Academic Platforms of Computational Design
Created: 28. 8. 2017 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

Academic Platforms of Computational Design


Exhibition opening: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 6 pm
The exhibition runs until: October 7, 2017
Gallery UM, UMPRUM, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1
Open: Monday to Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
free entry



The UM Gallery season in the academic year of 2017/2018 will open with an exhibition of Academic Platforms of Computational Design. This project builds on the first and second Experimental Architectural Biennials and is now taking place for the third year. The gallery will present its research of leading European academic institutions and Czech academic platforms dedicated to experimental research in architecture.

“The development of computing technologies and the digitization of architectural tools has radically influenced architectural practice and architectural research. Computational design allows for the creation of interchangeable geometric records, cooperation with other disciplines, and a direct connection to the manufacturing process. Concentrating the process from design to implementation into a shared digital platform offers the potential for stronger feedback, more efficient collaboration and therefore a better, more innovative and creative architectural solution,” professor Imrich Vaško explains the benefits of experimental architecture. He is Head of the Architecture Studio III UMPRUM and one of the founders and initiators of the Biennial of Experimental Architecture. Together with his colleague and co-curator Shota Tsikoliya, they are actively engaged in academic architectural research.

Academic platforms have become a place to share necessary professional knowledge and know-how, but also a unique environment for research and innovation. New design and production technologies require more space for experimentation, development, testing and prototyping. With greater possibilities in the field of computational design, new technologies are increasingly being used in conjunction with other scientific disciplines and technological research.

The exhibition presents the potential of research in the field of computational architectural design through models, prototypes and video projections. In this context, we present works from selected central European academic platforms focused on computational design in architecture (Studio AIII UMPRUM, MOLAB).

As part of the exhibition a special symposium “Met Up Praha” will take place and is intended for the general public. The event takes place on Wednesday, September 6, from 10 am to 5 pm, in the lecture room 115 at UMPRUM.



Curators of the exhibition: Imrich Vaško, Shota Tsikoliya
Participating institutions / platforms: Institute for Computational Design and Construction - University of Stuttgart, The Bartlett School of Architecture – UCL, CITA - Centre for Information Technology and Architecture – KADK, Gramazio Kohler Research – ETH, Institute for Architecture Sciences - TU WIEN, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, MOLAB - FA ČVUT, Architecture Studio III - UMPRUM