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, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 363–380 | Cite as

Precise Experiments: Relations between Mathematics, Philosophy and Design at Ulm School of Design

  • Cornelie Leopold


The strong relationship between theoretical background in structural thinking and practical realization in composing and designing was one of the characteristics at Hochschule fuer Gestaltung (HfG) Ulm, the Ulm School of Design. This paper examines the special relationship between mathematics, philosophy and design at HfG Ulm, illustrated by examples of the foundation courses. This design approach assumes new relevance today in reference to rule-based or parametric designing with digital tools.


architectural education design philosophy Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Ulm rule-based design topology Max Bill Max Bense Abraham Moles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Descriptive GeometryUniversity of Kaiserslautern, Faculty of ArchitectureKaiserslauternGermany

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