Enrolment for new ProfEd “Circular Building Products for a Sustainable Built Environment” now open

Our department recently released a new ProfEd titled “Circular Building Products for a Sustainable Built Environment”. In this course you will discover the opportunities that circular building products can offer. You will investigate them from various perspectives: design, technology, business case and methods of implementation (including, among others, digital product tracking).

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Optimus – a metaheuristic optimisation plug-in for Grashopper

Berk Ekici and Cemre Çubukçuoğlu from the chair of Design Informatics recently released a new version of their Grasshopper tool, Optimus, which is now available for download. Optimus is a metaheuristic optimisation plug-in, to support Performative Computational Architecture. The current version (v1.0.2) implements the Self-Adaptive Differential Evolution with Ensemble of Mutation Strategies (jEDE) algorithm.

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Circularity in the Built Environment Graduation Award 2019-2020

Did you graduate this academic year on a topic related to circularity? Then participate in the new Circularity in the Built Environment Graduation Award! The Circularity in the Built Environment Graduation Award recognizes the contribution BK graduation students make to the transition toward a circular built environment. The award aims to stimulate research and innovation in the field of circularity in the built environment. The prize is awarded and judged by the Faculty’s Circular Built Environment Hub.

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ADAM – Acoustics Design by Additive Manufacturing

Optimising acoustic performace is no small feat and often requires specialised tools and knowledge to accomplishes. ADAM – Acoustics Design by Additive Manufacturing, is meant to help designers, architects and engineers to achieve this by developing a digital workflow and employing additive manufacturing to create acoustic panels that are optimised for a designed room. In the article, you will also find a video explaining the entire process.

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