Due to the low dead weight, large spans can be achieved by means of three-dimensional space frames. As a result, this design principle continues to play an important role in architecture and civil engineering.

This module deals with the basic properties of space frames and presents current examples from practice.

In the exercises, the 3D modeling, its parameterization and the computer-aided design of space frames using Rhino, Grasshopper, and Karamba are examined in more detail.

The examination performance consists of three graded homework exercises and a colloquium, whereby the last homework exercise is to design a canopy on the campus including dimensioning, in which architecture students work together with civil engineering students.