Mr Daniel Kohler
The Bartlett School of Architecture
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 3rd Oct 2016
Research by Architecture is intended to, here by and with design, to investigate the effects and potential of digital practices in the scale of the city. A mereological consideration of architecture, based on quantitative methods allows ultimate access to the technical, digital representations of places and buildings. Today, digital interfaces are based on the abstraction of part relations and its concatenations. Digital interfaces, so digital logistics, are in contrast to modernist logistics, which are dependent on the subordination to a grid. Required modernism spatial continuity, as Cartesian space, digital logistics links discrete parts discontinuously by relative, local positioning. Thus, digital representations enhances the elements, the parts of a building, which as such become more and more independent of the building. Through this, digital representations change the space of the city more and more to issues of composition and heterogeneity. Digital representations, data ultimately lead to the strengthening of the parts of the city: its architecture.
Similar to the bits and bytes of a digital program, I understand teaching as a cooperative platform rather than a semantic outline. Ranging from available online-courses, specific project support, theoretical sessions, fabrication workshops to the organization of open discussions, guest lecturers, interdisciplinary collaboration with industrial partners or the active involvement in ongoing research: successful teaching provides individual experience and access to knowledge. In the combination as a research-driven teaching, my courses are designed to communicate digital knowledge and the development of new aspects of planning by formal design experiments. The methods employed, range from the mediation of basic knowledge to the development of specific software. Since the year 2010 I gathered a great experience with the soft aspects of teaching, the dynamics, and sensitivity that every student needs individually. I taught at numerous institutions, in various formats, group sizes, from Undergraduate and Master up to Doctoral students.
- Universitat Innsbruck
- Dr, Architecture | 2015
- Universitat Dortmund
- BA, Technologies not elsewhere classified | 2004
- Universitat Dortmund
- B.Arch, Architecture, Building and Planning | 2004