848181 SE New Technologies

winter semester 2021/2022 | Last update: 21.09.2022 Place course on memo list
SE New Technologies
SE 2

Acquisition of advanced individual knowledge in various fields of architecture and ability to use this knowledge for implementing architecture in a reflected and strategic way.


In this seminar, students will explore the relationships between digital environmental simulations, digital fabrication, and material properties. The focus lies on the interplay between colour, form, and climate. The objective of the course is to develop and apply a design and fabrication method which links, programs, synchronises and orchestrates those relationships. The results are interactive chromogenic composites that act as interfaces between the built and the natural environment.

  • Digital Simulations
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Intelligent Materials
  • Digital Analysis

The individual prototypes are coordinated and produced in collaboration with the architecture workshop and the department during the semester.

Application focussed software workshops (free student licences) take place on three dates during the semester.

Course examination according to § 7, statute section on "study-law regulations".

Extended literature:

Burry et al. “Understanding Heat Transfer Performance for Designing Better Facades.” 2013.
Cross. “Design Research: A Disciplined Conversation.” 1999.
Cupkova et al. “Sentient Concrete: Developing Embedded Thermal and Thermochromic Interactions for Architecture and Built Environment.” 2018.
Cupkova et al. “Modulating Thermal Mass Behavior Through Surface Figuration.” 2017.
Körner. “Thermochromic Articulations: CFD-Driven Surface Topologies.” 2019.
Körner. “Thermochromic Animation: Thermally-Informed and Colour-Changing Surface-Configurations.” 2021.
Kretzer. Information Materials: Smart Materials for Adaptive Architecture. 2017.
Meagher et al. “Dynamic Ornament: An Investigation of Responsive Thermochromic Surfaces in Architecture.” 2013.

Osborne. Color Influencing Form: A Color Coursebook. 2004.
Reichel et al. “Materials, Texture, Ornament.” 2008.
Wiscombe. “Beyond Assemblies: System Convergence and Multi-Materiality.” 2012.

Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2021-10-05
13.00 - 14.15 SR HB West SR HB West
Tue 2021-10-12
15.00 - 17.00 SR HB West SR HB West online
Tue 2021-10-19
15.00 - 17.00 SR HB West SR HB West
Tue 2021-11-09
15.00 - 17.00 SR HB West SR HB West
Tue 2021-11-23
15.00 - 17.00 SR HB West SR HB West online
Tue 2021-12-07
15.00 - 17.00 SR HB West SR HB West online
Mon 2021-12-13
14.00 - 16.00 SR Hochbau SR Hochbau Barrier-free online
Tue 2022-01-11
15.00 - 17.00 SR HB West SR HB West online
Tue 2022-01-25
15.00 - 17.00 SR HB West SR HB West online