Summer School „Advanced Digital Architectural Design“ , Detmold, Germany, July 18-31 2010


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Summer School „Advanced Digital Architectural Design“

in Detmold, Germany, July 18-31 2010

Subject: Towards a New Mobility

Digital Media in Architecture has manifold implications on different levels of the architectural process.

Computational design strategies and digital fabrication methods lead to a significant acceleration in

the generation and production of Architecture. In addition we can state that the frontiers between the

physical and virtual space became more permeable - in both directions. Virtual Reality has an

increasing impact on our perception, not only since the success of the Internet. The influence of

audiovisual technology has already been described by Paul Virilio in his book “The Aesthetics of

Disappearance” from the 1980s, where introduced his concept of "motion without mobility."

Even though Vitruvius includes mobile war machines, clocks, waterworks and other moving

constructions in his treatises as well as building, architecture has traditionally been understood as an

art of space - not of time - and indeed as the very image of stability. Yet the possibility of incorporating

change and motion in architecture has fascinated architects since the Modern Movement - if not earlier

- and reflects an age-old longing to find an architectural expression in step with the most advanced

developments of the times.

Digital Design tools extend and amplify the range of possibilities for new concepts of mobility like

never before in Architecture. Ranging from metaphorical translations of motion into aerodynamic forms

of the dynamisation of both the design process and its results through time-based CAAD techniques

and new geometries.

During the first decade of the Millennium major car manufacturers, like Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz,

Porsche and BMW built breathtaking museums to worship their brand. The architects developed

prestigious projects, which respond to the fetish of mobility with an architecture of motion. Nowadays

the automobile industry seems to be beyond its peak. For sure mobility is still one of the major

challenges of our future. But what is the new mobility of our information society? How can architecture

be involved and contribute to new ideas and solutions? What is the role of the architect within this


Against this background the Summer School tries to find concepts for a new mobility, which involve

different perspectives from the generation to the production and perception of architecture and mobility

- in the physical as well as in the virtual world.

“The future is above all a question of design”

Vilém Flusser


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