COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE

Academia – Research – Practice

CODE ARCH is a research and teaching unit at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Architecture that focuses on the theoretical and practical implications of information technology in architecture. Working across academia, research and practice, we explore the interrelation of these fields from an architectural point of view.

Our goal is to prepare  students for the growing digitization in our profession – from design through representation, planning and engineering to the construction and realization of architectural projects. Against this background the  program provides Bachelor and Master courses in Computational Design, Architectural Geometry, Building Information Modeling, Digital Fabrication and Physical Computation.

CODE ARCH’s research is driven by a strong interest in applied architectural projects. Resting on  a coherent theoretical framework, design-build case studies serve as research instruments and source for innovation. In all our work we aim to link technological developments to spatial qualities in a human-centered approach.