Digitales Entwerfen: Modular Design in VR

Seminar WiSe 2023/24

The seminar aims at exploring novel collaborative design scenarios for generating modular architecture, using Virtual Reality (VR). Software for intuitive use will be provided by the teaching team.

The overall goal of the seminar is twofold: from one side, we will explore computational tools to generate modular assemblies of large numbers of repetitive parts, reflecting on different concepts of modularity in architecture; at the same time, we will discuss scenarios of collaborative design in architecture to create different kinds of public space interventions in different areas of Kassel.

Rather than focusing exclusively on the design of modular systems, the seminar will also explore the process of collaboratively assembling structures within an immersive design system, using 3d environment data as background for the development of modular public space infrastructures.


Participants will need a basic understanding of Grasshopper and Rhino. Partaking in the design process with own VR devices is also possible (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are supported. Other headsets might also work, but we cannot guarantee that).

Enrolment is on Moodle or via Email at


The seminar will be held as a Block Seminar from

Mo 12.02.2023 bis So 18.02.2023 10:00 > 17:00

Final submission (online): 28.02.2022