259.644 Design Studio Behind Bars: Digital Design Strategies to support modern enforcement
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, UE, 4.0h, 5.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to devise an architectural “design” problem into solvable sub-problems and, if necessary, to develop a solution strategy by using algorithms. The students acquire the ability to analyze and solve single phases of a design process from the viewpoint of simplification and/or optimization using self-developed programs (scripts). The focus is not on the specific implementation (i.e. programming/scripting e.g. in Grasshopper or NetLogo), but on the development of a storyboard that defines the solution strategy.

This year's planning task is the design of (parts of) jails. We'll deal with locking away, re-integration into society, but also with humane treatment. To what extent can architecture help with these tasks?

Subject of course

The design studio "Behind Bars" deals with the penal system. This task is complex and includes many aspects: security; support for re-socialization and reintegration into society; the circulation for prisoners and jailers; delivery, preparation, and consumption of food; supply and disposal; emergency plans.

Students should pick out one or more aspects and work out a solution where architecture supports the problem-solving. Algorithms that simulate circulation and display overlaps, for example, can be helpful. But it is also possible to deal with green spaces, open spaces, and visual relationships. A verification takes place within the framework of a fictitious and not real environment. This means that the focus is not on the realization, but on a possible new way of thinking.

Inspiration and basics about the penal system will come from a (half-day) field-trip (not fixed yet, depending on COVID 19 restrictions).

The design studio is divided into the following parts:

  • Analysis of jails (functions)
  • Development of an algorithm for an aspect of the designing process
  • Draft based on the research

The findings from the analysis phase serve as the basis, taking into account the different functions with regard to a spatial and/or temporal separation. An algorithm (storyboard) should be developed that, for example, optimizes processes, checks design variants, or defines the shape directly.

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Teaching methods

Presentation of the progress, discussion, and final presentation.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Fri09:00 - 12:0015.10.2021 Zoom (see TUWEL) (LIVE)Introduction
Fri09:00 - 12:0022.10.2021 - 21.01.2022 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1 (LIVE)corrections
Design Studio Behind Bars: Digital Design Strategies to support modern enforcement - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Fri15.10.202109:00 - 12:00 Zoom (see TUWEL)Introduction
Fri22.10.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1QA / discussion
Fri29.10.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1presentation of analysis
Fri05.11.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1QA / discussion
Fri12.11.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1QA / discussion
Fri19.11.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1QA / discussion
Fri26.11.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1QA / discussion
Fri03.12.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1Interim Presentation
Fri10.12.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1QA / discussion
Fri17.12.202109:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1QA / discussion
Fri14.01.202209:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1QA / discussion
Fri21.01.202209:00 - 12:00 ZOOM oder Seminarraum des Instituts 259.1Final Presentation

Examination modalities

Working out the task. But especially:

  • attendance
  • Ongoing review of the possible use of the algorithm
  • Digital presentations (of the algorithm and the design in the form of classic architectural representations)

Application

TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master / Künstlerische Projekte (5 ECTS)13.09.2021 09:0027.09.2021 23:59

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

if required in English