Important! You can pick up the models printed over the weekend Monday at 10:00.

Seminar week for 1st year students

“Robotics isn’t always the best way.
A clever mixture of conventional model building techniques is the optimal way.”

In 5 intensive days the students get to know both the hardware and the software to successfully use 3D printing technology as a support for the architectural design process. This basic workshop is part of the compulsory propaedeutic phase of the Course of Design and Construction I of the Chair of Professor Andrea Deplazes.

Structured with daily workshops and question rounds, the students are taught on a click by click basis to essentially understand the workflow and after, are left alone to use it in order to complete a spatial task.

Only those students that are able to produce the models and drawings by the end of the week are awarded access to the 3DLAB.


Livestream Link

Helpline Link


3DLab – Cleaning plan



panel layout of submission

exhibition layout

submission deadline: Monday, November 1st 2021 until 11:00

General Information

Drawing Conventions

3d Printing Cardinal Rules

Prusa Manuals

Assembly Manual i3 MK3S

Assembly Manual Upgrade i3 MK2.5S

Introduction Video First Steps with the 3D-Printer

Printer User Manuals

First Layer Calibration

Day 1 – 25.10.2021

Hardware Teil

  • Aufbau oder Upgrade 3D-Printer
  • First Layer Calibration
  • Prusa Introduction Video
  • Box mit Skirt -> 10mm Abstand -> 10 Loops (leave on printer)
  • print will be controlled by Hilfsassistenten

Theory Part

  • Apply the Hybrid Chain
  • Modell size: 150mm x 150mm x 45mm
  • Improve by iteration
  • Screenshot the PrusaSlicer
  • 3D-Print Final Design
  • Create Layout as requested

Day 1 – 25.10.2021

Day 2 – 26.10.2021

Day 3 – 27.10.2021

  • 9:00 3d Print IV:
  • 13:00: Drawing Input
  • 16:00: Feedback Session

Day 4 – 28.10.2021

  • 10:30: Feedback Session
  • 15:00: Feedback Session

Day 5 – 29.10.2021

  • 10:30: Feedback Session


Das HYTAC richtet das Wahlfach als Lerneinheit des Departements Architektur an alle Studierenden der Abteilung. Es dient als Gefäss für Experimente auf dem neusten Stand der heutigen Technologie. Wir suchen fortlaufend nach Wegen, um neue Technologien in unseren täglichen Entwurfsprozess einzubeziehen.

Zeit: Montags 11:45 bis 13:30
Ort: HIL E6
Kursbeginn: 27.09.2021
Kein Unterricht: 25.10.2021 (Seminarwoche)

Helpdesk: HIL G60.1,
Zoom: Helpdesk Zoom


Livestream + Recordings

Please write to for further information.

Abgabe Miro Board

Link zum Abgabe Miro Board



Day 1 – 27.09.2021

Day 2 – 04.10.2021

Day 3 – 11.10.2021


As a teaching Unit of the Department of Architecture, HYTAC also engages directly with Chairs that are interested in offering new technologies to their students. The Chairs have their pensum, content and objectives that are complemented by punctual special Workshops only for their students in a series of short input series specifically developed for those exercises.

This ensures their students access to the new 3DLab and the use of the machines 24/7.

Since soon all the Students at the Department will have had the basic training, the room to grow in tandem with the Chairs is very promising. HYTAC offers different applications for emerging technologies to be integrated to traditional practices, so it provides an excellent platform for the innovation of work and design processes

HYTAC Basics

«HYTACBasics» is an open course suitable for all architecture students of the department. We take the perspective of an architect to explain the use of complex softwares like Rhino, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks or Revit in the design process of 3D-models for 3D-printing.

Time: Mondays 09:45 until 11:45
Place: HPH G1
Start of course: 27.09.2021

Opening hours
Zoom: Helpdesk Zoom

Course Material


Please write to for further information.

Abgabe Miro Board

Miro Board HYTAC Basics

Course Content

Day 0 – Vorübung

Day 1 – 27.09.2021

Day 2 – 04.10.2021

  • Chapters 2, 3 & 4 of Course: W-1a intro to Modeling for Architecture Design
  • Modeling Exercise Nr. 2 “The Bridge” (exercise sheet on Miroboard)
  • Application for “Augmented Reality”-Seminar Week Extension:
    • Write to until wednesday, 06.10.2021 12:00!
    • We are looking for students who are excited and passionate about learning new tools and technology. Students do not require any pre-knowledge about augmented reality but should show a general interest in 3d software and a curiosity to learn basic coding and unity. We will provide the students with all necessary workflows and devices to follow the course. Therefore, the course is limited to a maximum amount of 15 students. The course is taught in English and German, so students should feel comfortable with English. 

Day 3 – 11.10.2021

Day 4 – 18.10.2021

Seminar Week – 25.10.2021 to 29.10.2021

Day 5 – 01.11.2021

  • from 10:30: access to 3d lab

Day 6 – 08.11.2021