202310:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue21.11.202310:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue28.11.202310:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue05.12.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 Lecture
Tue12.12.202310:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue19.12.202310:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture
Tue09.01.202410:00 - 12:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - INF Lecture

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.09.2023 00:00 01.04.2024 00:00 01.04.2024 00:00

Registration modalities



Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified
600 FW Elective Courses - Architecture Not specified


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