259.632 Parametric structural design 1
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to simulate load bearing structures. Starting point ´ll be –after an introduction to Grasshopper - the simulation of fundamentals, like mass, acceleration and forces.  

Subject of course

PT 1 and PT 2: The analysis will include cable-, vault- and bending structures in 2D as well as in 3D. So it´s possible to perceive, evaluate and optimize building-structures within given design-parameters.

In the PT 1 course, the basics are taught. A deepening takes place in the course PT 2.

Teaching methods

Necessary equipment: Laptop with Rhino 6, further Grasshopper, Kangaroo and other Grasshopperaplications.

Mode of examination


Additional information

There are several videos and documents. The process will be such that videos / documents on topics will be put online. Afterwards, exercises are put online. The tasks have to be processed and all tasks have to be uploaded (28.02.2023) at once in a timely manner.

Every 4 weeks there is an online consultation hour for questions, repetition and deepening of the teaching content.



Examination modalities


Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.


The student must have at least 2 of the course(s) completed listed below:

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 129.09.2022 15:0010.10.2022 15:00


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033 243 Architecture Not specified


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Previous knowledge