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Digital Building Design (AM DBD)

Advantage of the programme

  • INNOVATION: the digital revolution is changing our way of using and thinking about objects and spaces: enter the world of non-standard design and evolutive architecture.

  • TRANS-DISCIPLINARITY: learn how to use computation and data to drive your design in architecture, urbanism, engineering and the digital arts.

  • LEARN BY DOING: an augmented learning process based on ongoing alternation between theory, design applications and prototyping.

  • NETWORK THINKING: embrace collaborative cultures and join an international network of architectural innovation. Enter both the coolest creative hubs in Paris and one of the most prestigious engineering schools in the world.

At the end of the training, graduates will:

  • have the know-how to innovate their design workflow using a computational and collaborative approach towards architecture and engineering
  • have a complete understanding of tools for digital design and robotic manufacturing design, manage and build non-standard objects and complex geometries

The DIGITAL BUILDING DESIGN Mastère Spécialisé® Advanced Master program (accredited by La Conférence des Grandes Écoles) provides attendees with a cross-disciplinary culture of computational design and comprehensive knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of parametric architecture, robotics, digital manufacturing and 3D printing for the construction industry.

The course is designed for a selected group of architects, engineers, designers and digital artists and offering a variety of courses, fabrication and prototyping workshops, conferences, digital talks and networking events. The program takes place in a number of locations in Paris and is a real opportunity to enter an international ecosystem of architectural innovation. "The Design by Data Mastère Spécialisé® - Advanced Master in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies represents a unique experience to explore the blurring boundaries between art, architecture and engineering"

Computational designer and co-founder of VOLUMES, a collaborative space in Paris including a coworking, a maker space and a foodlab. Francesco Cingolani teaches computational design and parametric architecture in different design and architecture schools and digital arts centres. He strives to push forward the idea of design as a process without boundaries, merging art, social sciences and collaborative cultures.