The international master's in "Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH)" is an interdisciplinary, research-oriented, experimental program, that focuses on contemporary aspects of the built environment and practice.
The object of the ITECH program is to prepare a new generation of students from a wide spectrum of architecture, engineering and scientific disciplines for the continuing technological and computer-based developments in the built environment by bringing together the fields of architecture, engineering, manufacturing, civil engineering and science.
The ITECH program combines, in an interdisciplinary environment, the use of state-of-the-art computer-based design, simulation and manufacturing processes with a critical, analytical and research-oriented teaching approach which reconsiders the validity of traditional technologies, methods and theories in architectural and engineering practice to develop and evolve new methods of construction and planning.
Principal areas of research
- Computer-based design methods
- Digital manufacturing processes, specializing in robotics
- Engineering planning for non-standardized applications in architecture
- Computer-based methods of form-finding and simulation
- State-of-the-art building technologies, Bionics, Materials science