Digital Production is a department set up in 2014 within the institute of architecture,
exploring the manifold possibilities of methods and
tools in the field of digital design and production.
lab shifted from a classical wood-workshop to a research facility within the domain of digital fabrication and representation.
Besides courses which enable students to operate prototyping machinery, the DDPLab explores the reciprocal relationships
among design, science, and industry.
As the design and fabrication tools extended the ability to operate on non-standard
forms, the protocols to constitute design changed accordingly. Media like plans and sections are extended by computer
generated imagery and animation, real time environments, database models (BIM), scripted parametric definitions, data
sets controlling fabrication-machines, physical simulations etc.. These specific non uniform representations of one and
the same artifact root in a core data set - the 3D model – which is conceptualized, modeled and maintained by the architects.
The ability to formalize procedures within the production of prototypes enable the students to design and organize building
components accordingly within a larger scale.
The DDPLab is closely linked to the three design studios of Kazuyo
Sejima, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid reflecting their needs by providing proven tools and exploring and introducing new technologies to
inflect into design practice.