Arch.Uth Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Arch.Uth Ελληνικά
Elective at semester(s) 9, ECTS: 3
Taught in: Greek, Not available to ERASMUS students
Cognitive Fields (2005/36/EU): Architectural Design, Social Factors in Design, Design Brief, Building Technology.
Generic Competences: Ability to search for, process and analyse information from a variety of sources using the necessary technologies, Ability to adapt to and act in new situations and cope under pressure, Ability to make reasoned decisions, Ability to work autonomously, Ability to work in a team, Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, Capacity to generate new ideas (creativity), Ability to design and manage projects, Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking.




The general objective of the course is students understand and get familiar with dig data, digital construction and design process (design-construction continuum) as well as to design and develop prototypes through additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, robotics, UAVs, etc


Course is organized in two major sections. The first focuses on construction analysis, collaborative design, and standardization. The second section focuses on computer aided design and manufacturing, construction technologies, and assembly process. For the academic year 2020-2021, the task is a Staircase design and implementation of a prototype (mocup) in scale of 1/10. The Staircase will connect two levels that have a height difference of three (3) meters and its outer contour will be of maximum dimensions three (3) meters X three (3) meters. The basic condition of the course is the design and implementation of the protoype (mocup) to be done exclusively with the above digital construction methods.

  • additive manufacturing (3d printing)
  • subtractive manufacturing (laser cutter)
  • assembly (robotic arm)


Students are invited, in small groups, to gradually complete a research paper that includes:

  • Bibliographic research
  • Case studies
  • Design of a specific theme (draft drawings, production drawings, presentation drawings)
  • Digital Construction, Development, Evaluation and Testing of Prototypes / mocups

Then, students organize a day of oral and public presentation of their work. An issue with texts, drawings, images, tables and codes in the form of a paper publication is delivered. The evaluation based on students general activity, participation in the course and the quality of the work.


 (2020) 3η εκδ, Μπιλάλης Νικόλαος, Μαραβελάκης Εμμανουήλ, "Συστήματα CAD/CAMκαι Τρισδιάστατη Μοντελοποίηση", εκδ. Κριτική ΑΕ,  ISBN: 978-960-586-348-7

(2020) Jane Burry, Jenny Sabin, Bob Sheil, Marilena Skavara (Eds), "Fabricate 2020 Making Resilient Architecture", UCL The Bartlett School of Architecture, Cornell AAP Architecture Art Planning, Swinburrne University of Technology  

(2018) Jan Willmann, Philippe Block, Marco Hutter, Kendra Byrne, Tim Schork (Eds.), "Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018", Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019, ISBN 978-3-319-92293-5 ISBN 978-3-319-92294-2 (eBook)

(2017) 1η εκδ, Gibson Ian, Rosen David, Stucker Brent, "Τεχνολογίες προσθετικής κατασκευής", εκδ. Κριτική ΑΕ, ISBN: 978-960-586-189-6

(2015) Design global, manufacture local: Exploring the contours of an emerging productive model Vasilis Kostakis, Vasilis Niarosa, George Dafermos, Michel Bauwens, Elsevier Futures 73 (2015) 126-135

(2013) Sigrid Brell-Çokcan Johannes Braumann (Eds.) "Rob I Arch 2012 Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design", Springer-Verlag/Wien, Library of Congress Control Number: 2012953005 ISBN 978-3-7091-1464-3 SpringerWienNewYork

(2013) Commons-based peer production and digital fabrication: The case of a RepRap-based, Lego-built 3D printing-milling machine q Vasilis Kostakis, Marios Papachristou, Elsevier Telematics and Informatics 31 (2014) 434-443

(2012) 1η εκδ, Γιαννούδης Σωκράτης, "Προσαρμόσιμη Αρχιτεκτονική. Δυνατότητες και Παράγοντες Σχεδιασμού Μεταβαλλόμενων και "Ευφυών" Χώρων", εκδ. Μαρία Παρίκου & ΣΙΑ ΕΠΕ, ISBN: 978-960-508-051-8

(2011) 1η εκδ, Ουγκρίνης Κώστας, "Μεταβαλόμενη Αρχιτεκτονική - Κίνηση, Προσαρμογή, Ευελιξία", εκδ. Μαρία Παρίκου & ΣΙΑ ΕΠΕ, ISBN: 978-960-508-041-9

(2010) AD Architectural Design, July/August 2020, Profile No 206, Guest-Edited by Rivka Oxman and Robert Oxman

(2009) Lisa Iwamoto, "Digital Fabrications Architectural and Material Techniques", Princeton Architectural Press, ISBN 978-1-56898-790-3 (alk. paper) 

(2004) 1st ed, Kolarevic, B (ed), "Architecture in the Digital Age: Design and Manufacturing" Taylor & Francis, eBOOK ISBN: 9780203634561

(1988) Ζαχαριάδης Άγγελος, Συμβολή της Προτυποποίησης στη Συστηματοποιημένη Δόμηση Κατοικίας στην Ελλάδα, Διδακτορική Διατριβή ΑΠΘ