Week 5: Discussion


To what extent do you agree that Parametricism is a style? Please elaborate, minimum 150 words.

As usual, leave your thoughts below. If you have any problems on signing in to Disqus, as always, drop me an email. Please use this format: DG_W5_D1_F1234xx_Mxx

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Week 5: Welcome

Hi all, this week we are exploring parametric design. A prominent approach in computational design. If you are curious on how this concept is related to other prominent concepts such as generative design, I have uploaded a paper on taxonomy of these concept as supporting materials.

This week materials:

W5 Parametric Design Part 1 and 2 low

Supporting materials:

Computational design in architecture- definiting parametric generative and algorithmic design

Essential precursors to the Parametricism Manifesto

Parametric computation- history and future

Link to the discussion forum:


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Week 4: Discussion

Make a short summary (min 200 words) of one chosen topic:

  1. One biomimetic principle to be translated to your hypothetical design. For example: Mimosa Pudica, the sensitive plant.
  2. Find a case study of mathematically generated form and provide a summary.

If you can’t submit using the Disqus online widget, email it to me. Don’t forget to use this format: DG_W4_D1_F123456_Mia

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Week 4: Welcome

Hi all, on this Week 4 we will be reflecting our learning experience for the last three weeks. Firstly I will collect your thoughts which you have kindly submitted every week and provide week-by-week summary. From here we draw a common understanding of what we understand about digital architecture. Subsequently we will be looking at theories, concepts and models of digital in architecture. I think it is really important to pause and reflect on what we have learnt so far to bring us up on the same level of understanding.

Note: If you don’t agree with the summary, feel free to leave your thoughts at the bottom of this page.

Here are the materials:

DG_W4_Theories concepts and models_Part 1 low
DG_W4_Theories concepts and models_Part 2 low

And here is the link for discussion:


Link to our collective glossary as mentioned on the ppt as follow:


Supporting material(s):

The Pedagogical Meanings of an Experimental Mock-up of bla

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Week 3: Discussion

Input materials for discussion is as follow:

FABRICATE 2017 excerpt, page 286-293: The Armadillo Vault.

BRG link: https://block.arch.ethz.ch/brg/project/armadillo-vault-venice-italy

Virtual walk through can be accessed through this link: https://www.zitronenwolf.com/rundgaenge/projekte/161123_ETH_BlockResearch/index.php

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/w6PPGqVp4EA


How does dialectics between academia and industry exhibited in this project?

How did the conversation between academia and industry in design stages contribute to advancement of the project (and design field)?

As usual, leave you thoughts in the forum at the bottom of this post. If (only if) you have problems submitting it, send it to me via email with the format: DG_W3_D_Student ID_Name. 

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Week 3: Welcome

Hi all, welcome to week 3 of the module. This week we are exploring digital design practice and research. What I would like you to consider is that how dialectics between academia and practitioners have shaped the way we now think-draw-make. Here are the materials, please spend more reading time this week through the downloadable FABRICATE 2017 book and the input text for discussion.

W3 practice and research_Part 1 of 2

W3 practice and research_Part 2 of 2

Link to Week 3 discussion is as follow:


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Week 2: Welcome

Hi all, here is our Week 2 materials. This week we look at historical background of digital architecture to be able to scrutinise the proliferation of digital design tools. I have compiled decade-by-decade key events and influential figures. It is hoped that once we looked backward we will understand how designer can tap into potentials of technology in the past, to be able to critically inform the future.

There is no embedded audio in this week’s material:

NBU_Digi_W2_Final_No Audio

Links to discussion are as follow:

Discussion 1: https://miatedjosaputro.com/2020/03/04/week-2-discussion-1/

Discussion 2: https://miatedjosaputro.com/2020/03/04/week-2-discussion-2/

Make sure you sign in to both discussions, which will mark your attendance this week.

Supporting materials are as follow, others please refer to references on the ppt slides:

The Fun Palace

The Architectural Relevance of Cybernetics

Man-Computer Symbiosis
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Week 1: About the module and important notions

Hi all, here are the materials for this Week 1. First part explains about this module (aims and objectives, learning outcomes etc). The second part gives a brief introduction through my writing in terms of digital design pedagogy, click here to download the paper. There are audio embedded on the files so please click of the “play button” icon.

NBU_Digi_W1_Part 1

NBU_Digi_W1_Part 2

Attached is the Harvard referencing guide for academic writing, for the essay submission. If you have a different existing referencing guide you have been using during your study, let me know and we can discuss.

Harvard referencing guide

Week 1 Discussion:

What are major changes in terms of the way architects think, make and design?
How did the relational value between design tools and designers shift?
What did you know about digital architecture which previously you didn’t know?

Leave your thoughts at the bottom of this post (online forum widget).

Supporting materials (6 case studies mentioned on the paper) can be found here:

1- a new representational ecosystem bla

2- spaceship architecture2- spaceship architecture

3- the nine square grid

4- remote studio site

5- digital culture bla

6- vase

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