Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2015/2016
Scuola Scuola di Architettura e Società
Docente Cocchiarella Luigi
Cfu 4.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

DIGITAL STEREOTOMY: Geometry Processing & Construction


Digital graphics have enormously empowered geometrical simulation and construction in architecture | in this field stereotomy – literally ashlar construction – which has already inflamed the birth of modern descriptive geometry between xvi and xviii centuries is again on stage as a catalyst subject in the era of digital computational design | new materials and technologies are nowadays expanding stereotomic approach from the confined area of stone construction to the wide world of architectural, urban and engineering design | a cross fertilization is then expected from bridging native geometrical knowledges and advanced computerized simulations | starting from digitally re-mastering some selected masonry units from the treatise of philibert de l’orme, and looking at some current interesting examples, like those from philippe block and josé calvo lopez, a modern pavilion will be developed in class as a test model, according to given topology | guidelines and any reference materials will be provided by teacher

part 1 - march 8 15 22 – shakedown: framing topic and digital re-mastering of selected key geometric samples | part 2 – april 5 12 19 – processing: concept development and shape finding | part 3 – may 3 10 17 24 31 – construction: shape definition and building simulation | part 4 – june 7 14 21 – presentation: layout and visualization | exams – june 28 july 12

required software: rhinoceros (free version) | recommended tutorials (watch only): grasshopper, rhino-vault, revit-vault

learning and design processes will be summarized in a short scientific paper including images from digital models and simulations | 3 selected papers will be submitted to an international conference board | 3 selected papers will be submitted to a scientific journal | conference address and paper format provided by teacher

public invited talks from international experts in the field of digital stereotomy and computational design will take place | a demonstration of advanced visualization by 3d glasses will be organized in class

master theses tutorship and academic internships are available to interested students

polimi courses web-page and beep
contacts: luigi.cocchiarella@polimi.it

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The exam is individual, and it will consist of a final discussion focusing on the work developed by the student and on the theoretical contents of the course program. The grade will be given basing on the quality of paper, drawings and models, lecture, final discussion. If necessary, preliminary intermediate evaluations will be scheduled during the semester. A digital copy of the work, including rough and fair copy of notes, lessons, drawings, models, maquettes, writings, abstracts, papers, presentation, will be put on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM and delivered to the teacher one week before the exam.


The evaluation aims to check the following educational goals:


_oral text: knowledge and understanding; making judgements; communication skills

_class work evalutaion: applying knowledge and understanding; making judgements; learning skills; communication skills


Since sudents will be required to work in groups on specific tasks (i.e. measurements, model making, photography, workflow planning) the aptitude and the ability to work in team will be tested as well.


Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPottmann H., Asperl A., Hofer M., Kilian A., Architectural Geometry, Editore: Bentley Institute Press, Exton, PA, Anno edizione: 2007
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaHemmerling M., Tiggemann A., Digital Design Manual, Editore: DOM Publisher, Berlin, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJournal for Geometry and Graphics, Editore: Heldermann Verlag, Lemgo http://www.heldermann.de/JGG/jggcover.htm
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEvans, R., The projective cast. Architecture and its three geometries, Editore: The MIT Press, Cambridge-London, Anno edizione: 1995

Mix Forme Didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore didattiche

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
schedaincarico v. 1.6.5 / 1.6.5
Area Servizi ICT