Digital Blue Foam (DBF) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) announced in the first week of December 2020, a partnership that will allow the university’s Master of Science (Architecture) students to experience the full revolutionary power of the DBF design software in their coursework, dramatically reducing design time so they can focus on what matters.
Under the agreement, the Master of Science (Architecture) students taking the Specialization in City Design module will learn to use Digital Blue Foam and develop their projects with the software. They will have the opportunity to sketch directly onto an environmental analysis and make building designs more humane and sustainable.
- be given access to DBF’s online tutorials
- participate in one-hour guest lectures with DBF co-founders on machine learning (ML) and the functionalities of the DBF software
- participate in monthly group catch-ups with a representative from DBF to discuss the student’s projects and their experience using the DBF software
Digital Blue Foam is a Singapore-based design technology firm founded by architects that has created an easy-to-use software for architects and city planners that offers geospatial data on every city,
unparalleled user experience, a powerful design engine, and project analytics tools—all in one fully web-based platform. The software is being used by some of the world’s leading AEC companies such as Takenaka Corporation of Japan.
Camiel Weijenberg and Sayjel V. Patel, co-founders of Digital Blue Foam, said: “We are pleased to
partner with Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the largest university in Hungary to train architects. We believe that by educating the next generation of architects on the latest tools and technologies, we will shape the way they design—efficiently, intelligently, and sustainably—and contribute to the industry.”
Associate Professor Bálint Kádár, the university’s Department of Urban Planning and Design and lead for the partnership, said: “I believe Digital Blue Foam is a wonderful educational tool to explain many factors in urban development such as different site data, shades in different seasons, and zoning values. Students who are familiar with Digital Blue Foam as a generative design tool will have a faster learning curve and will be more prepared for future design technologies. We look forward to using and learning from the software in our Master’s program coursework.”
About Digital Blue Foam
Digital Blue Foam is a Singapore-based design technology firm that has created an eponymous software for architects, city planners, and the AEC industry. The software hunts, gathers, and computes contextual data such as climate, program, and urban networks to determine the right building configuration.
About Budapest University of Technology and its Department of Urban Planning and Design
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is a public higher education institute operating as a central budgetary institution. The Faculty of Architecture is the leading architecture school in Hungary. The Department of Urban Planning and Design through its educational activity connects the fields of environmental design (architecture, landscape architecture, engineering etc.) and the scope of the analytic experts, introduces the interdisciplinary approach into architecture, and ensures the presence of architects in urban design and urban planning projects. The City Design specialization of the department has the goal to give enrolling students insight and professional skills connected to urban design, urban planning, and connected other fields of urban activities. The complex program integrates Hungarian and international experiences and is based on the highly competent and diverse background of the Department.
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