The course module explores and applies architectural acoustics through early design processes to manufacturing processes and production of 1:1 prototype experiments. It integrates in this course; aspects of architectural acoustics, architectural parametric design, architectural theory and computer numerical controlled (CNC) manufacturing processes to study materiality, detailing and tectonic forms.
The course module is structured in 3 phases across 3 weeks. First phase (1), initiates with an architectural design exploration focused on the design of an element based on material properties. Second phase (2) focuses on an acoustic surface and system as an assembly and joinery/details of the elements internal structure and its relation to neighbouring elements. Third phase (3) applies the design of the element design in (1) and advanced through (2) to a manufacturing process. Knowledge of manufacturing constraints is also to be discussed in the previous phases.
The course module is focused on the aspects; tectonic architectural acoustics, design processes and computational methods for form making/detailing, form and material analysis and form manufacturing. In this effort, digital parametric models are central to create acoustic analysis, to develop multiple design proposals and to make physical prototypes and final models based on advanced robot manufacturing processes.