Seminar ‚Digital Design and Full Scale Fabrication’ (Dig Des Fab) is taught at University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Institute of Architecture, Department of Structural Design during Winter Semester 2016/2017.
This workshop was run in cooperation with Feng Chia University Taichung (Taiwan) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary). A group of international students were invited to Vienna to work on the development of a full-scale design for a piece of urban furniture. Bamboo was chosen as a primary structural material and multiple options for connecting the bamboo sticks were tested during the workshop. While the educational setup followed the general framework seminar teaching, two specific aspects were addressed in detail: 1) integration of students with various types of international experience in relation to culture, language and technological skills and 2) the details of the democratic voting process for final design proposal were tested and refined.