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Architektur und Entwurf, Angelil, D-ARCH
Projekttyp: e-Learning
Keywords: Architecture, CAAD, Interactive Pedagogy

The project arc-line develops an architectural design course as a web-based communication and production network. arc-line does not replace traditional modes of teaching, but enhances them with the possibilities offered by new technology. By superimposing the physical and digital space, students and faculty can interact more effectively.

While learning the basics of architecture, first-year students are actively involved in designing the digital space in which they act. arc-line thus becomes a dynamic system in continuous transformation, leading from the design of a small architectural artifact to a larger urban conglomerate. Students and faculty can navigate through this space and assess the products of their design process.

Based on web technology, this designed space allows connections to various databases relevant to the teaching of architecture such as course outlines, lecture notes, bibliographies, and textbooks. arc-line also fosters identification with ETH: its users - students, teachers and researchers - form a collective which the project helps to coalesce.

2000/01/01 Project start
2000/01/12 Preparatory Phase: Development of script for integrating architectural design course with web-based communication and production tools
2000/07/30 Phase 1: Hardware implementation, didactic content development, on-line representation (2D), database concept development for the intelligent information platform.
2001/04/01 Start of Project
2001/07/30 Phase 2: Didactic content refinement, on-line representation (3D), on-line desk critiques, programming and test implementation of the intelligent information platform.
2002/09/30 Phase 3: Didactic content refinement, on-line representation (3D), on-line desk critiques, intelligent information platform, unified teaching portal.
2003/03/31 Project end


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